Maintaining Our Morale against Seemingly Insurmountable Odds
Last week, comrades published Conflictual Wisdom, “Revolutionary Introspection towards the Preservation of the Anarchist Individual & Community.” In this collection, longtime anarchists reflect on how to maintain longevity while confronting seemingly invincible adversaries. Here, we present a refined version of one of the anonymous contributions, exploring how to understand the anarchist project outside a post-Christian millenarian narrative of redemption.
How do green or ecological factors affect your thoughts or actions as anarchists, if at all?
What is the importance of indigenous resistance or solidarity as green anarchists, now and moving into the future? What are the implications of the notion that civilization has encroached over every space on the planet, and is there any hope for escape? Would such an escape look like something completely different than anything we’ve known in the past, or would it resemble historical modes of living such as hunter/gatherers? Are tools and technology separated from or a part of nature, i.e. is there a distinction between what is natural and what is artificial? If so, what importance does such a distinction play in the everyday life of people (or yourself) today? Can terms such as wildness or domestication be useful or elaborated on or are they merely jargon or loaded concepts?
From The Brilliant
Our publishing schedule has been a bit delayed lately so if you don't use our RSS feed to keep up to the minute on the latest The Brilliant content and wait to hear what we have been up to from this site alone, we apologize. The most three current episodes pertain to the great, recent(ish) anti-civilization essay Desert, which was written as an effort toward an anarchist understanding of climate change and its consequences in terms of opportunities and hazards for anarchy and authority.