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
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...