Alain Badiou: “Let’s lose interest in elections, once and for all!”

“There will never be a deathblow against our present servitude without … the historic tying-together of four factors:
1) A situation of historic instability, which overwhelms conservative subjectivities. Alas, such a situation would very probably be a war, as was the case for the Paris Commune in 1871, the Russian Revolution in 1917 and the Chinese Revolution between 1937 and 1947.
2) A strongly established ideological division … over the fact that … the whole space of political thinking must structure itself around the antagonistic contradiction between capitalism and communism.
3) A popular rising. Such a rising is often linked to point 1.
4) A robust organisation capable of proposing an active synthesis of the three first points, directed at its enemies’ collapse and … the implementation of the constitutive elements of the second, communist path.”