Interview of ITS with the Mexican press
Interview of the In the Morning (Por La Mañana - EPM) Team with the group, "Individualists Tending Toward the Wild" after its taking responsibility for the murder of José Jaime Barrera Moreno, Head of Services in the Department of Chemistry of the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico)
Found on the Facebook page of Ciro Gómez Leyva, a Mexican journalist
July 1st , 2016
EPM: Why kill?
ITS: Why not? Is it a sin? A crime? Is it bad? Someone certainly said, “yes” to one of those questions.
We respond to be clear that we kill because this is WAR. We do not recognize any other authority but the authority of our pagan deities tied to nature and who against Catholicism and the Judeo-Christian god. These gods push us toward confrontation.
We kill because we do not recognize any other law but the natural laws that govern the whole of this dead world. We kill because we reject all morality that they seek to impose on us. We kill because we consider it neither “good” nor evil” but rather it is a response from our individuality to all of the destruction that human progress generates. Within the specter of terrorism, killing can be a strategy, a call, or a warning for what will follow…
Getting to the main point, we killed the head of Chemical Services of the UNAM to remind people that we can attack anyone at anytime within this university. It is to show that our objectives have widened since 2011. At that time, we targeted the scientists and investigators. Today the entire university community can be and are the target. Why? For the mere reason that they form part of the student community of this institution of higher education devoted to progress.
We warned the UNAM authorities in past months that if our actions continued to be silenced, there would be consequences. The result was this scandalous death within the University City that serves as a lesson. It doesn’t matter to us that it was just a worker. It would have been the same to us if it had been a student, or a teacher, or best case scenario, a renowned scientist. The real target, the UNAM, was struck again, the authorities are demoralized by it, and we have another death to our name.
EPM: How can you prove that this was done by your group?
ITS: The proof is in the facts of the case. There was nothing missing off of his person. It wasn’t a robbery. The body was found in a place where there were no cameras. This indicates a direct assault and that’s it. We know that the Mexico City police is already preparing its incompetent and idiotic “investigation” (like always) to indicate that it wasn’t us in order to not cause alarm among the university community.
We thought of scalping him as proof but that wasn’t possible at the time. As we wrote in our communiqué, that’ll be for next time. You and everyone else can’t think what you like, that it was a common mugging, a personal vendetta by people from his neighborhood, that it was a mistake, etc. But our record doesn’t lie. This isn’t our first time doing this, we have a reputation. We have demonstrated with this and other actions that we aren’t playing around.
EPM: How many targets do you have?
ITS: Our concrete target is all of civilization, the universities and companies that train slaves so that this system keeps growing, as well as malls and institutions that fill minds with garbage and make sheep that go directly to the slaughter. (By that statement we aren’t supporting “mass society,” which by its very existence threatens the Earth with destruction.) We attack the symbols of modernity, religion, technology, and progress. We attack directly those who are responsible for the spread of the urban stain that swallows up the last surviving wild places.
In summary, we, the eco-extremists, are against human progress that corrupts and degrades all that is beautiful in this world: that progress that makes everything artificial, mechanical, gray, and sad. We don’t tolerate it, so we have been at war with this civilization and disgusting progress for some years now.
EPM: They’ve never arrested anyone from your group?
ITS: In 2011, after blowing up two investigators from the Tec of Monterrey Atizapán Campus, we said that the PGR (The Office of the Attorney General) and the other security institutions were a JOKE, and we’ll keep saying it. Up until now, no one from our group has ever been arrested.
EPM: To what are you referring when you mention the attacks of April 25th and 8th?
ITS: We have to clarify here that ITS was NOT responsible for the attack on April 8th at the University City. This was the work of another eco-extremist group from our tendency, and we mentioned it in our last communiqué to show that the university authorities silenced these attacks. On the other hand, the April 25th attack was part of a coordinated operation of ITS groups in Mexico, Chile, and Argentina, namely:
-April 6th: The “Mystical Horde of the Forest” abandoned an explosive device in the Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Chile in Santiago, although they found the device before it exploded. This generated a great deal of commotion among the university community in the country of earthquakes.
-April 12th: The group, “Ouroboros Silvestre” detonated an explosive in front of the University of Ecatepec in Mexico State, only a few meters from the Municipal Palace in downtown San Cristóbal. The device exploded but no further details are known.
The same day the same group abandoned a timed explosive device in the Comunidad Educativa Hispanoamericana in the same municipality. The device exploded and wounded one of the security guards at the institution when he picked it up. This act was silenced by the media and the authorities of the municipality, who stated that the device exploded without any causalities and only resulted in material damages.
