Whose War Is It, Anyway? Exploring Militancy and the ITW Bomb, Anarchist Style!


I would like to start out this post with Richard Wilhelm’s translation of the I Ching hexagram “Ko”, meaning revolution or molting:

The Chinese character for this hexagram means in its original sense an animal’s pelt, which is changed in the course of the year by molting. From this word is carried over to apply to the ‘moltings’ in political life, the great revolutions connected with changes of governments…

The Judgement

Revolution. On your own day
You are believed.

Supreme success,
Furthering through perseverance.
Remorse disappears.

Political revolutions are extremely grave matters. They should be undertaken only under stress of direst necessity, when there is no other way out. Not everyone is called to this task, but only the [wo/]man who has the confidence of the people, and even he only when the time is ripe. [S/]He must then proceed in the right way, so that he gladdens the people and, by enlightening them, prevents excesses. Furthermore, he must be quite free of selfish aims and must really relieve the need of the people. Only then does he have nothing to regret. Times change, and with them their demands. Thus the seasons change in the course of the year. In the world cycle also there are spring and autumn in the life of peoples and nations, and these call for social transformations.

As I was listening to John Zerzan’s 3/5/13 Anarchy Radio broadcast, I was glad to hear that so many refuse to back up the recent mauling of a postal worker by a bomb sent by Individuals Tending towards the Wild (ITW) down in old Me-hee-co.  Apparently they put out a communiqué saying something along the lines of, “Tough tiddlywinks, we’re at war and there will be casualties.”  I think that their lack of remorse is absolutely repulsive, and it deserves some thought.  Most importantly for us here in the states, I think that ITW’s behavior is exactly what we would see from Deep Green Resistance (DGR) if they ever got some kind of faction off the ground.  And that is something scary to think about.
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A Balanced Account of the World: A Critical Look at the Scientific World View by Wolfi Landstreicher


The origin of modern science in the 16th and 17th centuries corresponds with the origins of modern capitalism and the industrial system. From the beginning, the worldview and methods of science have fit in perfectly with the need of the capitalist social system to dominate nature and the vast majority of human beings. Francis Bacon made it clear that science was not an attempt to understand nature as it is, but to dominate it in order to twist it to the ends of humanity — in this case meaning the current rulers of the social order. In this light, science must necessarily be subjected to social analysis by anyone claiming to call the present social reality into question.
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How and Why We Propagate Trees & The Life of Johnny Appleseed

Prayer Tree of the Sun Dance

Prayer Tree of the Sun Dance

1. The Deep Virtue of Propogating Trees

In nature, all things large are contained in all things small.  In counting the rings of a tree, you count the years through which it grew.  The great cycles of the sun are there, which we call the seasons, written for plain eyes to see: ring upon ring upon ring.  The trees celebrate these seasons, stretching their arms towards the beautiful sky, as our ancestors did.  And our ancestors celebrated the trees, as in turn the trees celebrate our ancestors, who have fed their mighty roots by and by.  Ring upon ring upon ring.
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