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From anger, complete delusion arises, and from delusion bewilderment of memory. When memory is bewildered, intelligence is lost, and when intelligence is lost one falls down again into the material pool. — Bhagavad Gita I Going barefoot in the colder months, before snow, is not as difficult for the person living a traditional mode of […]

Sackcloth and Ashes

Originally written 1 Oct. 2018. I The temptation is not to commit suicide, but to learn to live. There is no good, rational reason not to commit suicide, but irrationally I keep on living. I’d like to say it’s because of hope for something better; but it was only when I stopped hoping that I stopped […]

Rat Squealed Too

What follows is a short excerpt from my journal explaining why my recent posts have gotten so weird. I know it sounds crazy, will admit I am afraid of being sent to the hospital for it. But I’m hoping this is what it takes to get the games to stop. Some background In college I […]

What Happened at Wild Roots, 1

Finding Wild Roots was a hell of an adventure, emphasis on both the hell and the adventure. The commune was tucked away in some secret corner along a dangerously winding mountain road, so the travel wasn’t like the interstate hitchhiking I was used to. At one point I got picked up by a truck driver […]

What Happened At Wild Roots

I started this post intending to give an overview of my experience at Wild Roots, more in-depth than my previous post. But I quickly realize that my time at the commune alone could easily make a novel, and involves too many themes I’d want to rant on for me to regard an “overview” as a […]

Cash Money

In the liminal period between dropping out of college and pursuing my uncivilization project, I wrote Repent to the Primitive and learned an important thing about my writing process: I need to go batshit insane. During the weeks that I wrote that book, I lived a sort of bohemian monkish existence, barely sleeping or showering, taking […]

Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

A widespread reaction to technological society is inevitable, a winning battle. There are too many interests in support of it. In rural areas numerous populations are very aware that advanced technological development means the eradication of their values and their ways of life. In urban areas, there is widespread support for environmentalism and a growing […]

Florence + the Machine

I When chaos happens, there is an opportunity for seedy elements to shape their territories in ways that make them more amenable to seedy activity in the future — i.e., removing surveillance cameras. We, of course, should do everything we can to prevent these elements from disrupting law and order and infringing on the rights […]

Closing Roads (Ecodefense)

The following is part of a series of posts converting to html the monkeywrenching tactics in Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching (3rd edition). See also the PDF of the book. Most exploitation of the wild requires roads, and the industrial machine could not afford to constantly repair the road network on public lands if even […]

Plugging Waste Discharge Pipes (Ecodefense)

The following is part of a series of posts converting to html the monkeywrenching tactics in Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching (3rd edition). See also the PDF of the book. Despite the general focus of this book on wilderness defense and the general public perception that monkeywrenching is restricted to wild lands in the West, […]