Survivalism for Radicals?
I've been thinking about changing the tone and direction of this blog. Up until now I've mostly been focusing on the intellectual side of rewilding and related subjects, occasionally adding in a bit of real-world know-how to help people make growing feral cultures more possible. This has been great, and has allowed me to examine some subjects I've been wanting to, and share that with all of you to get your input.
But I realized lately that there is something missing. As my previous post "Survivalism and Rewilding" discussed, I've been thinking more and more that for us to have a chance to build rewilding cultures in the long term, we need to adopt and adapt more mainstream survivalism in the short run. I think about this especially in terms of defense, because our culture breeds sociopaths and psychopaths in numbers, and because common firearms are just so damned effective.
Another, slightly less obvious (okay, still pretty obvious) goal with this blog has always been to convince poltical radicals who haven't thought about rewilding and self-sufficiency in a deep political sense that they're important subjects.
It naturally follows, then, that I should make a space in which subjects related to survivalism, homesteading, and prepping are presented that is friendly to people who don't drink the capitalist cool-aid. It always astounds me the extent to which almost every survivalist forum, show, podcast, etc. is completely dominated by people who think a "free market" (if it's so free why do you use military force to make people play along?). I also keep hearing really ironic lambasts against environmentalists by people preaching permaculture and stewardship, because they value the economic system more than the natural world (not that some pseudo-greenies don't piss me off from time to time). There's no place I'm aware of that is friendly to people with deep, radical analysis of politics, and also presents useful information for self-sufficiency. It's especially mind-boggling to me, considering that both subjects are completely intertwined in my thought and practice. Given that it seems the collapse of the West is entering to the faster, more obvious stage (it's been collapsing for a while now, in case you didn't get that from my other pieces) I want to get this stuff going.
So I think I might make this blog more about Survivalism for Radicals, making a place where genuinely anti-authoritarian folks can learn some really good skills and ideas without being bombarded by the same old pissed off conservatives who label everything they don't like as socialist (instead, we can have pissed off anarchists calling everything they don't like fascist?). Maybe I'll just look into starting a forum of some kind for this. Sound good?
(Oh yea, and also a place without stupid Alex Jones-esque conspiracy theories. I fucking hate conspiracy theories)