A Commentary on the Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

The following is an excerpt of a letter from Ted Kaczynski to Último Reducto (UR). I have translated it back into English here, but one should of course be aware that the process of reverse translation can be fraught with errors. The majority of the people responsible for the disaster are British Petroleum, the oil industry, […]

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 […]

Briefly Noted (1 June 2019)

Recent Posts Upcoming articles will discuss topics like: mass psychology, nihilism and the convergence of radical ideologies, world society and the anti-globalization movement. Primitivism and Science On the Web The Collapsing Crime Rates of the 90s Might Have Been Driven by Cellphones, The Atlantic “We’re Not Being Paranoid”: U.S. Warns of Spy Dangers of Chinese-Made Drones, NPR […]

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, […]

Briefly Noted (1 May 2019)

Recent Posts Why Wild Nature?: A Short Rejoinder — An economic and ecological argument for wild nature provides a much stronger basis for political action than the moral, religious, and progressive ones. Does World Society Require a World Government? — Would love feedback on this article. Development of the concept of “world society” first introduced […]

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 […]

Ardea Homestead Sanctuary

I’ve been familiar with Ardea Homestead Sanctuary for a while now, connecting to the founders online back when The Wildernist was still publishing. The couple, Alex and Stacey, met in 2011 at an herbal medicine school in Asheville. Stacey’s family had a piece of property in King’s Mountain, an oak-hickory forest in the North Carolina […]

Briefly Noted (11 April 2019)

Recent Posts More Truths About Primitive Life — An update to Kaczynski’s old essay “The Truth About Primitive Life,” focusing more on biology, psychology, and neuroscience than on anthropology. Interview on Critical of Capital Podcast — A discussion with a couple of anarchists about biocentrism, leftism, Ted Kaczynski, and more. Uncivilization 2.0 — Restarting the Uncivilization project a […]

Conversation with Ran Prieur

A couple decades ago, Ran Prieur was a pretty popular primitivist author, who today retains a cult following. He publishes regularly at ranprieur.com, where he’s archived all his old essays and gives updates on his life and thoughts. His community is most active at the subreddit /r/ranprieur. I decided to have a conversation with Prieur […]