anarcho-primitivism

“Confronting your Domestication” and “Rewilding”

  • Posted on: 8 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Miko-Ew

By Sokaksin

“May I ask how you confront your own domestication?”

I was asked this question a while back by someone that I have crossed paths with and from the outset it has always struck me as an odd question. It seems to be all the rage among anarcho-primitivist circles to talk about “rewilding” oneself, “confronting one’s own domestication,” reclaiming one’s own “wildness,” and on and on and on. These same people set out on extended camping trips with a few of their buddies to rough it on the back acres of some ranch building primitive shelters, hunting and prepping with primitive weapons and tools and generally kindling fires of the little homunculus of the “IR hunter/gatherer” in their heart.

Why Arguing with Egoists is Pointless

  • Posted on: 15 February 2017
  • By: thecollective

The danger is that the self, constantly removed and made unlike the others, may become isolated. But the Pleistocene solution is the enhanced complexity of relationships.

- Paul Shepard, Coming Home to the Pliestocene

After all, with lions on the same plains, with both of us following the same prey and stealing each others' kills, we became human. We have a lot in common. It's not the lions' fault if some humans later become philosophers.

- Carl Safina, Beyond Words: How Animals Think and Feel

Dispossess Episode 5: Goals

  • Posted on: 22 September 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

This is the podcast Dispossess where we explore the ideas, tendencies, ideologies, spooks, spirits, and other possessions and conversations that are relevant to the hosts of the show as providing for nourishing dialogue from the perspective of a non-ideological critique of civilization

For the fifth episode we will be discussing the subject of goals.

Layla AbdelRahim on Which Side Podcast – Episode 199

  • Posted on: 29 August 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
Layla AbdelRahim - Which Side Podcast

Episode 199: We talk with Layla AbdelRahim; Vegan Anarcho-Primitivist, Comparatist Anthropologist and Author of Children’s Literature, Domestication, and Social Foundation: Narratives of Civilization and Wilderness and Wild Children – Domesticated Dreams: Civilization and the Birth of Education. Her work can be found at http://layla.miltsov.org/. We discuss anthropocentrism, animal liberation, rewilding and much more. #fsd

Toward Savagery:

  • Posted on: 20 August 2016
  • By: thecollective

Recent Developments in Eco-Extremist Thought in Mexico

Introduction

In 2011, a group calling itself “Individuals Tending Toward the Wild” (Individualidades Tendiendo a lo Salvaje—ITS) began a string of eco-terrorist attacks in Mexico. These attacks ranged from mail bombs sent to various research institutions around the country to the assassination of a biotechnology researcher in Cuernavaca, Morelos. With each attempted bombing or action, ITS published communiqués explaining the reasoning behind their attacks, and used the attacks as “propaganda of the deed” to propagate their ideas. In 2014, after a series of polemics and self-critiques, ITS allegedly joined forces with other allied groups in Mexico and changed its name to “Wild Reaction” (Reacción Salvaje—RS). This latter group characterized itself as a group of “nihilist saboteurs, incendiary nomads, individualist delinquents, anarcho-terrorists, politically and morally incorrect critics,”[1] among others. Since its rechristening, RS has claimed responsibility for bombing a telethon as well as for recent unrest during demonstrations against the government in Mexico City.

Dispossess Ep 3: On Naturalness

  • Posted on: 13 August 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

This is the podcast Dispossess where we explore the ideas, tendencies, ideologies, spooks, spirits, and other possessions and conversations that are relevant to the hosts of the show as providing for nourishing dialogue from the perspective of a non-ideological critique of civilization

For the third episode we will be discussing the ideas of natural and unnatural and the relevance or irrelevance of these ideas within anti-civilization conversations.

Primitivism and the "Regressive Left"

  • Posted on: 29 July 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Wildism

Among the weak arguments against Progress, there is the peculiar case of dominant ideologies hosting factions that reject it in the name of dominant values. The so-called “regressive left” is an example of this from humanism. The regressive left argues that Western civilization embodies power structures that prevent it from living up to humanist or post-humanist values. That is, these structures either prevent Western civilization from acknowledging the equal moral worth of all humans, or from acknowledging the moral standing of humans plus something else, like sentient animals or nature. For instance, Merchant (1980, p. 278) writes,

Disposses Podcast Ep 1: On Wildness and Rewilding

  • Posted on: 23 July 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Introducing the podcast DISPOSSESS where we explore the ideas, tendencies, ideologies, spooks, spirits, and other possessions and conversations that are relevant to the hosts of the show as providing for nourishing dialogue from the perspective of a non-ideological critique of civilization

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