By Theodore John Kaczynski
«There are many of us this present day who see that glossy society is heading towards catastrophe in a single shape or one other, and who additionally realize expertise because the universal thread linking the crucial risks that hold over us... the aim of this ebook is to teach humans easy methods to commence pondering in functional, grand-strategic phrases approximately what needs to be performed in an effort to get our society off the line to destruction that it really is now on.» —from the Preface. Publishers Description: A accomplished historic research explaining the futility of social keep an eye on and the catastrophic effect of technological progress on human social and planetary ecological structures. Distilled from the serious socio-historical research is the authors personal theoretical framework for effecting significant and lasting switch.
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55 Roosevelt's capable successor in the presidency, Harry S. Truman, said: [PJeople talk about the powers of a President, all the powers that a Chief Executive has, and what he can do. Let me tell you something-from experience! The President may have a great many powers given to him by the Constitution and may have certain powers under certain laws which are given to him by the Congress of the United States; but the principal power that the President has is to bring people in and try to persuade them to do what they ought to do without persuasion.
And if the hypothetical possibility of steering a society rationally is to afford any comfort to the reader, he will have to assume that the system of values according to which the society is steered will be one that is at least marginally acceptable to himself-which is a sufficiently daring assumption. It's now clear that we have wandered into the realm of fantasy. It is impossible to prove with mathematical certainty that the development of a society can never be guided rationally over any significant interval of time, but the series of assumptions that we've had to make in order to entertain the possibility of rational guidance is so wildly improbable that for practical purposes we can safely assume that the development of societies will forever remain beyond rational human contro1.
Instead, a frightened dictator initiated a process that rapidly spiraled out of his control. " "Stalin seems to have become steadily more worried as the purges uncovered alleged spies and Trotskyites. Finally he struck at them, almost incoherently. [~] During 1937 and 1938 events spun out of... " "Terror was producing avoidance of responsibility, which was dysfunctional. " "[Stalin] reacted, and over-reacted, to events .... "82 ~ite apart from any resistance by subordinates or other "conflicts among individual wills" within a system, purely technical factors narrowly limit the options open even to a leader whose power over his system is theoretically absolute.
Anti-Tech Revolution: Why and How by Theodore John Kaczynski