In the light of the recent horrific violence at a political event in Arizona, it feels necessary to re-confirm Going Primal’s mission, and the means of the mission.

Let it be clear that Going Primal is a human sustainability movement which promotes non-violence only.

In fact, it is our darkest primal urges, like those displayed in Arizona, that the movement seeks to understand and master through future “conscious” evolution…. rather than defaulting to the “unconscious evolution” that has been our master since the dawn of our species.

It is unconscious evolution that has allowed the dark side of our primal nature to consistently over power the bright side of our primal nature, and led us to the many degenerative issues we still face as part of the human condition.

For instance, unconscious evolution can keep us emotionally divided as a Nation.

Just like we are now.

Most of our highest “leaders” know this, and often exploit this aspect of our dark side. For they know that a “divided ship never mutinies”.

They prefer us to remain locked within this dark side of our primal nature, so that they can enhance and maintain their power, without being fully accountable to the remaining 99.99% of us. So they cater to our dark side: rampant consumption, superficiality, materialism, egoism, racism, hyper-competitiveness, lust, and violence.

And most of us keep falling for it.

So what would a “mutiny” look like if and when the remaining 99.99% of us start evolving “consciously”?

Imagine a pack of kids in a park on their last day of summer vacation…

One kid comes up with what sounds like a great game of tag. He explains the game, and all the children join in and start to play his game. It is fun at first, and the kids all seem satisfied with the game.

But as time goes by, a few kids notice that the kid who invented and leads the game is winning the game every time. At first, they shuck this observation off, thinking that maybe this kid is just really good at the game.

And that they need to try even harder.

So they do.

And besides, it’s the last day of summer – no time to waste.

But as the games wear on, the kids become increasingly hotter and sweatier….while the kid who invented the game appears to be loafing most of the time now. Heck, he is not even sweating. And he is still winning every time.

In fact, it seems the more effort they put out, the easier he wins.

So the kids start talking amongst each other. Soon, it becomes obvious to all the kids that the game is rigged. Because their minds are still more pure and intuitive than our well “conditioned” adult minds, the pack of kids quickly reach a “mass consciousness”.

The pack instinctually knows they are the more powerful entity, and that if they all simply stop playing the game, this game will end.

So…after a few scatological names and insults shouted at the kid who was cheating, the pack of kids simply stop playing the game.

The game is over.

The imbalance is gone.

There is no need for violence or retribution. The kid who invented the game loses the trust of his friends….and drifts away.

The pack of kids go on to enjoy their last day of summer vacation.

THAT’S the “mutiny’ promoted by Going Primal.

It’s similar to the peaceful resistance Gandhi used in India to rid his fellow countrymen of the oppressive British: if the game is rigged – stop playing the game.

Then the people who run the game, will lose their power over you.

Their control will simple cease to exist.

But how do I stop playing “the game”?

There are many ways, which will all be explored here at Going Primal.

In short, you begin by consciously “controlling the controllables” in your own life.

In American society, the single most effective way to stop “playing the game”, is to carry out one key act of non-violence.

It is a simple act anyone can do. Anyone.


This device usually tells you what you want – not what you need.
It distorts your reality in negative way, and disconnects you from Nature and each other. It makes you feel bad about yourself.

The list of negatives is exponentially longer than the list of positives.

You may miss your television at first.
But soon you will begin to feel quietly liberated from “the game”, and you will never look back.

We are all one big global pack of kids now.
It’s time to restore the balance.

It’s time to begin the quiet mutiny of Going Primal.


The look on their face, eh?

They seem so surprised.

In our “hunting and gathering” days, this scene would have been much more interesting.

In those seemingly long ago days, when our ancestors lived in relatively small groups and flourished within native habitats….our ancestors personally knew their “leaders”. This was true because the leaders lived among them on a daily basis. Leaders were part of the pack.

These leaders ascended to a top level of responsibility among the group, usually through some combination of hard work, intelligence, creativity, bravery and wisdom.

We were very picky about “leadership” in those days.

By and large, these leaders consistently acted on behalf of the overall group’s survival, and approached their critical leadership role as a sacred and honorable duty. They also knew they would be under constant observation by the pack, as there were not many distractions for the pack in those days.

However, in the rare instance that a leader began hoarding food, or other critical resources, or acting in other dishonest ways that were not in the best interests of the entire group’s well being – they were simply confronted by the pack.

In a time of day-to day-survival, this type of betrayal was considered attempted murder. The consequences for blatant dishonesty by a leader were usually swift, severe and unforgiving, and often included dismemberment/and or death at the hands of the pack.

Needless to say, it’s easy to understand how accountability by the leaders was the norm. This norm lasted for eons of human evolution.

Then, since the relatively recent dawn of agriculture, a distancing between the leaders and the pack began to escalate to now: a time when the majority of humanity on Earth now lives crammed into grossly artificial habitats known as “cities” and “suburbs”, governed by so called “leaders”.

In fact, never before in the entire history of the human species, have so few been able to control so many. Welcome to 2011.

Today, we only “think” we know our leaders.

In the Information Age, we see their faces on TV, hear their voices, and read about them on the Internet. So on a subconscious level, our brain tells us we “know” our leaders.

And since 99.9 % of our evolutionary existence occurred in a “hunting and gathering” mode, our brain, even among the most cynical of us, subconsciously still tells us to “trust” these leaders……provided these they tell us what we want to hear, and seem on “our side”.

So to this day, our brains remain wired at a primal level to know and trust our leaders.

The reality today, of course, is that we don’t “know” our highest leaders from Adam.

And never will.

The reality today is that vast majority of us will never see these leaders in person, much less sit with them, work with them, eat with them, or talk with them. In fact, often time the people we think are our leaders, are nothing but puppets controlled by more powerful leaders.

In effect, our leaders today, especially our highest ones, could literally be holograms, and we would never know the difference.

Don’t think most our current leaders don’t realize all of this.
And exploit it to their advantage.
They know we are busy and easily distracted.
And disconnected from Nature. And divided from each other.

They actually prefer all of this, take it for granted, and often consciously promote it.

Getting “voted out of office”, which is rare, or being terminated but given a “golden parachute”, is not adequate “accountability” if we are talking about the well being and/or very survival of the pack – the “pack” now being the entire human race.

The leaders will be so suprised.