The Unabombers Manifesto Proves Prophetic
The purpose of his manifesto was to rationalize his violence. The separate argument buried in here is that you can in fact control other people’s actions by restricting their possible options. Which is what the technological system attempts to do by subjugating the natural world and moving people into urban areas. There are issues with how people use technology, individuals often use technology to do unacceptable things like mail bomb people but that does not negate the good technology has done for society.
To gain one thing you have to sacrifice another. It will be objected that the French and Russian Revolutions were failures. One is to destroy an old form of society and the other is to set up the new form of society envisioned by the revolutionaries.
The cabin lackedelectricity or running water, there he lived as a recluse while learning how to be self-sufficient. He began his bombing campaign in 1978 after witnessing the destruction ofthe wilderness surrounding his cabin. Kaczynski’s manifesto argues that the leftist liberals who present themselves as rebels are, in fact, obedient servants of the dominant society – a symptom of “oversocialization.” He singles out “university intellectuals” as prime examples. He was an off-the-charts genius, with a PhD in math, a university professor, his thesis is still cited. You don’t have to agree with him or like him, and I’m certainly not endorsing him, but there’s no denying he was intelligent.
Some individuals may meet some of the criteria without being leftists, some leftists may not meet any of the criteria. Revolutionaries should have as many children as they can. There is strong scientific evidence that social attitudes are to a significant extent inherited.
We emphasize that, as past experience has shown, technical progress will lead to other new problems that CANNOT be predicted in advance . In fact, ever since the Industrial Revolution, technology has been creating new problems for society far more rapidly than it has been solving old ones. Thus it will take a long and difficult period of trial and error for the technophiles to work the bugs out of their Brave New World .
Freedom of speech for instance protects large news organizations, who can therefore act as watchdogs on government, but the effect of any individual publishing flyers or posting on social media is negligible. A few people have so little drive that they are not affected by their loss of the power process, while others have so much drive that they are able to find satisfying tasks despite society’s control. Previously, society had experienced rapid change many times without creating today’s social problems (e.g. expansion of the American frontier).