This week we dive deep into eco-terrorism / green anarchy / primitivism, and discuss why we think the Unambomber had some good points while also disagreeing with him, a lot.
Anti-Civ folks would tell you that the problems that plague humanity begin with the industrial revolution and that we need to go back to hunter/gatherer societies.
We at The Regrettable Century, however, enjoy the fact that we survived past childbirth and can wear corrective lenses to read books safely inside of our warm homes this winter. We bet you can figure out what we think the real problem is.
Also, we talk about eco-fascism.
A short list of resources we mined for this episode:
Children of Ted
The Unabomber's Manifesto as originally published by WaPo:
Interview with John Zerzan on NPR
“No Way Out?” By John Zerzan
“The Problem of Civilization” from Deep Green Resistance, Derrick Jensen’s group, https://www.commondreams.org/views/2011/05/05/deep-green-resistance-strategy-save-planet
20 min ELF propaganda video:
Watch full length documentary “If a Tree Falls: a Story of the Earth Liberation Front”
“Whatever Happened to Ecoterrorism?”
Review/summary of “Ecological Rift,” by John Bellamy Foster