maybe you would, but you didn't. twice... and its with an apostrophe after the s wouldn't be correct either, except in really rare circumstances.
why am i still talking about this? when did the rabbit hole grab me?!?!
I see primitivism as opposition to civilization/technology and nothing more, which is why primitivists tend to accept the pejorative title for their way of thinking as "primitive". I think that this opposition is necessary if anarchists are to talk about "society" as a whole, or ways to live independent of a system. There are just about a million ways that many of the mechanisms of civilization could hypothetical be maintained without the state (like electricity), but creating these things requires the use of a factory and coordinated labor, and those with an individualist bent tend to have a problem with large scale society and centralized coordination. I don't feel like living in mass society makes one feel very human.
actually, when i (re)read the first sentence of your answer, i have to point out that one of the key differences in my experience between primitivism and a more general anti-civ perspective is that "anti-civ" is a critique, while primitivists i have known (while having a similar critique) tend to be a bit prescriptive about how humans "should" live.
i myself need or want no prescriptions for a post-civ world.
'...while primitivists i have known (while having a similar critique) tend to be a bit prescriptive about how humans "should" live.'
right. the code of hammurabi tagged with black and green paint and/or a 'solution' using civilized, all-too-civilized means/ends modeling (aka, a conclusion following a string of abstract premises). a classic case of einstein's warning: 'we can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.'
alas...fear and the belief in hope seems to run so deep in so many.
edit for correction.
thanks for your comment on that funky, i haven't really been able to make clear dinstinctions between the two, from what i've read of JZ he seems to say that the hunter-gatherer mode was the best way to live but admits he doesn't live anywhere close to that way and is pessimistic about going back to it, and i geuss i don't have much of a clear understanding of what primitivism is exactly, i've read lots anti-civ/green anarchy is but i don't know if i ever hear them say "I'm a primitivist". I have very little experience with comminities in general that proclaim themselves anarchist, it seems to be something that can only be found in cities with a firm root in radical leftist politics