from Guy Debord

The SI to Jean-Marc Charmillon
23 May 1967
Repugnant Charmillon:

Since you have had the impudence to write to us again recently, we must therefore warn you of the fact that we are obviously up-to-date concerning your stupefyingly despicable conduct at the Bordeaux Congress[1] in favor of the miserable Joyeusist[2] bureaucracy and against our anarchist comrades.

Imbecile, faker, flatterer, frustrated anarchist, Stalinist wannabe, student: try no longer, you bastard, to approach us or say that you know us.

For you, as for the others, the situationists will maintain this position and will make it known today and later on. Henceforth, liar, it is the Garnautin provocateurs[3] with whom you will have to team up.

Situationist International[4]

[1] Congress of the Anarchist Federation, held in Bordeaux in April 1967 (cf. “The Splits in the AF,” I.S. #11, pp. 66-67).

[2] Neologism formed using the name of Maurice Joyeux, a member of the Louis Michel Group in the Anarchist Federartion, which he helped reconstruct around Le Monde Libertaire and the Association for the Study and Diffusion of Rationalist Philosophies in 1953.

[3] Translator: the Garnautins (Herbert Holl, Theo Frey and Jean Garnault) were excluded in January 1967.

[4] Stamp of the SI in the form of a signature.

(Published in Guy Debord Correspondance, Vol "0": Septembre 1951 - Juillet 1957: Complete des "lettres retrouvees" et d l'index general des noms cites by Librairie Artheme Fayard, October 2010. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! April 2011. Footnotes by the publisher, except where noted.)

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