When Peter Lamborn Wilson sent us the pile of paper that eventually became this book (and the Spiritual series) we could not have been more delighted. Peter has been a writing machine for decades and it would be easy to miss out on the kind of writing that he likes best. Punchy, idiosyncratic manifestos (of a sort). This collection of Peter’s Anarchist Ephemera is filled with heart and astute observations.
All plans for “saving the world” ultimately rest on the assumption that humanity must undergo a change of heart. The paradox here is that if this change were to occur, no plans would be needed to bring about a “different world.” The change of heart, the different consciousness, would be in itself the very shift in direction, the Reversion to human and spiritual values required for “salvation.” Smash the machinic mind and there’d be no need to smash the actual machines.