Topic of the Week: Anarcho-primitivism
"Not long ago, Primitivism was a significant strand of North American Anarchy. During the period of the WTO protests… and through the Green Scare repression of environmentalists, John Zerzan's ideas about the dangers of technology were undeniably important to many on the left."
-Towards an Anthropology as Science Fiction
Dominique Ganawaabi, Black Seed #7
As someone who lived in the Pacific Northwest in the time Dominique references, this feels obvious, but I also traveled (just) enough to know that other areas of North America had different experiences/receptions to A-P.
I've not used the term anarcho-primitivist to describe myself in a lot of years, preferring green-, anti-civ, or no fucking adjectives at all, but I've recently had several conversations where I've realized the huge impact that tendency has had on both myself and the North American anarchist scene(s) at large.
Whether pro-, anti-, or ambivalent, how has anarcho-primitivism influenced your anarchy, and that of the anarchist scene where you live?