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 Recent Posts I updated the out-of-date PDF links for issues of The Wildernist and Hunter/Gatherer.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 […]

Briefly Noted (26 Nov 2018)

Do you like the content on this blog? Consider donating so I can keep it going! Posts I added a new portal on strategy and tactics entitled “Wild Reaction.” The most important posts in this “Briefly Noted” are “The Rewilding Program” and “The History and Impact of Earth First!”  Myth and Science An Awakening – thoughts on […]

The History and Impact of Earth First!

Genesis Many workmen Built a huge ball of masonry Upon a mountaintop Then they went to the valley below, And turned to behold their work. “It is grand,” they said; They loved the thing. Of a sudden, it moved: It came upon them swiftly; It crushed them all to blood. But some had opportunity to […]

Wild Reaction Reading List

This list will be periodically updated. Feel free to contact me if you have any suggetions. Links are to free versions of the books online. A New Conservation Politics by David Johns Rewilding North America by Dave Foreman — See also “The Rewilding Program: Proposal for an Anti-Industrial Strategy“ Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching […]

The Rewilding Program: Proposal for an Anti-Industrial Strategy

Why Rewilding is Necessary Rewilding is the process of restoring nature, including human nature, to its unmanaged, wild state, primarily by decreasing human and technological control. For instance, to rewild river ecosystems downstream from a dam, we would remove the dam; to rewild animals, we would teach them necessary but lost survival skills and then […]

Letter: Is Scientific Work Motivated Primarily by a Desire to Improve Humanity?

Translated from Spanish at Naturaleza Indomita. Note: Because the letter was originally written in English, but I currently only have access to the Spanish translation, this retranslation will not be a faithful representation of the original letter. Those who have access to the original English-language copy are free to email me. You, in your comments […]

Brief Comments

My posts have been all over the place recently, so I just want to reiterate a couple of things to center my readers: (1) The central concern of the politic is autonomy. That is, the problem with technological society is the way it creates man-made environments that mediate our relationship with the world around us. […]

What Happened At Wild Roots

In 2017 I began my uncivilization project, hoping to explore the possibility of living a primitive life in the modern age as an alternative to revolution. The project, or at least the main goal, predictably failed, but during the course of it I explored a number of U.S. states and ended up on a primitivist […]