Recent Site Downtime

Recently the site was down for a few days, because the domain name expired unexpectedly and I didn’t have access to the email the notification was sent to. As I write on this site’s donation page, I have worked on the site for several years now “often to the detriment of my conventional success.” If […]

Briefly Noted (27 Jan 2019)

Want to receive more frequent updates? Like the Wild Will Project on Facebook. Recent Posts Contemporary Applications of The Organizational Weapon — A major piece on political strategy Response to an Eco-Socialist Critique of Kaczynski Evolutionary Dead-Ends by X-Ray Mike from The Collapse of Industrial Civilization Critique of the Concept of Human Rewilding by Jonah Howell […]

Response to Critique of Human Rewilding

I largely agree with Jonah’s critique of the concept of human rewilding, but he seems to misunderstand my emphasis on the concept. He’s right: human rewilding “an utterly hopeless project until civilization has collapsed.” I write as much in “Taking Rewilding Seriously,” saying that “we can’t teach humans skills to rewild and then tell them […]

Critique of the Concept of Human Rewilding

Several times in Jacobi’s work has an unworkable theory of the psyche emerged: In “A Less Provisional Synthesis,” last paragraph, second section: “the creator is more a discoverer of values.” This same theory is advanced in “Very Heady Stuff.” It has been used for a long time, or rather, it has been asserted but not […]

Evolutionary Dead-Ends

Source: Collapse of Industrial Civilization “It may seem impossible to imagine that a technologically advanced society could choose, in essence, to destroy itself, but that is what we are now in the process of doing.” ~ Elizabeth Kolbert Have things improved since I wrote my last essay a year ago for this blog? Have we miraculously transformed […]

Response to an Eco-Socialist Critique of Ted Kaczynski

Protean magazine recently published a critique of primitivist, specifically Kaczynskian, thought based on the New York Magazine article, “Children of Ted.” Primarily the article, written by Conor Arpwell of the Democratic Socialists of America, critiques primitivism on the basis that it is “ableist,” or oppressive to disabled minorities; as an alternative Arpwell advocates eco-socialism, which […]

Contemporary Applications of The Organizational Weapon

Communism is pre-eminently a movement based on will. Force is the final arbiter, vigorous intervention is the keynote, and victory goes to those who have the courage to see things through to the end. — Selznick, The Organizational Weapon In the 1950s the RAND Corporation published The Organizational Weapon, a monograph that examined bolshevik strategies and tactics […]

Briefly Noted (28 Dec. 2018)

Of note: I was featured in a New York Magazine article, “Children of Ted.” Recent Posts I updated the out-of-date PDF links for issues of The Wildernist and Hunter/Gatherer. Added more to the “What Happened at Wild Roots” series Added more books to the “Wild Reaction Reading List.” Very Heady Stuff — notes on human rewilding and behavior […]

The Uses and Abuses of Movements and Subcultures

Causes Versus Movements Since the idea of rewilding as a radical politic is growing, it has come time to make a distinction between a movement and a cause. The cause of rewilding is simple: release nature from technological and human control, and restore it to the wild. The radical wing of rewilding recognizes, too, that […]