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« on: July 13, 2018, 02:14:21 pm »

Book discussion thread about industrial society and its future .

-what are some important political themes in the book that you like?

-do you think that the author Is being complicit with the fact that conservatives don't really "conserve" anything in the advent of technological advancement?

-Do you think the author is right in saying that social movements do little to advance the underlying structure within political systems?

-do you think that the industrial advancements within society has possibly oppressed you?

-what are some paragraphs that resonate with you?

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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2018, 03:28:13 pm »

Discussing, in an unsolicited and perhaps enthusiastic manner, the works of a terrorist without first prefacing that you don’t support terrorism, seems like a bad idea.
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019, 12:52:45 am »
« Edited: March 11, 2019, 01:40:18 am by MB »

I don't support terrorism.

Uncle Ted makes some solid points:

Quote from: Ted Kaczynski
There is no law that says we have to go to work every day and follow our employer’s orders. Legally there is nothing to prevent us from going to live in the wild like primitive people or from going into business for ourselves. But in practice there is very little wild country left, and there is room in the economy for only a limited number of small business owners. Hence most of us can survive only as someone else’s employee.

Quote from: 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.
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2019, 01:22:51 am »

Uncle Ted makes some solid points:

Quote from: Ted Kaczynski
There is no law that says we have to go to work every day and follow our employer’s orders. Legally there is nothing to prevent us from going to live in the wild like primitive people or from going into business for ourselves. But in practice there is very little wild country left, and there is room in the economy for only a limited number of small business owners. Hence most of us can survive only as someone else’s employee.

Quote from: 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.

Quote from: Discussing, in an unsolicited and perhaps enthusiastic manner, the works of a terrorist without first prefacing that you don’t support terrorism, seems like a bad idea.
Discussing, in an unsolicited and perhaps enthusiastic manner, the works of a terrorist without first prefacing that you don’t support terrorism, seems like a bad idea.
Discussing, in an unsolicited and perhaps enthusiastic manner, the works of a terrorist without first prefacing that you don’t support terrorism, seems like a bad idea.
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2019, 09:21:21 pm »

The future envisioned by the unabomber is both unlivable and impossible. Technology is here to stay and has done nothing but benefit society in a multitude of ways. What he should have been railing about was the thing that really keeps us chained, and that is the structural system of our society, purely emposed on us by the elite. Technology has been proven to keep humans free in the right hands, but only in the wrong will the negative externalities be present.
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« Reply #5 on: Today at 11:09:16 am »

The future envisioned by the unabomber is both unlivable and impossible. Technology is here to stay and has done nothing but benefit society in a multitude of ways. What he should have been railing about was the thing that really keeps us chained, and that is the structural system of our society, purely emposed on us by the elite. Technology has been proven to keep humans free in the right hands, but only in the wrong will the negative externalities be present.

Have you read any Kaczynski? A significant portion of what he wrote anticipates this objection. His critique of the left is probably his single most convincing argument, and one that's easier to accept than his more radical prescriptions.
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