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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 […]

Even in Arcadia

You are not so smart as to change the world without consequence you did not want. I know this feels like a crack against your skull, an insult to the temple of arrogance you’ve built in your heart, but I am here to mock you and destroy the false temple. I am here to answer […]

All who fashion idols

And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcasses upon the carcasses of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you. — Leviticus 26:30 All man’s work will disappear from the soft trickle of the light rain and the raging heat of the forest fire from the wild […]

Misanthropy

Summary—Progressivists sometimes charge that conservationists are misanthropes. In reality, progressivists are the real misanthropes, since they disdain human nature and seek to “improve” it into non-existence. As a result, they only consider “human” (and “humane”) those things that benefit civilized conditions, and use this as the framework by which to judge whether or not an […]