Creator: John ‘Ted’ Kaczynski is also known as the Unabomber is most famous for engaging in a mail bombing campaign in the US from 1978 to 1995.
Purpose: The Unabomber Manifesto is titled ‘Industrial Society and its Future’ and it speaks to the “erosion of human freedom necessitated by modern technologies requiring large-scale organisation.” (Wikipedia)
The Unabomber Manifesto
(Opening Sentence only of the Five Points in the Introduction)
1 The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race.
2 The industrial-technological system may survive or it may break down.
3 If the system breaks down the consequences will still be very painful.
4 We therefore advocate a revolution against the industrial system.
5 In this article we give attention to only some of the negative developments that have grown out of the industrial-technological system.
The Manifesto contains 232 Points in Total
Here are the headings within the Manifesto
- The psychology of modern leftism
- Feelings of inferiority
- The power process
- Surrogate activities
- Sources of social problems
- Disruption of the power process in modern society
- How some people adjust
- The motives of scientists
- The nature of freedom
- Some principles of history
- Industrial-technological society cannot be reformed
- Restriction of freedom is unavoidable in industrial society
- The ‘bad’ parts of technology cannot be separated from the ‘good’ parts
- Technology is a more powerful social force than the aspiration for freedom
- Simpler social problems have proved intractable
- Revolution is easier than reform
- Control of human behavior
- Human race at a crossroads
- Human suffering
- The future
- Two kinds of technology
- The danger of leftism
- Final note
Complete Manifesto: http://cyber.eserver.org/unabom.txt
About Ted Kaczynski: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Kaczynski