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35 Quotes By Ted Kaczynski On Pain, Technology, Ideas, Ability And More

Famous As: American Domestic Terrorist
Born On: May 22, 1942
Born In: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Age: 82 Years

Born Theodore John Kaczynski, also known as Unaomber, Ted Kaczynski is an American notorious terrorist, former mathematics professor, and anarchist. In pursuit of a more primitive lifestyle, he deserted his academic career in 1969. In attempt to begin a revolution he conducted a countrywide bombing campaign earmarking people involved with modern technology, killing three people and injuring twenty-three others between 1978 and 1995. He was the subject of most expensive and longest investigation in the history of the ‘Federal Bureau of Investigation.’ We have compiled some famous quotes by Ted Kaczynski, which have been excerpted from his interviews and thoughts. Read through the collection of interesting quotes by Ted Kaczynski on revolution, disaster, depression, society, stress, needs, military, people, black, purpose, technology, anarchy, needs, rights, powerful, machines, etc.

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Never lose hope, be persistent and stubborn and never give up. There are many instances in history where apparent losers suddenly turn out to be winners unexpectedly, so you should never conclude all hope is lost.

Never lose hope, be persistent and stubborn and never give up. There are many instances in history where apparent losers suddenly turn out to be winners unexpectedly, so you should never conclude all hope is lost.

Ted Kaczynski
Crowding, rapid change and the breakdown of communities have been widely recognized as sources of social problems. But we do not believe they are enough to account for the extent of the problems that are seen today.

Crowding, rapid change and the breakdown of communities have been widely recognized as sources of social problems. But we do not believe they are enough to account for the extent of the problems that are seen today.

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It is not possible to make a LASTING compromise between technology and freedom, because technology is by far the more powerful social force and continually encroaches on freedom through REPEATED compromises.

It is not possible to make a LASTING compromise between technology and freedom, because technology is by far the more powerful social force and continually encroaches on freedom through REPEATED compromises.

Ted Kaczynski
Some people have low susceptibility to advertising and marketing techniques. These are the people who aren't interested in money. Material acquisition does not serve their need for the power process.

Some people have low susceptibility to advertising and marketing techniques. These are the people who aren't interested in money. Material acquisition does not serve their need for the power process.

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It is obvious that [leftists] are not cool-headed logicians systematically analyzing the foundations of knowledge. They are deeply involved emotionally in their attack on truth and reality.

It is obvious that [leftists] are not cool-headed logicians systematically analyzing the foundations of knowledge. They are deeply involved emotionally in their attack on truth and reality.

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The leftist is anti-individualistic... He is not the sort of person who has an inner sense of confidence in his own ability to solve his own problems and satisfy his own needs.

The leftist is anti-individualistic... He is not the sort of person who has an inner sense of confidence in his own ability to solve his own problems and satisfy his own needs.

Ted Kaczynski
A theme that appears repeatedly in the writings of the social critics of the second half of the 20th century is the sense of purposelessness that afflicts many people in modern society.

A theme that appears repeatedly in the writings of the social critics of the second half of the 20th century is the sense of purposelessness that afflicts many people in modern society.

Ted Kaczynski
People do not consciously and rationally choose the form of their society. Societies develop through processes of social evolution that are not under rational human control.

People do not consciously and rationally choose the form of their society. Societies develop through processes of social evolution that are not under rational human control.

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There is nothing wrong with violence in itself. In any particular case, whether violence is good or bad depends on how it is used and the purpose for which it is used.

There is nothing wrong with violence in itself. In any particular case, whether violence is good or bad depends on how it is used and the purpose for which it is used.

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Art forms that appeal to [leftists] tend to focus on ... defeat and despair ... as if there were no hope of accomplishing anything through rational calculation.

Art forms that appeal to [leftists] tend to focus on ... defeat and despair ... as if there were no hope of accomplishing anything through rational calculation.

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The big problem is that people don't believe a revolution is possible, and it is not possible precisely because they do not believe it is possible.

The big problem is that people don't believe a revolution is possible, and it is not possible precisely because they do not believe it is possible.

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My occupation is an open question. I was once an assistant professor of mathematics. Since then, I have spent time living in the woods of Montana.

My occupation is an open question. I was once an assistant professor of mathematics. Since then, I have spent time living in the woods of Montana.

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In any case it is not normal to put into the satisfaction of mere curiosity the amount of time and effort that scientists put into their work.

In any case it is not normal to put into the satisfaction of mere curiosity the amount of time and effort that scientists put into their work.

Ted Kaczynski
We are not supposed to hate anyone, yet almost everyone hates somebody at some time or other, whether he admits it to himself or not.

We are not supposed to hate anyone, yet almost everyone hates somebody at some time or other, whether he admits it to himself or not.

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[...] to judge from the Internet postings that people have sent me, probably most of what you learned [about me] was nonsense.

[...] to judge from the Internet postings that people have sent me, probably most of what you learned [about me] was nonsense.

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But what first motivated me wasn't anything I read. I just got mad seeing the machines ripping up the woods.

But what first motivated me wasn't anything I read. I just got mad seeing the machines ripping up the woods.

Ted Kaczynski
I Don't Want To Live Long. I Would Rather Get The Death Penalty Than Spend The Rest Of My Life In Prison

I Don't Want To Live Long. I Would Rather Get The Death Penalty Than Spend The Rest Of My Life In Prison

Ted Kaczynski
Consistent failure to attain goals throughout life results in defeatism, low self-esteem or depression.

Consistent failure to attain goals throughout life results in defeatism, low self-esteem or depression.

Ted Kaczynski
The leftist is antagonistic to the concept of competition because, deep inside, he feels like a loser.

The leftist is antagonistic to the concept of competition because, deep inside, he feels like a loser.

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In modern industrial society only minimal effort is necessary to satisfy one's physical needs.

In modern industrial society only minimal effort is necessary to satisfy one's physical needs.

Ted Kaczynski
The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race.

The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race.

Ted Kaczynski
It is important not to confuse freedom with mere permissiveness

It is important not to confuse freedom with mere permissiveness

Ted Kaczynski
Manifesto. Read my Manifesto. I`ve written a Manifesto. It`s all in the Manifesto!

Manifesto. Read my Manifesto. I`ve written a Manifesto. It`s all in the Manifesto!

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We can do anything we like as long as it is UNIMPORTANT.

We can do anything we like as long as it is UNIMPORTANT.

Ted Kaczynski

Let's stick to the practical and the concrete: Would you like it if people lived in a virtual world? If machines were smarter than people? If, in the future, people, animals and plants were products of technology? If you don't like these ideas, then for you the computer and biological sciences clearly are dangerous.

Ted Kaczynski
I would just turn my back and wouldn't talk to him.

I would just turn my back and wouldn't talk to him.

Ted Kaczynski
My occupation now, I suppose, is jail inmate.

My occupation now, I suppose, is jail inmate.

Ted Kaczynski
I believe in nothing.

I believe in nothing.

Ted Kaczynski

If the system breaks down the consequences will still be very painful. But the bigger the system grows the more disastrous the results of its breakdown will be, so if it is to break down it had best break down sooner rather than later.

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Power depends ultimately on physical force. By teaching people that violence is wrong (except, of course, when the system itself uses violence via the police or the military), the system maintains its monopoly on physical force and thus keeps all power in its own hands.

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