Against agriculture & in defense of cultivation
The Revolt of Adam & Eve: A Green Anarcha-Feminist Perspective
It doesn’t take a health food nut to see that modern society has a dysfunctional relationship with food. As in almost every other arena of life, our priorities are elsewhere — if not in wage slavery and staying out of debt, then in escapist entertainment or selfniumbing addictions. Even among radicals and anarchists, healthy and mindful dietary practices are often considered a luxury reserved for that mythical post-revolutionary era that we are supposedly laying the groundwork for, when our children’s children, or their children, can enjoy safe, pure, nutritious food.
Continue reading Witch Hazel (two texts)
“There is no more profound way of understanding the course of history than in terms of this effort to escape from one’s own ‘sweating self’ and to experience even temporary states of euphoria or relief of discomfort regardless of the cost.”
– Nathan S. Kline
From its earliest inceptions, sedentary life brought with it a drudging misery for its inhabitants, and with such misery quickly arose the need to placate the unruly and desensitize the weary. As social beings, the disassociated conventions of civilized life have never come naturally, and these impositions into and upon our lives have induced massive, collective trauma. The infrastructure of civilization surrounds, envelops, and teaches us to embody its qualities. It’s modern totality is the magnum opus of the domestication set out upon less than a dozen millennia ago, and we are it’s equally insane offspring, each generation’s pathology more dysfunctional than the last.
Continue reading A Short Anarchist Essay on the Domesticating and Colonizing Effects of Addiction and Intoxication Culture