I've introduced myself in the past, but I am currently a libertarian who is investigating anarchist philosophy. I am posting this to this community as it's the only anarchist one I'm currently a member of, and want to get some additional input from people other than two friends and a sibling.
I have a question for the primitivists (if there are any here), who I think have the strongest real (not just philosophical) evidence for their arguments, given the history of human society. I may have gross innaccuracies in my assumptions of what constitutes anarcho-primitivism, and if so feel free to correct me and point them out.
While anarcho-primitivism is very easy to envision in a historical context, and under the assumption that an overthrow of technology could take place in the modern day, can you show that an anarcho-primitivism would be sustainable? Take into consideration that the earth has a very large population, of which modern technologies are used to provide farming techniques efficient enough to meet the food supply of a large portion of this population.
As I see it, mass starvation would occur, and with that, violent organizations to take over other "tribes" resources and redistribute it amongst themselves. Other "tribes" would likely join together in defensive structures which would eventually lead back to something resembling states and nations, and with it the invariable re-rise of technology.
Hey, I live in Albany, but Rochester isn't too far away. I just joined the community. Thanks
Are you a student? High school? College? yes
Do you have a job? What kind of work? yes, yes, yes
What strain of anarchism do you follow (anarcho-capitalism, syndicalism, primitivism, etc.)? If you're not an anarchist, are you a minarchist? Undecided, but have anarchist tendencies? syndicalism, strains of materialism and feminism culled from deleuze & guattari, derrida reading nietzsche, etc., but i don't really give a fuck about theory if you can dance the dance
What led you to adopt your current ideology? What did you previously believe? this doesn't answer the question, but: i was active in the iww on the west coast and involved in several organizing drives with them, some very successful, also several other radical groups; i'm a big fan of being liberated from a lot of bourgeois neurotic bullshit and as a result i like doing more creative pro-situ-inspired stuff too.
Are you part of, or do you know of any anarchist groups in Rochester? yes, yes
Are you involved in any local projects, anarchist or otherwise? yes, yes. are you?
Where do you want to go from here? further
Thought I'd introduce myself, Dave Bisers. Anyway, I'm currently working as a secretary type person for Sears but have an interview with Monroe County planning department for an entry level position in the very near future. I graduated from RIT with an economics degree. As far as ideology, i might be characterized as an eco-anarchist, but fine distinction suck ass and are overly academic. I'm interested in actually living as an anarchist and forming an intentional community that acts on anarchist principles. I race bicycles and seek to reform our built environment, i.e. our cities and towns into places in which one does not need a car, where community is rich and life is lived at the pace of a pedestrian, not an automobile. Anyway, i'm intested in practical ideas. Adios.