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John Zerzan criticizes anticiv proponents
by franzen
Wednesday Mar 17th, 2010 7:46 PM
Both John Zerzan and Lierre Keith spoke at the Anarchist book fair on the weekend of 3.12.2010. Zerzan is best described as a primitivist, while Keith and one of her publishers, Derrick Jensen, hold a similar but more moderate perspective that is sometimes called anticiv, which is a form of primitivism. The core concept is that once societies such as mesopotamians, chinese, and aztecs adopted entirely based on the grains wheat, rice and corn, then the legal system of property rights, monarchy/slavery, and overpopulation is inevitable. Zerzan has previously criticized Jensen on various counts, mostly for not making pure and consistent enough personal choices in life.
Hopefully not drumming up the soap opera too much here: in Zerzan's first radio show out of Eugene after the book fair, Zerzan criticizes Lierre Keith for both bringing a security assistant to her evening book talk, and for filing a police report after the first talk. Along with his collaborator Kevin, he questions whether there was cayenne pepper in the pie, and they also make a point of criticizing the Portland based 'rewilding' enthusiast Urban Scout or Peter Bower.

Prior weeks of the John Zerzan radio show can be obtained here.
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I am not buying that./ZerzanBarry BlissFriday Mar 19th, 2010 7:19 AM
To Owenan anarquistThursday Mar 18th, 2010 9:09 PM
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Zerzan is a toolOwenThursday Mar 18th, 2010 11:18 AM
Defend Glen Cove in Vallejo!Earth First! Thursday Mar 18th, 2010 9:14 AM
yes!!!an anarchistThursday Mar 18th, 2010 6:11 AM
Don;t belive the hype!No!Wednesday Mar 17th, 2010 11:44 PM
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