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Reflections on “Repent to the Primitive”

I have finally posted the PDF of Repent to the Primitive — two PDFs, actually, because I never could decide what the final product should look like. The book should be regarded as a summary of my magazine work from 2013-2017, not an unchanging political platform. Some ideas in the book will almost certainly change […]

Help Me Renew Our Website Hosting

NOTE: Our website hosting has been renewed. Thank you to all who helped.  Hi, Readers. It’s time for us to renew our website hosting plan — $38.88 — and because I don’t have any money, I’m hoping you enjoy the website enough to help me out. You can donate money through PayPal. Our deadline for […]

About the Wild Will Project

The Wild Will Project is an attempt to figure out what rewilders can do about our common desire to live outside the bounds of civilization. All possibilities are open for consideration. Perhaps there are too few people willing to commit to true rewilding to result in anything more than a network of band societies and conservation […]

A History of Two Magazines: The Wildernist and Hunter/Gatherer

I’ve included on this site the archived issues of two magazines I helped run from 2014-2017: The Wildernist and Hunter/Gatherer. The Wildernist Homeless after high school, I travelled to North Carolina to find anarchists that had made the news during the Occupy Wall Street movement. I found them, and I worked with them on several anti-prison and […]

The Lessons of Easter Island

Source Easter Island is one of the most remote, inhabited places on earth. Only some 150 square miles in area, it lies in the Pacific Ocean, 2,000 miles off the west coast of South America and 1,250 miles from the nearest inhabitable land of Pitcairn Island. At its peak the population was only about 7,000. […]

Industrial Civilization Could Not Be Rebuilt

A suggestion, for the sake of thought: If industrial civilization collapsed, it probably could not be rebuilt. Civilization would exist again, of course, but industry appears to be a one-time experiment. The astronomist Fred Hoyle, exaggerating slightly, writes: It has often been said that, if the human species fails to make a go of it […]

An Ecological View of the Indian

Source Most environmentalists tacitly assume that primitive people lived in ecological harmony with their surroundings, and had little impact on their habitat. Implicit in this assumption is the idea that the environmental ravages of Western civilization are the result of a fall from the primitive earthly paradise, and western European cultural roots are to blame […]

Freedom and Wilderness, Wilderness and Freedom

When I lived in Hoboken, just across the lacquered Hudson from Manhattan, we had all the wilderness we needed. There was the waterfront with its decaying piers and abandoned warehouses, the jungle of bars along River Street and Hudson Street, the houseboats, the old ferry slips, the mildew-green cathedral of the Erie-Lackawanna Railway terminal. That […]

Technology and Mortality

Source “Education,” whether general or specifically related to family planning, is the nostrum most often mentioned as a solution to the world population crisis, usually based on statistics from developed countries correlating a rise in education levels with decreased birth rates. The fact is, like all technological solutions to technological problems, education programs have been […]

Technology-Free Zones

Source Because technology is at the heart of the ecological crisis, I propose the creation of technology-free zones. The nuclear-free zone movement has shown the way by placing initiatives on the ballot and lobbying local governments to approve anti-nuclear proclamations. My proposal would be more subversive and utopian, hence more patriotic and likely to succeed. […]