Tag Archives: revolution

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 Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching by Dave Foreman, Bill Haywood, and Edward Abbey Industrial Society and […]

Fragments, Scattered Thoughts, and Nonsense

I There is in the human mind our basic biological instincts (id), and then a layer of social norms and regulations on top (superego). Anxiety is the product of tension between these forces. Ours is a particularly anxious age because the conflict between our desires and social regulations is too great: there are too many […]

The Idea for Idols

As it stands, the purpose of The Idols of Civilization is to hypothesize on the nature of the wild will‘s psychology. The basic idea is that civilization has created an amalgam of psychological neuroses, fixations, etc. that keep it running and functional. This is done through a “civilizing process,” where human nature is cultivated through cultural […]

Wild Reaction: A Sketch

The last article I wrote on strategic thinking was years ago, entitled “Organization“; and, before that, “The Question of Revolution.” Both need to be updated, so here I will give a sketch of my strategic thinking as it stands today. Think of this as a preview of From Conservation to Reaction. See also “Notes on Revolution, […]

Letters: Ted Kaczynski to David Skrbina (March 2005)

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. WHY REFORM WILL FAIL You and your colleague make a series of related assertions: We “would act … to restrict technology as […]

Letters: Ted Kaczynski to David Skrbina (Jan 2005)

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. The first point (freedom). …I and some other people place an extremely high value on freedom; and I do so because today there […]

Corrections

“Therefore, we put our hope in you, Adonai our God, to soon see the glory of your strength, to remove all idols from the Earth, and to completely cut off all false gods; to repair the world.” After crossing “the barrier” (III), one has the feeling of being reborn. It is a totally new phase […]

Oh…

I “Compared with the man who has tradition on his side and needs no reasons for his actions, the free spirit is always weak, especially in his actions. For he knows too many motives and standpoints, and is therefore uncertain, awkward. By what means, then, can he be made relatively strong, so that he can […]

Misc. Notes on Misc. Notes

I I fear that some of my readers will run too far with my idea of a viral “psychotherapeutic method” (“Misc. Notes,” IV). I can only reiterate what I’ve stated before (“On My Ignorance and Isolation“) — these are notes. I only make them public because of an inextricable dependence on an audience to sort […]

Misc. Notes

I I can feel this burst of energy waning. My whole life this has been the pattern: a long period of rest and study, and then an ecstasy of frenetic energy, inducing an almost meditative state at my writing desk. Writing transforms from being simply a desire to an irresistable compulsion. But now, as always, […]