-April 19th: The Group “Fury of the Lynx” detonated a homemade explosive device at one of the entrances of the Tec de Monterrey Mexico City Campus in Tlalpan, without more details being known.
-April 21st: The Group, “Wild Constellations” abandoned a package bomb within the National Technological University in Buenos Aires, Argentina. No further details are known due to the silencing of the action by the authorities.
-April 25th: The “Hidden Fury of the Lynx” group abandoned a timed explosive device also at the Comunidad Educativa Hispanoamericana in Ecatepec, but this time in the Architecture Department, which detonated but no further details are known.
The same day, the same group abandoned an explosive device of similar mak in the Engineering Department, specifically in A Building, but further details are not known. All of these attacks were carried out by groups affiliated with ITS and responsibility was taken for them in our seventh communiqué.
EPM: Who were you attacking?
The April 25th attacks in the University City in particular were symbolically and materially against the UNAM and any person in that university who happened to be in the vicinity when the explosives detonated. It’s false what the media is reporting, namely, that the April 25th attacks were against the Chief of Chemical Services in particular. That’s a lie.
EPM: If you don’t believe in a better tomorrow, and are not revolutionaries, what are you asking for? What is the goal of your struggle?
We’re not asking for anything. We don’t have demands and we aren’t petitioning for anything. Can we negotiate concerning the loss of our natural human roots that resists the artificiality of civilization? Of course not. There’s no negotiation here or roundtable talks, none of that. We don’t believe in revolutions because these are always directed to “solving problems, to constructing something “newer and better”. Let’s just say that the era of “revolutions” and “revolutionaries” is over. There is no “revolution” that can change a negative thing into a positive one since all today is corrupted. Everything’s for sale, because what drives the world today is not political but economic power. Revolutions are a thing of the past, and we’ve understood this quite well. We don’t want to solve any problems here, we aren’t proposing anything to anyone. We aren’t trying to change the world, and we don’t want the masses to join us. Enough with the bargain basement utopias! Enough with the thinking that we can have a better world! Look around you, we are surrounded by the horrors created by this civilization, by an alienating technological reality (social media, telephones). We breathe the thick air of this dirty city. The roads full of cars; see the masses pressed up against each other on buses and on the metro. You can see on their faces that they’ve had it up to here with more of the same. Economic power is had by the few; they live in luxury and are surrounded by money and comfort. The media is sold to the highest bidder. If people protest, they are disappeared and killed. Social tensions heighten, and when it seems like things are finally going to explode, it all returns to normal, or another kind of “normal” at the most. That’s why we’ve stopped believing in a better tomorrow, because the decadent present is all we have, and in the present, all that we see is progress without brakes leading us over the civilized cliff.
Civilization is rotten and it keeps corroding but advancing at the same time. We would love it if we could make it collapse with our own hands, but that would be another childish desire. We’re not betting on the collapse of civilization, nor is its destruction one of our goals. Let that be clear.
On the philosophical front we are pessimists since we have seen all that is beautiful to us, namely nature, be lost, and it is being pushed closer to extinction. There’s nothing for us to fight for, except for our own individualities. We continue to be human and not robots. We are the Wild Nature that is left, the last of the last. We continue to consider ourselves part of nature and not its owner. We eco-extremists are rescuing our primitive roots. Among these is confrontation, the struggle that has identified us as the people of this land, sons of the mesquite and the coyote. We are at war with those who seek to domesticate us, just as our wildest ancestors were, who did not allow themselves to be subjugated by the Europeans who invaded the Gran Chichimeca.
Eco-extremists are domesticated animals who still retain their instincts. For most this will surely be “incoherent” as we say all this yet still use technology. We state that we don’t hesitate to use it to achieve our immediate goals. This is a fact, it doesn’t matter to us one bit if we fall into “inconsistencies” here. We don’t care what anyone thinks, really. One of ITS and eco-extremism’s goals is attack, it’s to return the blows that Wild Nature has received without fashioning ourselves as “revolutionaries”. We do this disinterestedly guided by our egoist impulses. Eco-extremists are like the bees that sting leaving the stinger in the victim, knowing that they will die in the process. In this case, the victim is civilization, and we know that we aren’t going to come out of this war victorious.
This will seem to you like we are “mentally disturbed or unbalanced”, but look, nihilist eco-extremism is a tendency that was practically born in Mexico. It has since been taken up by individualists in Chile, Argentina, and Europe. So we’re not the only crazy ones here at least.
Perhaps this leaves more questions than answers at this point, but one thing is clear: what’s done is done.
For the internationalization of the Eco-extremist Mafia! For the extreme defense of Wild Nature! Death to the hyper-civilized!
-Individualists Tending Toward the Wild – Mexico