Tag Archives: Ted Kaczynski

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 […]

“Children of Ted” discussed on Last Born in the Wilderness Podcast

The NY Mag article “Children of Ted” was discussed on an excellent podcast series, Last Born in the Wilderness. I recommend listening to other episodes, such as the discussion on “collapse management” or the problems with the Green New Deal. Listen on Soundcloud In this episode, I speak with journalist John H. Richardson. Former Writer at […]

A Commentary on the Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

The following is an excerpt of a letter from Ted Kaczynski to Último Reducto (UR). I have translated it back into English here, but one should of course be aware that the process of reverse translation can be fraught with errors. The majority of the people responsible for the disaster are British Petroleum, the oil industry, […]

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 […]

Interview on Popular Front Podcast: The New Wave of Eco-Terrorism

I was featured on Popular Front podcast by the journalist Jake Hanrahan. For more on the topics discussed in the podcast, see the following links: Ted Kaczynski on Individualists Tending Toward Savagery (ITS) Preface to Repent to the Primitive Heretics and Apostles, Atassa Ted Kaczynski and Why He Matters, Dark Mountain The History and Impact of Earth First! […]

Preface to Repent to the Primitive

Read Repent to the Primitive in full Although the present form of the book only began two years ago, my work really started two years before, in 2013, when, homeless after high school, I involved myself in ecological and antimodern factions of anarchism. During this time, I ran across an essay, “Industrial Society and Its Future,” […]

Letter: Is Scientific Work Motivated Primarily by a Desire to Improve Humanity?

Translated from Spanish at Naturaleza Indomita. Note: Because the letter was originally written in English, but I currently only have access to the Spanish translation, this retranslation will not be a faithful representation of the original letter. Those who have access to the original English-language copy are free to email me. You, in your comments […]

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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 […]

Letters: Ted Kaczynski to David Skrbina (Oct 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.‪ I’ll begin by summarizing some information from Martin E.P. Seligman, Helplessness: On Depression, Development, and Death. […]