Tag Archives: strategy

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 […]

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 […]

Powerlines (Ecodefense)

The following is part of a series of posts converting to html the monkeywrenching tactics in Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching (3rd edition). See also the PDF of the book. During the last several years, the sabotage of powerlines has become recognized as a major form of monkeywrenching — due largely to several ill planned […]

Wild Developments

See also “Wild Reaction: A Sketch.” A fundamental question: how might we create conditions that will make people secure in the decision to prepare for, perhaps even help instigate, the collapse of the global economy? It seems that the answer lies in an expansion of “Shooting from the Dark,” note II: Say, then, you live […]

Shooting from the Dark

I Kaczynski is correct that for any society to exist in a sufficiently wild context, the technological basis of our current society must be destroyed. His discourse, however, inspires a sort of magical perspective on this problem, not rooted in reality. It is clear that our technological infrastructure and the modes of thought it produces […]

More Miscellany

I The value of protest. I often hear protests devalued as “not achieving anything.” The prevalence of this opinion in radical circles is especially understandable, since the very nature of the radical is one that is already prepared to destroy everything. But few if any people start as radicals, and a little self-examination would most […]

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 […]

From the Madhouse

I We want superhumans, not superstates. What is the psychology of the superhuman? What is the psychology of the wild will? He will destroy every idol — the nation, the state, humanity, progress, moral obligations — but do you think the prophets of Ba’al would smash their statues to bits if they first did not […]

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, […]

Rock Spikes (Ecodefense)

Rock Spikes Hard Rock vs. Heavy Metal: Quartz Tree Pins Certain types of rock could well be the ideal type of anti-sawblade “pin” for planting in condemned trees. As with other types of monkeywrenching, proper materials and technique are essential. Equipment Begin by obtaining copies of lapidary. magazines at a quality newsstand. Among these are Gems […]