The Unabomber Is He Serious Essay Research

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The Unabomber: Is He Serious? Essay, Research Paper The Unabomber: Is He Serious? There comes a time when everyone has something to say. The next step would be to find someone to listen. If that doesn’t work, I suppose you just have to make them listen. The Unabomber’s Manifesto was probably one of the most interesting and thought provoking points of view that I have read in a while. It’s just too bad that every time he made a point that I could relate with, he would contradict himself before I was finished with the paragraph. In my opinion, the entire manifesto and every viewpoint expressed therein, was a strange mix of confusion, fact and storytelling. Although written with an abundance of detail and many strong convictions, I finished reading the selection without

being able to see the purpose behind it all and what he stood to gain. I’m sure that wasn’t exactly his intentions when he wrote it. I feel there is one thing the author deserves credit for right from the start; his uncanny ability to set a pessimistic mood. From the minute you glance at the introduction, he, assuming the author is male, begins to paint a picture of destruction and demise of the world in which we live. What could cause such a catastrophe? According to the author, it would have to be industry and technology of all things. He was convinced that due to the industrial- technological system in which we live, ultimately humans are going to be subjected to world wide suffering and inevitably a total shut down of humanity. Now at this moment I felt a little

disbelief. I had heard he was actually an intelligent person, but I was starting to wonder. His whole theory was based on the fact, that at one point or another, the human race will be taken to the point of complete break down. He feels that if it’s bound to happen, we should make it happen now. The longer we wait, the more people will suffer. Now, I know our sun will eventually burn out, so does that mean that it should be the concern of everyone on the planet to devise a method to destroy it immediately and save us the trouble of having to do it later? I guess I wasn’t too surprised when I read how he intended to induce an early break down with a revolution, but the next thing I read left me a little confused. I was interested in how and when he planned to do this. It

didn’t take me long to run across it. I would expect a violent display from the Unabomber, especially in a revolution, but his answer to that was that he may or may not use violence. Well, maybe he’ll keep some details quiet, but I was sure he would release an approximate idea of how long he planned this new world revolution to last.. He wrote that it may be sudden or it may span decades. There were many things that made sense to me after reading that, for instance, if he was this vague when he walked his pen across, it’s no wonder he’s been able to stay free for this long. Now, from this point on, I think his writing became much more understandable to me. I started to agree with much of what he had to say and what he used to describe the majority of our society. I shared

a lot of his beliefs in the fact that our society needs help, we all do sometimes. I just don’t believe that things are so bad that it’s time to clear the pallet and start over. He seems to have a perfect ideal of how each group of people should act and respond to the world around them. If they don’t posses these features, then there has to be something wrong with society, because that’s not the way he remembers them. He seems to group everyone in the world into two groups: the weak, and the weaker. There are the leftists, or the ones who should the social rebels, and the oversocialized, or the ones who have to grow up obeying society’s rules. Now, I feel it wouldn’t matter which category he placed me in. According to him, people jump from one group to another