Why does this site exist?

Anti-civ.org was created because those wanting to discuss anti-civ ideas have found their selves and their views marginalized, ridiculed and even censored on other so-called ‘radical’ spaces online. Therefore, a place where undisturbed discussions can advance and really bear fruit seemed necessary.

 

Who is this site for?

Everyone. Or rather, everyone who wants to learn more about anti-civ thought, share their own perspective, and wants reasonable discussion. You don’t have to be anti-civ to join our discussions, and in fact, we hope that many newcomers to these questions will be persuaded towards anti-civ ideas partly through visiting this site and reading through the discussions. Even those wanting to argue in favor of civilization, or to criticize anti-civ thoughts, are welcome – provided their critiques are sincere, solicitous and sensible. There is much good that can fall out of proper debate. Trolls, however, are not welcome.

 

Is this an anarchist site?

No. Anarchism is just one of the many areas of social theory that has been suggested as overlapping with anti-civ thought, but there are many others. Some anarchists hold genuine anti-civ ideas, but most do not. Some people that used to call their selves ‘anarchist’ have dispensed with the label while maintaining a devotion to their anti-civ principles. Similarly, many of those with anti-civ positions do not associate their selves with anarchism at all.

 

isn’t it hypocritical to be online if you oppose civilization?

No. Most people who oppose civilization would gladly live without it if they could, but it’s hardly their fault that such an existence cannot be summoned into being at the click of a finger. Are people hypocritical if they oppose capitalism but are forced to use money while they try to find a way out? If they resent a paradigm based on ‘states’ but use terms like ‘American’ for short-hand? If they prefer face-to-face contact but have to make do with Skype when it’s better than no contact at all with their loved ones?