If you ever felt like you wanted to read something from the Restricted Section of the library, reading revolutionary literature will definitely will turn some heads.
Dr. Theodore J. Kaczynski is most notoriously famed as the UNABOMER. But for many others he has one of the most honest examinations of modern technological society and its profound impacts on ecology.
Written entirely from the SuperMax Prison, “Anti-tech Revolution, Why and How” is a gripping, step by step, (albeit) nearly mathematical, examination of the impetus of power. Specifically the power wrought from self-propagating systems.
This book was exceptionally fascinating, and incredibly lucid. At no point did I feel that I was reading the thoughts of a loon, or a crazed psycho-path. From start to finish I felt as thought I was reading the words of a very concerned and very thoughtful older cousin… maybe a brother… lol… Brother Ted…
Anyway, this book was significant to me because I hadn’t anticipated that what he wrote would play out implicitly in the COVID-19 pandemic that swept the earth. I anticipate that Theodore might have something to say about a self propagating system like a virus infecting the human population and careening the entire human civilization into a tailspin. In fact, he might say that it was due to the advances in human global transportation that spread the virus and it was the near instant communication that spread the fear of it until it cause our entire system to stutter.
After having finished the book the day before the US travel ban, I am left with a question after having learned Kaczynski’s goal… will it be man who satisfies his goal, or will it be a non-human entity like a virus? If you want to know his goal, read his incredible book.
Have you read the book, or any of his other works? What are your thoughts on Theodore Kacynski altogether? Leave your thoughts below!