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Misc. Letters To and From Ted Kaczynski

I. May 20, 2002 To answer your letter of March 25, in your writings on technology that you enclosed, I find some points that I respond to sympathetically, but for the most part I find your writing incomprehensible. No doubt this is largely due to my ignorance of religion and philosophy. However, there is one […]

Regional Collapse, Regional Liberation

Or, “A Primitivist Theory of Combined and Uneven Development.” Source: Uncivilized Introduction The spread of capitalism and industrialism was predominantly a ‘Western’ phenomenon, which slowly disseminated among the world through trade, and colonial and imperial relations. The centers of industrial-economics, or the First World, outsources the process of primary industry — the extraction and collection […]

Ted Kaczynski’s Critique of Jared Diamond’s Collapse

This critique was originally published, in Spanish, in the internal bulletin of a network of anti-tech radicals with whom Kaczynski had correspondence. The following is the editorial comment on Kaczynski’s critique. Because the article was re-translated into English it may not reflect the original exactly. In this case, as is the case with any other […]

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 […]

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. […]

When Non-Violence is Suicide

It’s the autumn of 2025 AD. The technoindustrial system fell apart a year ago, but you and your friends are doing alright. Your garden has flourished this past summer and in your cabin you have a good supply of dried vegetables, dried beans and other foodstuffs to get you through the coming winter. Just now […]

Reprint: Primitivism without Catastrophe

Reprinted from Ritual Magazine. Every good idea needs a selling point. The selling point of the all-encompassing ideology that can go by any name from “anarcho-primitivism” to “anti-civilization thinking” is that modern techno-industrial civilization is destroying the human race, and if we want to stop this destruction, we have to destroy civilization. It’s a matter […]