The economy is suffering...let it die - Treason pamphlet

Treason pamphlet collecting articles from David Watson, Guerra Sociale, John Zerzan and others. While we do not agree with all of it we reproduce for reference.

Submitted by bastarx on October 10, 2006

If you listen to the various mouthpieces of the system, we live in the best of all possible worlds. We are after all surrounded by a vast accumulation of commodities. Wealth is everywhere. Yet behind this façade hides another reality - this accumulation of things and their prices is but a storehouse of our own toil, a monument to our lives wasted working and submitting to Capital. Terms like “economy” and “society” are just gilded buzz-words for the machinery of empire that imprisons the planet. Real life, lived for and by ourselves, together and with the earth, is nowhere to be found - except of course in our own revolts. If we really want to be free, we are going to have to turn on the apparent world of plenty that surrounds us. This entire way of life with all its banalities and horrors must be pulled apart, and new ways of being weaved together out of the ruins. Such a momentous task would be a snowballing process of disobedience and defiance, as we start to work together and spread our mutiny throughout the corpse of the system. Revolution is too large and bursting with life to be summed up by any “great thinker” or lead by any leader, yet critical theory remains a useful tool to understand our present condition and our way out of this condition. We hope that whoever picks up this pamphlet is helped by these essays in fighting back against their exploitation, and that they add to the growing acts of refusal percolating through and against civilisation. For those interested in such things, these essays are normally associated with insurrectionary and/or green anarchism- they are not, however, an attempt to create a dogma or ideology. Enjoy!

Hurray, the old world is behind you!

This collection of essays published by Treason Press February 2004

Cover art by Eric Drooker