After the FTAA/WTO protests in Miami/Sacramento it is becoming apparent that the people have no say in the process of globalization/technologization that is accelerating at an unprecedented rate. We are subject to intrusion by video surveillence 24/7, and anyone objecting is labeled a "terrorist" who must have something to hide. The nanotech future with scanning bar codes, human genetic engineering (read eugenics), and microscopic nanobots capable of drilling under the human skin and emitting a tracer signal so nobody becomes "lost" (read separated from the sheeple herd). The potential benefits of technology are stifled by greedy power hungry tyrants that want control of resources instead of sharing. So something that could help people is instead used by the military to kill people..
Primitivism is only viewed as a step backwards by linear thinkers, since most of modern American society is composed of linear thinkers, it comes as no surprise that primitivism is feared. Nothing is ever returned to what was, it is simply adopting methods of living that got us through the past 10,000 years til recent industrialisation. The neoliberal reformists protest their oppressors gently, hoping not to anger them and get SLAPPed into silence. After all, they have careers to protect, and the thought of true primitivism is scary without air conditioning..
Native medicinal/edible plants are availaible at every doorstep, we only need to look at our surrounding and remember how people lived long ago. Knowledge of plants and ecology would help us become optimum foragers, with only footsteps left on the environment instead of nuclear waste and genetic engineered toxins killing pollinators. Overconsumption by western society is responsible for famine and environmental degradation, what makes anyone think that genetic engineered monoculture crops are going to save people from the pesticide treadmill of resistant insects/viruses?
The military is still playing god with living organisms, there is no future for life in this current system..
The united states government and its oppressive technology must end..