Sunday, February 3, 2013

My Problem with Most Anarchists

They rant and bemoan urbanism. They complain about the government. They advocate small tribal communities.

Yet when you look at most of these guys, they wouldn't survive for 3 days in the type of world they advocate.

This is why, I think, that they don't get a lot of credibility. If you are advocating a return to primitivism then you ought to at least look like you have a chance of surviving in such an environment.

One of two decisions should be reached by the budding anarcho-primitivist:

1. The world is not going to accept a return to a simple and traditional life willingly. It will have to collapse hideously first. We should prepare to survive that transition period and into the sort of life which we might hope to attain.

2. If you don't want to wait until the collapse, then you can withdraw now and (as much as the government will let you), find a remote location somewhere and practice your model. Having the skills to live like this day by day would be critical.