Welcome tO the

Anti-Tech Collective

Many people are unaware of the ways technology is wreaking havoc on their lives.

Those that are aware typically believe the system is immune to change.

We believe otherwise.

 MISSION STATEMENT 

The modern technological system is waging a multi-front war against morality, health, human dignity, freedom of thought, and the natural environment. In an effort to fight back, we've made it our mission to provide an uncensored, interactive platform for anti-tech expression, dialogue, and activism.

By spreading awareness of the problems inherent to technology we hope to unite those seeking emancipation from the technological system.

***We do this for the birds, the trees, and our right to be free***

 

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WRITING

ABOUT TECH?

Wait a minute...

"How can you be against modern technology, yet have a website?"

spotlight

EJ Hass

Capitalism Doesn't Work

I. Introduction: The Great Manic Depression

 

One hundred years ago, the twenties were characterized by economic prosperity. Until the stock market crash giving way to the Great Depression, employment and mass marketing rates soared to create a growth of 42 percent between 1921 and 1929.

 

It was a time to be alive; it was a time remembered as “roaring.” Never had Americans been so liberated from financial turmoils, and with the stock market buzzed speakeasies and jazz clubs in every corner of the rapidly-expanding urban world. The Italian mafia, nursed from the bottle of the bootlegging industry, burgeoned in the same rooms frequented by the figureheads of the modernist literature movement. In the wake of World War I came an unprecedented zeitgeist of growth, the specific nature of which hasn’t been seen or replicated since.

 

Few parallels can be drawn between the twenties of the past and those in which we find ourselves now — between economic turmoil, political polarization, and plague, the world more faithfully echoes the decade both before and after. What characterizes the time in which we live now — what sets it apart from ninety years ago — is that it is no longer pure depression that looms above the heads of America.

 

Raging instability threatens the quality of day-to-day civilian life, and in the last year this is something of which the greater population has become sharply aware. The fragility of economics is nothing new, but amidst (in particular) the COVID-19 pandemic we have discovered a more worrisome and much more ancient disease among us: the suffocating presence of an economic system that strengthens, every day, its strangle upon human liberty and livelihood.

Upcoming Events

Recent updates

05/03/21 - Newsletter Archive est.

04/10/21 - ATCast Ep. 1 released

                       Featuring Dr. David Skrbina

04/05/21 - First ATC blog post

03/13/21 - Spotlight est.

02/15/21 - Now accepting donations

01/20/21 - The Library est.

01/16/21 - First ATC member meeting

News feed

 

THe Anti-tech cast

Episode 2

with

Chad A.

Haag

OUt Now

CHECK IT OUT HERE!

Latest Blog posts

GRAND REVOLUTION

A NEW book edited by David Skrbina

TENTATIVE CONTENTS 


Introduction, by David Skrbina, PhD 
1.  “The Real Cause of the Environmental Crisis”, by Griffin Kiegiel 
2.  “Revolutionary Art”, by Savona Safaoui 
3.  “The Technology Virus: How Much Technology is Needed to Live a Good Life?”, by M. H. T. Kang 
4.  “The Conservation of Man and Wild Nature in Light of 21st Century Post-Industrial Technologies”, by West Northwest 
5.  “Overcoming the Technêcrat”, by Darrell Bolin 

6.  “Democracy Not: The Impossibility of Democratic Political Freedom under Modern Technology”, by Chad A. Haag 
7.  “Technological Medicine: The Destruction of Natural Health in the Techno-Industrial Medical Complex”, by Heidi Gabr 
8.  “The Positive Devolution of Production”, by Ryan Glavin 
9.  “Primitive Authenticity”, by Milton Bäcksbacka 
10.  “An Old Beat from a New Drum,” by Charlie Clendening. 

Forthcoming, Summer 2021

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“In spite of all the men of good will, all the optimists, all the doers of history, the civilizations of the world are being ringed about with a band of steel.”

—  Jacques Ellul, “The Technological Society” (1964), p. 127