We’re trying to get all of our ducks in a row here at the project. In the meantime, we’ve decided to translate the following published elsewhere this past September. -The editors
“We have already exposed the criteria by which we anarchists judge that anonymous irresponsible terrorism: it is odious as its victims are random and because it can never carry with it a heightened spirit and clear revolutionary consciousness…”
How is this the work of a conscious man, of a revolutionary, this act of cowardice which hurt innocent victims which was not the political motive of what they set out to do? It is moral cowardice that inspires these types of vengeance. It is these actions which lead us to put salt in the wound of the provocative terrorism that has made its appearance in the capital of the republic. [A terrorism carried out] by a cell of imbeciles or insane people.”
Anarchist newspaper, “La Protesta”
Buenos Aires, Argentina. May 25th, 1928
This is part of an article by old anarchists that is almost 90 years old, one which at the time condemned the terrorist and indiscriminate acts of Severino Di Giovanni and his crew. These terrible acts left many dead and wounded, and caused a polemic between advocates of violent anarchist terrorism and the preachers of “Franciscan” violence in Argentina. Today after many decades, this debate is being repeated. The same words, the same condemnations, the same indignant tone are being uttered again by some anarchists and radicals who condemn the eco-extremist tendency. And even though the “beef” is not between anarchists of different schools of thought as in that time (since ITS isn’t anarchist), these accusations have emerged again from beyond the grave.
We repeat that this tendency is expanding like a plague. The virus of Savagery is infecting the minds and bodies of individualists. These have decided to egoistically come under one acronym and individual name. They attack in defense of themselves and all that is Wild, with mysticism, courage, and firm will. We have shown convincingly the violent expansion of savage extremism, but with this expansion come discomfort and the complete rejection of our ideas from some quarters.
The discomfort showed itself this time in opposition to one of the most important means by which eco-extremist action makes itself known. We refer specifically to the blog, “Maldición Eco-extremista” (ME). This site has not been blocked by the cyber-police, or by humanist hackers, but by the administrators of “Noblogs” themselves!
On this we have to ask: To what do we owe such sneakiness? What is the cause of this campaign to silence us? How uncomfortable must our words and acts be to damage both the most conservative and most radical sensibilities?
Before this situation ITS could not stand on the sidelines as a mere spectator, and less when it involves one of the websites so sympathetic to our project; a blog that has charged itself with making our words known without weighing the cost.
That is why ALL OF THE GROUPS of the Individualists Tending Toward the Wild have something to say on the matter:
First, we are not at all pleased by this and we send a greeting of fervent complicity to those in charge of publishing the ME blog. We know that they have suffered adversities for being the “visible face” of Eco-extremism. We know that, while our communiqués were not published on other sites, you have never hesitated for a moment to publish them. On the contrary, your motivational and fiery intros to our communiqués put much appreciated emphasis on the texts.
We are thankful for the commitment that has continued to this day in the immediate creation of a replacement blog (one another site) to move the project forward.
We hope that you continue to publish our words / acts with your heads held high.
Continuing on this theme, we have already experienced the discomfort towards our actions on the part of some insurrectionary anarchist groups that have been horrified by our indiscriminate attacks.
We have also experienced the same discomfort and eventual unanimous rejection from anarchist blogs that at first gave space to our words only to later censor and label us as “irresponsible,” “psychopaths,” “anti-anarchists,” “not our comrades,” etc. We mention this only so that the discomfort that we generated in some radicals remains evident, as well as the fact that ME responded harshly against these sentiments.
This was the irrefutable proof that our praxis was not compatible (we believe that it never was) with the discourse of certain anarchos.
The only thing missing then was the “icing on the cake” which materialized in the elimination of the ME blog. Here it is important to clarify that we’re not saying any of this to play the victim. We take responsibility for being eco-extremists and we confront the consequences as they come. We don’t see ourselves as poor eco-extremists expelled from the churches of anarchism. Nothing of the sort, the history of ITS clearly shows that the victims have been others…
This “icing on the cake” only reminds us how uncomfortable and DANGEROUS our actions and words have become, disturbing the comfort of certain anarchists (with apologies to real anarchists)!
Clearly we have become a serious problem for even the most “radical of radicals”. There is no doubt that this danger of which we speak is so serious that they had to take our blog ME away. We put the whole “noblogs” platform at risk. Look at the shit storm that those irresponsible Eco-extremists have caused!
You can come up with numerous excuses why the eco-extremist blog ME was putting the stability of Noblogs at risk. But we know that those cowards at Noblogs have decided to censor our words since they considered them “uncomfortable” and incompatible with the type of discourse they deal in.
Why didn’t they do the same with the “Culmine” blog in 2012, when it was considered by the EU judges to be a “publication platform” for the FAI in Europe and after the administrator was jailed? When there was a blog (or several) that were considered by the European Union authorities to be “terrorist platforms” during the most active years of the FAI? But that didn’t put the stability of the server at risk? Of course it did. They didn’t block “Culmine” since its content was compatible with the agenda of the administrators of Noblogs. We know that there are preferences, we aren’t surprised by that. But, aren’t anarchists supposed to have an open mind? Aren’t they not supposed to censor people? Aren’t they not supposed to play the role of the conventional press in blocking content? Aren’t they supposed to be super-liberal about all that? This act only demonstrates the hypocrisy of their discourse, their moralism similar to that of a European Franciscan of the sixteenth century.
