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Reflections #2

Table of Contents A Critique of Repent to the Primitive Notes on Revolution, or Reaction Notes on Humanism and Progressivism On My Ignorance and Isolation Misc. Notes

Misc. Notes

I I can feel this burst of energy waning. My whole life this has been the pattern: a long period of rest and study, and then an ecstasy of frenetic energy, inducing an almost meditative state at my writing desk. Writing transforms from being simply a desire to an irresistable compulsion. But now, as always, […]

On My Ignorance and Isolation

Some Clarifications I’m sure some of my regular readers have been taken aback by the rapid rate at which I have produced articles for the Reflections bulletin. No worries — I do not intend to keep up the pace. This first explosion was simply a release of an overabundance of ideas; an attempt to articulate, […]

Notes on Humanism and Progressivism

I Humanism is the dominant ideology of world society. “Humanism” here means a morality that sets justice, equality, and peace as its ideals, and that considers the sphere of moral consideration to be the whole human species. “Dominant” here is a measure of power, not popularity. Most of the world population, by numbers, may not […]

Notes on Revolution, or Reaction

I My early disbelief in revolution was cured rather effectively by studying the history of revolutions, by a book explaining the Bolsheviks’ radical political tactics, and by a book explaining the psychology of mass movements. All were the result of suggestions from Ted Kaczynski when we corresponded. Of course, all radicals have goals and purposes […]

A Critique of Repent to the Primitive

Problems in Repent to the Primitive The basic anti-industrial critique — of Freud, of Kaczynski, of Mumford, of Illich, of Shepard — is that industrial society does not adequately satisfy human needs. I argue as much in Repent to the Primitive, outlining the following basic argument: Human beings (and perhaps nonhumans) possess a will with […]