Tag Archives: strategy

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 […]

Some Suggestions Concerning Strategy

The following manuscript by Ted Kaczynski is undated, but seems to have been produced sometime in the 90s or earlier. Note that some of these suggestions are outdated. In particular, network and spatial analysis techniques, now in common use by the military and counterterrorism experts, make suggestion (2) essentially suicidal. (Some networked forms of organization, […]

Letters: Ted Kaczynski and Derrick Jensen

Introduction These letters are representative of a unique phase in Kaczynski’s thought. Immediately after his capture and until about the early 2000s, Kaczynski seemed to focus his recruitment efforts on the anarcho-primitivist and green anarchist movements. He submitted articles to the Earth First! Journal and Green Anarchist, and he updated Live Wild or Die! on his legal […]

Letter: Ted Kaczynski to Tim LaPietra

As an undergraduate student Tim LaPietra published Ted Kaczynski’s essay “Ship of Fools.” The Wildernist interviewed LaPietra in 2016. For more on Ted Kaczynski’s concept of “leftism,” see also “The System’s Neatest Trick” and my own “A Critique of the Concept of ‘Leftism’.”  December 26, 2000 A few weeks ago we had cell rotation. (For security […]

The Tactical Spectrum

This article was translated to Spanish by Animus Delendi. Every healthy movement has a functioning tactical spectrum, connections between the most moderate to the most radical elements. For example, Earth First! provided a radical wing to the conservation movement, allowing the Sierra Club to make more impressive demands and resulting in gains for both organizations. […]

Revolution and Recuperation

The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel. — Mark 1:15 The proposal for a radical environmentalist revolution against industrial society is indeed no longer a question of whether a revolutionary movement is necessary or possible. One might easily agree that such a movement is […]

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 […]

Wild Reaction Reading List

This list will be periodically updated. Feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions. Links are to free versions of the books online. For information on the theoretical side of the politics, see “Reading List: Primitivist Theory.” A New Conservation Politics by David Johns — Johns is a long-time conservationist and former member […]

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 […]

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, […]