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(en) PDF pamphlet of anarchist communist argument against primitivism by Andrew Flood

Date Wed, 12 Apr 2006 12:40:03 +0300

A PDF pamphlet is now available of Andrew Flood's two published critiques of
primitivism. You can now download, print out and distribute this pamphlet
whose essays provoked some fury when first published. The two essays were
first published as: Civilisation, Primitivism and anarchism
Over the last decade a generalized critique of civilization has been
made by a number of authors. Some of these have chosen to identify
as anarchists although the more general self-identification is
primitivist. Their overall argument is that ‘civilisation’ itself
is the problem that results in our failure to live rewarding lives.

The struggle for change is thus a struggle against civilization and for an
earth where technology has been eliminated. Facing this challenge
anarchists need to look to see if primitivism offers any sort of
realistic alternative to the world as it is.
Online at http://www.anarkismo.net/newswire.php?story_id=1451
Spanish and Italisn translations also available there

Is primitivism realistic: an anarchist reply to John Zerzan and others
The article ‘Civilisation, Primitivism and Anarchism’
sketched out the glaring contradictions in primitivism and where it
clashed with anarchism. The article has circulated on and off-line
over the year and sparked numerous discussions. A number of
primitivists, including John Zerzan, have replied directly to it, and
others have published what appear to be indirect replies. Here I want
to answer the direct replies and, in doing so, expand the critique of
Online at http://www.anarkismo.net/newswire.php?story_id=1890
Download the PDF file from
What they said about these essays

"weak assault on "primitivism"" - John Zerzan, Anarchist News

"this article is just sectarian and bad .. it's flamebait. I was also
offended by some of your arguments and felt that publishing that
article would be counterproductive to the general goals of the
Infoshop project" - Chuck0, infoshop.org

"who by now, doesn’t know that andrew flood is an idiot? .. try
not to innundate this board with such obviously superceded
nonsense as just about everything written by flood and his cretinous
supporters.” - anonymous, Anarchist News

"I believe this piece to be complete garbage and why oh why is he
provided an outlet to spew forth repugnant shit?" - Anonymous,
Anarchist News

"criticism helps us to reflect on and refine our own understanding
about what we think, i am glad there are critiques like this because
when everyone agrees on something and there is no uncertainty it
becomes dangerously stubborn and people become arrogant if there
is no one questioning their judgement" - Sean, Green Anarchy

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