Category Archives: Reflections

The Tactical Spectrum

This article was translated to Spanish by Animus Delendi. Every healthy movement has a functioning tactical spectrum, connections between the most moderate to the most radical elements. For example, Earth First! provided a radical wing to the conservation movement, allowing the Sierra Club to make more impressive demands and resulting in gains for both organizations. […]

Revolution and Recuperation

The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel. — Mark 1:15 The proposal for a radical environmentalist revolution against industrial society is indeed no longer a question of whether a revolutionary movement is necessary or possible. One might easily agree that such a movement is […]

Escaping Society Peacefully Isn’t an Option

Anti-modern ideas are actually quite popular among the masses of industrial societies, especially the U.S. But the most popular form of anti-modernism is almost entirely escapist in character, sapped of any political content beyond a rejection of the current order. The dreams represented in this strain of anti-modernism are certainly appealing: escape peacefully into the […]

Like a Magnet to Metal Files

What follows is a major step toward determining a decisive plan for political action. Preliminary reading: The Rewilding Program: Proposal for an Anti-Industrial Strategy Contemporary Applications of The Organizational Weapon The History and Impact of Earth First! A Critique of the Concept of ‘the System’ The question today is no longer, Is a revolution necessary? […]

Limits of Spiritual Enlightenment

Source The following article argues that spiritual solutions to our ecological crisis — popular among many greens — are ineffective to solve what he believes is mostly a material, technological problem. Although I do not agree with everything written in the article, its main point stands, and some of the more controversial claims (like those […]

A Problem with Labels: Primitivism, Anarchism, Nihilism

Ideologically the ideas espoused here are a variant of primitivism, distinct mostly because it eschews romantic and utopian ideas about human nature for more conservative ones. The politics derived from it belongs to the anarchist tradition because of the emphasis on autonomy — there could certainly be authoritarian and fascist versions of primitivism. But I’ve […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]