The Noblogs administrators should have just declared us as “personae non gratae” and closed our blog definitively. That would have been less hypocritical, to tell the truth.
In the end, things happen for a reason, understandable in the moment or not, as a wise man said.
In any case, the terrorist groups of the Individualists Tending Toward the Wild (ITS) around the world thank Noblogs for having given us space on their server, and for being a valuable instrument for our expanding like a plague of locusts devouring entire harvests. You should remember that you are also part of the international conspiracy, even if to a diminished degree. Keep being paranoid about the future legal consequences for having at one time hosted a space for us on the Web, because you’re not getting away with that…
We continue here discussing the strategic campaign of defamation by authorities and partisans of civil anarchism which ITS-Mexico spoke of in its last communiqué. Added to this we can mention the venomous commentaries left by the Chilean anarchist newspaper, “La Boina” which has come to our attention, the brief introduction in Earth First! Journal supporting the Chilean cop-anarcho-Franciscans , and the consistent griping on the part of Zerzanites on the U.S. radio program, Anarchy Radio, etc. It would seem that all of these people have come together in a united front to vent their frustration from their respective corners of the media. Let them keep talking shit, we’re going to keep it up in spite of their foul-smelling brain rot.
The anarchist “counter-information” blogs, alternative servers, and the authorities of the countries where we are active can defame and silence us on the Web, they can censor and ignore our actions and communiqués, and they can do the near-impossible to make people forget we exist. They’re well within their right to do all of that, but when they learn of a large and indiscriminate arson in Chile, or an attack on the populace in Argentina, or when the rumor of a terrorist explosion reaches them in Brazil, or when they see people murdered and scalped in Mexico, let them have no doubt that ITS did it.
“… I only feel disgust for those who do nothing, and are content with only blaspheming and cursing those who act.”
In spite of the censorship on the part of alternative anarchist blogs, eco-extremism continues on its course. The appearance of ITS groups throughout the hemisphere is proof of this. Anarchists (though not all) condemn eco-extremist actions since they consider them irresponsible, psychopaths, and even counter-revolutionaries. This discourse that they deal in reeks of progressivism and leftism. What’s next? That they call us infiltrators or provocateurs? Because we are those things. ITS is vile, opportunistic, provocative, and everything else that is uncomfortable for the “cautious” and “responsible revolutionaries.” We will keep attacking and taking responsibility for what follows. We will continue to be on the side of Wild Nature, proud of the path that we have taken: eco-extremism. Bullets will keep entering into the bodies of the hyper-civilized. The knives will keep piercing their flesh. More false and real bombs will appear at night clubs, in suitcases, in packet or letter bombs. Storms, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other “natural disasters” will spread, taking the lives of many indiscriminately. Wild Nature will have its vengeance.
To conclude this communique, we would like to respond to the cover-ups, the infamy, and the attacks that have emerged recently with the same words of Severino, reviving his memory, words, and curses from 90 years ago against his declared enemies:
“The anarchist newspapers disapprove, repudiate, deny, and condemn. The cloistered friars of Unionist anarchism denounce the ‘infamous tragedy’ that was on par with something done by the fascists… They are inspired by sheepish Christianity, they gesticulate like Jesus crucified when in reality they’re just a bunch of vile Peters of Galilee (“Truly I say unto thee that before the cock crows thrice, Peter will deny me.”) I have seen denial and condemnation come from the lips of many frightened cowards. They obfuscate like so many vile canons and Jesuits… they compete with each other to be the most ignoble and vile.”
“Seminatore” , Severino di Giovanni. June 1928
(An excerpt from the text written after detonating an explosive at the Italian consulate in Buenos Aires, which left 9 dead and 34 wounded, on May 7th, 1928)
“…vicious and repugnant like whore’s vomit, stinking like a dirty latrine, cowardly and vile, neither a kiss from Judas nor one of Maramaldo’s clubs was absent. ‘La Protesta’ [the Zerzanites, Earth First!, Noblogs, social anarchists, etc.], eternal shame of the anarchist movement of Argentina and the universe, den of infamies and cowardice, spittle coming from the marriage of the informer and police, they have added to their acts a new shame. But not until today has their nakedness been revealed to the light of day.”
“Suspicious violence and Franciscan violence. Echoes, commentaries, and decrees concerning the attacks on the U.S. banks.”
Severino Di Giovanni, in Culmine.
June 15th, 1928
For the extreme defense of Wild Nature!
For attack and death for our enemies!
Nothing will silence the voice of our warrior ancestors!
Let the war continue
¡Axkan Kema Tehuatl Nehuatl!
Individualists Tending Toward the Wild – Brazil
-Secret Wilderness Society
Individualists Tending Toward the Wild – Argentina
Individualists Tending Toward the Wild – Chile
-Mystical Horde of the Forest
Individualists Tending Toward the Wild -Mexico City
-“Fury of the Lynx Clandestine Group
-Eco-extremist / Nihilist Mafia
Individualists Tending Toward the Wild -Torreón
– Cachiripa* Fury Faction
– Coyote Pack Faction
Individualists Tending Toward the Wild -Mexico State
Individualists Tending Toward the Wild -Jalisco
-Criminal Feral Band
* Cachiripa, was a god of the Irritilas, ancient natives of Coahuila. This god manifested himself by appearing in whirlwinds that appear frequently in that region, especially during dust storms.