Category Archives: Wild Reaction

A Critique of the Concept of “the System”

Ted Kaczynski (TK) repeatedly writes that a revolutionary movement needs an enemy. Variously he names the enemy as “modern technology,” “the industrial system,” “the techno-industrial system,” just “the system,” and, in addition to one of the foregoing, “the technician class.” But these terms are vague or unintuitive, they confuse the enemy of a revolutionary movement […]

Anti-Tech Revolution: Why and How by Ted Kaczynski

A little while back, I received a book from the publisher of Kaczynski’s second book (see below). It requested that I do not put the contents of Kaczynski’s new book on my website, with the vague implication of legal action. It was probably sent at Kaczynski’s request.   Fortunately some people have already put PDFs […]

Take Back Conservation

Source In my 35 years as a conservationist, I have never beheld such a bleak and dreary situation as I see today. The evidence for my dismay falls into three categories: the state of Nature, the power of anticonservationists, and appeasement and weakness within the conservation and environmental movements. None of this is reason for […]

The Problems with Ted Kaczynski’s Revolution

NOTE: After my attempt to live reasonably outside the bounds of civilization, and some further thinking on the problems we face, I have to reject the conclusion of this essay. Nature has, in fact, been destroyed enough to make escape mostly impossible; and most people suffering from the problems of industrial society have no option […]

Forget Ecomodernism—This Is Ecoreaction!

We once defined conservation. John Muir wrote of the beauty of the Wild and its “inexhaustible abundance,” not environmental justice or decoupling or de-extinction. And he wasn’t shy about blaming human civilization: “Living artificially in towns, we are sickly,” he wrote, “and never come to know ourselves.” Almost a century later, the sentiment held strong as […]

Organization

Editor’s Note: While many of the suggestions and predictions in this piece remain helpful, this article, as with most of issue 1.4, has been rejected by the majority of individuals belonging to Wild Will and should not be regarded as representative of the members’ views. For more representative writings, see the series “Foundations of Wildism [discontinued].” Summary-Wildism […]

Reprint: How Might Ecologists Make the World Safe for Biodiversity Without Getting Fired?

Editor’s Note: This is a reprint from the Bulletin of the British Ecological Society. We’ve decided to include it in Vol. 1, No. 3 of Hunter/Gatherer because it gives a small taste of Johns’ brilliant book on conservation strategy, A New Conservation Politics. Please buy it and read it if you are interested in the […]