About Feral Jesus

Disciple of the undomesticated, liberating feral Jesus

Fencerow anarchism as a response to Murray Bookchin

Murray Bookchin (1921-2006) died a frustrated man.  The son of Russian immigrants and lifelong social anarchist activist watched his vision of social anarchism rapidly fading and increasingly surpassed by what he called lifestyle anarchism.  In his 1995 critique of contemporary Anarchism in the West, Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism: An Unbridgeable Chasm, Bookchin wrote that […]

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Human Rewilding on Public Lands

With the anthropocene epoch firmly established and the destruction of the earth and the gutting of the human soul as inescapable realities in our time, more and more people are exploring the notion and practice of rewilding as a solution to the anthropocene calamity.  Yet, two conflicting and seemingly irreconcilable approaches to rewilding have divided […]

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Who is ready to live off the grid?

Experts who recently briefed the U.S. Congress on the threat of a North Korean nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack painted a horrific picture of the aftermath of a nuclear explosion that would dismantle the nation’s power and communications grids.   A Washington Examiner story quoted officials as saying an explosion of a high-altitude nuclear bomb delivered […]

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Routes and Paths

  1. The Apparatus contains routes that lead us to the center where subjects are more easily controlled, measured, taxed, indoctrinated.  Roads, chutes, aisles, orange pylons, advertisements, produce placement, fences, queue stanchions, traffic cops, rules of the game, supply chains, clocks, schedules, elevators, escalators, train tracks, flight patterns.  In the Apparatus, you must go where […]

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The creation is a song!

The earth is alive.  Everything is enchanted.  Those steeped in the framework of a western mind scoff at this claim.  They discount an enchanted universe as a residual notion from a “primitive” era, with no place in our postmodern culture.  Postmodernism has deconstructed the creation into scattered, orphaned, lifeless fragments without a coherent voice, without a […]

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Fleeing civilization for the feral life

To become feral means to flee domestication and return to the wild.  Feral creatures live just beyond civilized society, along the fence rows, in the shadows of the forest’s edge.  Of course the fencerow is a metaphor.  One’s fencerow may take the form of joining an intentional community, of joining an urban collective, of leaving […]

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plainlanguage.gov

Plainlanguage.gov Dictated by the Plain Writing Act of 2010 All language must be “clear, concise, well-organized” With the goal of “minimizing uncertainty”   Plain language is the language of the plain Desert imperialists chiseling symbols in ancient stone Using the tongue to make level, Speak destruction into existence, tame the wild, domesticate, dominate, level the […]

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Jesus and mythic consciousness

The beginning of the end of the Christian religion occurred during the Enlightenment period, a sweeping cultural, philosophical, political and scientific movement from the late 1600s through the early 1800s in which reason and science supplanted superstition and divine revelation as the primary means for arriving at truth.  The Judeo-Christian God of the Middle Ages, […]

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