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mouse wrote (edited )

The conquest of bread obviously, against the logic of submission (intersects anarchism with relationships), the revolution of everyday life, anddd Fra Contadini. Which is super introductory but it worked well on me haha

So Fra Contadini would be my first pick. Kind of boring but informational at least

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BADC wrote

Noam has more accountability than David. Ted Kaczynski's story is utterly shocking. Russian Revolution, Spain, Haymarket Affair; there's a ton of "Great" stuff.

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rot wrote

Ted Kaczynski

not Anarchist

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BADC wrote

Sure he is; primitivist anarchist. Luddite if you will, albeit modern. You can write him at the supermax in Colorado.

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BigGeorge wrote

He's actually a Maoist and despises anarchism. Read his new stuff.

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BADC wrote

I had my fill reading his old stuff. Maoism today must feel about right locked up in prison.

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rot wrote

He's not anti-communist?

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BigGeorge wrote

He's anti-left, but that doesn't preclude Maosim; which is authoritarian as fuck and in all honesty - rightwing. He was never an anarcho-primitivist, just a primitivist. Now he's a Maoist-primitivist.

There's a lot of misinformation out there about anarcho-primitivism that lumps all radical eco people in with them, Kaczynski especially. Just because the guy sent out bombs and wants to save the planet doesn't make him an anarchist.

He thinks the only way to save the planet is through an authoritarian government that resembles Mao's China more than anything else. The government would force people to stop polluting and destroying the ecosystems. What he fails to realize is that Mao was responsible for untold environmental destruction and trusting a totalitarian one-party government to salvage the planet is fucking naive.

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rot wrote

I just remember one of his targets were "communists" (this was during the red scare right?) and hearing him be described as a radical individualist.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

No, it was definitely not during the red scare. There were two 'red scares' in the US, where Ted is from. The first from 1917-1920s, and then a second one from 1948-1950s. Ted killed people from 1985-1990s, long afterward. He's a maoist now too, since being locked down.

His earlier work is more individualist leaning, and he has a lot of critiques for leftists in general (especially in his earlier, more famous intellectual work). However, I would really just call him a primitivist, not an anarchist primitivists, or an individualist primitivist.