Tag Archives: critique of anarcho-primitivism

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 […]

John Zerzan and Primitive Confusion

French communist group En Attendant’s critique of two key text by anarcho-primitivist John Zerzan. The publishers L’Insomniaque recently put out two collections of articles by J. Zerzan: “Futur Primitif”, in December 1998 (“Future Primitive” first published by Autonomedia, New York, and “Aux Sources de l’Alienation”, in October 1999 (“Elements of Refusal”, Left Bank Books, Seattle, […]

Some comments in reference to the communiques from Individualists Tending toward the Wild

What follows is one of two critiques of the terror group ITS issued by the indomitismo group. See also: “Public Critique of Individualists Tending Toward Savagery” by Anónimos con Cautela “Ted Kaczynski on Individualists Tending Toward Savagery” by Ted Kaczynski The original Spanish version was translated by War On Society. After reading the five communiques […]

The Primitivist Tradition

Introduction The political ideology of primitivism is experiencing something of a revival, but because it has included so many elements and ideas, it is sometimes hard to parse what the term signifies. Here I outline, in rough form, the boundaries of the primitivist tradition, with specific comments on a distinct strain that has been responsible […]

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 […]

Interview on Critical of Capital Podcast: Biocentrism, Leftism, Earth First!, and More…

I talked a little with the guys behind Critical of Capital podcast. We discussed the meaning of “leftism,” problems with biocentrism, the history of Earth First!, Ted Kaczynski, and a bunch of other interesting topics. Articles relevant to the discussion include: More Truths About Primitive Life The Truth About Primitive Life by Ted Kaczynski A […]

More Truths About Primitive Life

Note: While I provide a list of sources below, I do not provide in-line citations for this essay, which can easily be found online. I may add them if this is ever published anywhere other than online. The sources listed at the bottom of the essay review all of the cited evidence and more in […]

A Critique of the Nomadic Hunter / Gatherer Ideal

Animus Delendi translated this essay into Spanish. Contradictions in the Reasoning Ted Kaczynski (TK) suggests a nomadic hunter/gatherer (NHG) ideal, because, he claims, a movement needs a positive ideal as much as it needs an enemy. On the other hand, he says that it would be impossible to control post-collapse conditions and in fact imagines […]

Letters: Ted Kaczynski to David Skrbina (Sept 2004)

For the endnotes to these letters, please refer to the PDF of Technological Slavery. You can also view HTML versions of all correspondence between David Skrbina and Ted Kaczynski, as well as all the texts in the book. I think that as a preliminary to answering your letter of July 27, it would be a […]

Letters: Ted Kaczynski to David Skrbina (Jan-Aug 2004)

For the endnotes to these letters, please refer to the PDF of Technological Slavery. You can also view HTML versions of all correspondence between David Skrbina and Ted Kaczynski, as well as all the texts in the book. 2 Jan 2004 I’ve been able to identify only three ways (apart from modest reforms) in which […]