As part of ‘Long Walks and Anarcho-Primitivism’, occasional posts that explore the people and places of our radical past, and how they can inform our struggles today.
"We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect; we apprehend it just as much by feeling. Therefore, the judgement of the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest, also come to an understanding of its inadequacy."
Carl Jung, ‘Psychological Types’ (1921)
Long Walks & Anarcho-Primitivism is intended as a practical blog. To balance that, as Jung outlines, in this section I examine radical history & theory in a ‘less practical’ manner.
There is a YouTube playlist containing all the videos associated with this blog. As with the main blog, some of the posts here have videos associated with them. Note that some of the posts below also provide audio recordings of the text, to provide greater accessibility to the information.
Written three-hundred and seventy-two years ago, this prologue outlines some of Gerrard Winstanley’s key phrases and ideas. It’s about the importance of action to create change rather than ‘just talking about it’, and the unwelcome reality that too many people talking about change delays the achievement of it through direct action.
This blog post also contains an podcast recording of the text.