By John Zerzan

"Zerzan's writing is sharp, uncompromising, and tenacious." — Derrick Jensen

"John Zerzan's value doesn't in simple terms consist in his wonderful intelligence, his absolute clearness of research and his unrivaled dialectical synthesis that clarifies even the main complex questions, but additionally within the humanity that fills his strategies of resistance. Future Primitive Revisited is another important present for us all."—Enrico Manicardi, writer of Liberi dalla Civiltá (Free from Civilization)

"Anyone who travels along with his eyes open is familiar with the experience of a lot of what you may have written, and the longer I reside the better my contempt for the opportunists who run governments and dictate our lives with technology."—Paul Theroux

"Of path we must always pass primitive. this doesn't suggest leaving behind fabric wishes, instruments, or abilities, yet finishing our obsession with such matters. mentioning for neighborhood, our actual starting place: own autonomy, belief, mutual help in pursuit of all of the joys and issues of lifestyles. Society was once a trap—massive, not easy, impersonal and debilitating from day one. So hurry again to the group, buddies, and welcome the entire outcomes of such an orientation. the explanations for worry and depression will in simple terms multiply if we stay during this brutal and hazardous nation of civilization."—Blok forty five publishing, Belgrade

As our society is troubled with repeated technological mess ups, and the apocalyptic difficulties that compliment them, the "neo-primitivist" essays of John Zerzan appear extra correct than ever.

"Future Primitive," the center cutting edge essay of Future Primitive Revisited, has been out of print for years. This new version is up to date with never-before-printed essays that talk to a younger political flow and influential writers reminiscent of Derrick Jensen and Paul Theroux.

An lively player within the modern anarchist resurgence, John Zerzan has been an invited speaker at either radical and standard occasions on a number of continents. His weekly Anarchy Radio broadcast streams survive KWVA radio.

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Les habitants des îles Adaman, à l’ouest de la Thaïlande, ne se soumettent à aucun dirigeant ; ils ignorent toute représentation symbolique et n’élèvent aucun animal domestique. On a également observé chez eux l’absence de l’agressivité, de la violence et de la maladie ; leurs blessures guérissent à une vitesse surprenante et leur vue, comme leur ouïe, est d’une singulière acuité. On dit qu’ils ont décliné depuis l’intrusion des Européens au milieu du XIXe siècle, mais ils présentent encore des traits physiques remarquables tels qu’une immunité naturelle à la malaria, une peau suffisamment élastique pour n’avoir aucune vergeture après l’accouchement ni les rides que nous associons généralement à la vieillesse, et des dents d’une force « incroyable » : Cipriani a ainsi raconté avoir vu des enfants âgés de dix à quinze ans broyer des clous entre leurs mâchoires.

C’est comme moyen de réaliser et de consolider la cohésion sociale que le rituel fut essentiel ; les rituels totémiques, par exemple, renforcent l’unité du clan. On commence à mesurer le rôle de la domestication, ou « dressage de la nature » dans l’ordonnance culturelle de la sauvagerie par le moyen du rituel. De toute évidence, la femme comme catégorie culturelle, à savoir un être sauvage ou dangereux, date de cette période. Les figurines rituelles de « Vénus » apparaissent il y a 25 000 ans, et semblent être un exemple des premières symbolisations de la femme à des fins de représentation et de domination.

Vu ainsi, il aurait vraisemblablement marqué un éloignement, dès cette époque, de la vie d’ouverture et de communion avec la nature, en direction d’une vie plus orientée vers la domination et la domestication qui suivirent l’avènement de la culture symbolique. Il n’existe d’ailleurs pas de preuve définitive qui permette de croire que la pensée humaine est, du fait que nous pensons avec des mots, la plus évoluée – pour peu qu’on ait le culot d’apprécier universellement le degré d’achèvement d’une pensée.

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