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Quotes by Ted Kaczynski on maths, books, disaster, society, stress, military, and revolution.

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

Famous As: Terrorist, Anarchist

Born On: May 22, 1942

Born In: Chicago

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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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.

Ted Kaczynski

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

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.

Ted Kaczynski

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.

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.

Ted Kaczynski

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

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.

Ted Kaczynski

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.

Ted Kaczynski

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.

Ted Kaczynski

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.

Ted Kaczynski

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.

Ted Kaczynski

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.

Ted Kaczynski

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

Ted Kaczynski

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

Ted Kaczynski

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.

Ted Kaczynski

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

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

Ted Kaczynski

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

Ted Kaczynski

It is important not to confuse freedom with mere permissiveness

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

Ted Kaczynski

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

Ted Kaczynski

My occupation now, I suppose, is jail inmate.

Ted Kaczynski

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.

Ted Kaczynski

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.

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

Our society tends to regard as a sickness any mode of thought or behavior that is inconvenient for the system and this is plausible because when an individual doesn't fit into the system it causes pain to the individual as well as problems for the system. Thus the manipulation of an individual to adjust him to the system is seen as a cure for a sickness and therefore as good.

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The industrial-technological system may survive or it may break down. If it survives, it MAY eventually achieve a low level of physical and psychological suffering, but only after passing through a long and very painful period of adjustment and only at the cost of permanently reducing human beings and many other living organisms to engineered products and mere cogs in the social machine.

Ted Kaczynski

To those who think that all this sounds like science fiction, we point out that yesterday's science fiction is today's fact. The Industrial Revolution has radically altered man's environment and way of life, and it is only to be expected that as technology is increasingly applied to the human body and mind, man himself will be altered as radically as his environment and way of life have been.

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No, what worries me is that I might in a sense adapt to this environment and come to be comfortable here and not resent it anymore. And I am afraid that as the years go by that I may forget, I may begin to lose my memories of the mountains and the woods and that's what really worries me, that I might lose those memories, and lose that sense of contact with wild nature in general. But I am not afraid they are going to break my spirit.

Ted Kaczynski

Imagine a society that subjects people to conditions that make them terribly unhappy, then gives them the drugs to take away their unhappiness. Science fiction? It is already happening to some extent in our own society... Instead of removing the conditions that make people depressed, modern society gives them antidepressant drugs. In effect, antidepressants are a means of modifying an individual's internal state in such a way as to enable him to tolerate social conditions that he would otherwise find intolerable.

Ted Kaczynski