Primitivism and Science

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, […]

Briefly Noted (1 May 2019)

Recent Posts Why Wild Nature?: A Short Rejoinder — An economic and ecological argument for wild nature provides a much stronger basis for political action than the moral, religious, and progressive ones. Does World Society Require a World Government? — Would love feedback on this article. Development of the concept of “world society” first introduced […]

Does World Society Require a World Government?

I am currently doing research to develop the concept of “world society” that first appeared in my essay “Critique of the Concept of ‘the System.’” What follows is a brief response to the most frequent question I get when I mention a world society: Do you mean a world government? The thoughts, though, are scattered […]

Ardea Homestead Sanctuary

I’ve been familiar with Ardea Homestead Sanctuary for a while now, connecting to the founders online back when The Wildernist was still publishing. The couple, Alex and Stacey, met in 2011 at an herbal medicine school in Asheville. Stacey’s family had a piece of property in King’s Mountain, an oak-hickory forest in the North Carolina […]

Briefly Noted (11 April 2019)

Recent Posts More Truths About Primitive Life — An update to Kaczynski’s old essay “The Truth About Primitive Life,” focusing more on biology, psychology, and neuroscience than on anthropology. Interview on Critical of Capital Podcast — A discussion with a couple of anarchists about biocentrism, leftism, Ted Kaczynski, and more. Uncivilization 2.0 — Restarting the Uncivilization project a […]

Conversation with Ran Prieur

A couple decades ago, Ran Prieur was a pretty popular primitivist author, who today retains a cult following. He publishes regularly at ranprieur.com, where he’s archived all his old essays and gives updates on his life and thoughts. His community is most active at the subreddit /r/ranprieur. I decided to have a conversation with Prieur […]

Uncivilization 2.0

About a year ago I started my uncivilization project, and about half a year after that ended it, morose and convinced that it was, overall, a failure, although a teachable one. Now that I’ve had a few months of reflection I’ve decided to start it back up again with a slightly different purpose. This time, […]

Interview on Critical of Capital Podcast: Biocentrism, Leftism, Earth First!, and More…

I talked a little with the guys behind Critical of Capital podcast. We discussed the meaning of “leftism,” problems with biocentrism, the history of Earth First!, Ted Kaczynski, and a bunch of other interesting topics. Articles relevant to the discussion include: More Truths About Primitive Life The Truth About Primitive Life by Ted Kaczynski A […]

More Truths About Primitive Life

Note: While I provide a list of sources below, I do not provide in-line citations for this essay, which can easily be found online. I may add them if this is ever published anywhere other than online. The sources listed at the bottom of the essay review all of the cited evidence and more in […]