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Regional Collapse, Regional Liberation

Or, “A Primitivist Theory of Combined and Uneven Development.” Source: Uncivilized Introduction The spread of capitalism and industrialism was predominantly a ‘Western’ phenomenon, which slowly disseminated among the world through trade, and colonial and imperial relations. The centers of industrial-economics, or the First World, outsources the process of primary industry — the extraction and collection […]

Climate Change on the Living Earth

The following is a transcript of a 2007 talk by James Lovelock to The Royal Society, “Climate Change on the Living Earth.” The transcript is courtesy of For Wild Nature.  We faced a stark choice now between a return to a natural life as a small band of hunter-gatherers or a much reduced high-tech civilization […]

Democracy or Dictatorship?

Democracy or dictatorship: A meaningless distinction If there was ever a meaningful distinction between authoritarian and democratic regimes, it no longer exists in the 21st century; or, at least, it has been lost in the shadow of modern technology. The concern over dictatorship There has been, over the past few years, much discussion in the […]

Response to “Humanism or Antihumanism?”

What follows is a response to the conversational prompt at Wild Insurgency, “Humanism or Antihumanism?” For previous writings on the topic see “A Critique of the Concept of ‘Leftism’” and “Notes on Humanism and Progressivism.” Which Humanism? A number of ideologies and ideas are labeled “humanist,” which has resulted in some confusion. But in relation […]

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. […]

Like a Magnet to Metal Files

What follows is a major step toward determining a decisive plan for political action. Preliminary reading: The Rewilding Program: Proposal for an Anti-Industrial Strategy Contemporary Applications of The Organizational Weapon The History and Impact of Earth First! A Critique of the Concept of ‘the System’ The question today is no longer, Is a revolution necessary? […]

A Problem with Labels: Primitivism, Anarchism, Nihilism

Ideologically the ideas espoused here are a variant of primitivism, distinct mostly because it eschews romantic and utopian ideas about human nature for more conservative ones. The politics derived from it belongs to the anarchist tradition because of the emphasis on autonomy — there could certainly be authoritarian and fascist versions of primitivism. But I’ve […]

Does World Society Require a World Government?

I am currently doing research to develop the concept of “world society” that first appeared in my essay “Critique of the Concept of ‘the System.’” What follows is a brief response to the most frequent question I get when I mention a world society: Do you mean a world government? The thoughts, though, are scattered […]

Letters: Ted Kaczynski to David Skrbina (April 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. First, as to the likelihood that computers will catch up with humans in intelligence by the year 2029, which I think is the […]