We hope to explore the fundamentals of primitivism and its analysis of modern society, while providing a forum for debate on the merits of its ideals. Moreover, we'd like to encourage dialogue amongst primitivists on the merits of different strategic viewpoints.
Influential in the genesis of much of what will be discussed here are authors such as Charles Eisenstein, John Zerzan, Derrick Jensen, Daniel Quinn, Lierre Keith, Mark Boyle et al. There are undoubtedly significant disagreements amongst the views of the aforementioned authors, nevertheless, the broad logic under which they can be grouped (classified for simplicity as "primitivism") defines a coherent yet adaptive philosophy.
We hope to encourage as wide a variety of guest contributors as possible, so if there's an issue on which you'd like to add your thoughts, feel free to e-mail us.
In the next few blog posts we'll have footage from a discussion with Derrick Jensen on topics ranging from the role of science to his views on mechanisms for change, as well as details from his forthcoming book and accompanying workshop series. We'll also be considering the links between primitivism and anarchism, and analysing published critiques of the primitivist world view.
Tom & Adam