Red Shambhala wrote the following about Deep Green Resistance in response to my last blog entry.
Different kinds of right-wingers might not be able to agree on since when exactly technology has become bad (since the smartphone? since social media? since mass media? since the industrialization?) but they all share this deep hostility and this idea that it was only modern media that allowed women to go crazy. Without technology, their reasoning goes, women had to drop their act and rely on men again to protect them from the mammoths.
The simple fact that it depends on in whose hands a technology is and what interests these groups have, is somehow beyond them. People can rather imagine the end of electricity than the end of the surveillance state. It’s sad.
With women, there seem to be those who really do have this kind of romanticized views on pre-industrial socities. “Deep Green Resistance” is one of these groups where tehy seem to claim that most modern diseases are only the result of modernity and that people in a foggy distant stone age didn’t really have major diseases or problems with, say, their teeth or bones or whatever.
Deep Green Resistance is about trying to return to a mythical past. To call their view of the past romanticized is correct but an understatement. They have a deep paranoia about both the future and even the modern world.
Despite what the Deep Green Resisters may say, it is not about the environment in any way. This can be best seen by looking at women and their relationship to makeup and skincare products. If a woman truly cared about the environment (instead of using the environment for meaningless virtue signaling), she would stop using makeup and skincare products completely. The chemicals used for such products pollute the environment yet women demand more and more of them just as they demand more and more useless junk whose creation also pollutes the environment. When it is pointed out to women that they are consumerists polluting the environment, they come up with bizarre defenses like saying that they are engaging in subersive anti-capitalism, self-preservation, political warfare, and fighting Donald Trump. (Also, women will also tell us how “natural” their makeup and skincare products are so clearly they believe that their makeup and skincare products would somehow survive a return to a pre-industrial world.)
Deep Green Resistance is extremely pervasive. It can be found in most poltical ideologies and among most groups. From women we get paranoia about everything from space exploration to sexbots. Space and sexbots aren’t going to be something that can be used in the short term (and perhaps not even the mid term) yet women are paranoid about it. They insticually know that technology will help men (even in cases where it won’t happen for a long time like with space and sexbots) and that drives women to wanting to return to a pre-industrial world.
The manuresphere is also Deep Green Resistance. The single best example is the paleo diet. It’s right there in the name. Somehow if you just eat the diet that according to them our ancestors ate you will never have to worry about most diseases. In reality, our ancestors ate whatever was available just to survive. If you lived in a pre-industrial society, and tried eating paleo, it won’t protect you from disease. One of the first problems would be scurvy, and it gets worse from there.
Conspiracies theories are also Deep Green Resistance. Whether the conspiracy theory is about the “patriarchy”, the Jews, the Illuminati, bankers or any other group, every conspiracy theory says that technology serves the group in charge. Even the women in STEM push follows this model because it is based on the belief is that white men are conspiring to control technology as a form of oppression. Having more women work in technology would be destructive but that would be fine for the Deep Green Resisters. Even the events that led to #GamerGate had some Deep Green Resistance in its mix because gamers are pro-technology men by definition.
Deep Green Resistance can also be found in false beliefs about history. Feminsts believe that matriarchial socities existed before the historical record and were overthrown my patriarchial societies with (minimal) technology. The manuresphere along with tradcucks believes that modern technology has corrupted women (and this it due to men weilding technology). All of this is wrong.
Technology has exposed the true nature of women, and that is the big reason why they hate technology so much. And that is why we must oppose Deep Green Resistance wherever it comes from.