On My Ignorance and Isolation

Some Clarifications I’m sure some of my regular readers have been taken aback by the rapid rate at which I have produced articles for the Reflections bulletin. No worries — I do not intend to keep up the pace. This first explosion was simply a release of an overabundance of ideas; an attempt to articulate, […]

Notes on Humanism and Progressivism

I Humanism is the dominant ideology of world society. “Humanism” here means a morality that sets justice, equality, and peace as its ideals, and that considers the sphere of moral consideration to be the whole human species. “Dominant” here is a measure of power, not popularity. Most of the world population, by numbers, may not […]

Notes on Revolution, or Reaction

I My early disbelief in revolution was cured rather effectively by studying the history of revolutions, by a book explaining the Bolsheviks’ radical political tactics, and by a book explaining the psychology of mass movements. All were the result of suggestions from Ted Kaczynski when we corresponded. Of course, all radicals have goals and purposes […]

UNC Freedom Club Propaganda (2013-2014)

The following are propaganda pieces for UNC Freedom Club and FC Journal, an early version of The Wildernist. All of these were written shortly after high school and my first reading of Industrial Society and Its Future. Going through them gave me a good laugh. UNCFC Propaganda Uncle Ted Has a Posse – computer stickers in support […]

Letters: Ted Kaczynski to David Skrbina (Oct 2004)

For the endnotes to these letters, please refer to the PDF of Technological Slavery. You can also view HTML versions of all correspondence between David Skrbina and Ted Kaczynski, as well as all the texts in the book. I.‪ I’ll begin by summarizing some information from Martin E.P. Seligman, Helplessness: On Depression, Development, and Death. […]

A Critique of Repent to the Primitive

Problems in Repent to the Primitive The basic anti-industrial critique — of Freud, of Kaczynski, of Mumford, of Illich, of Shepard — is that industrial society does not adequately satisfy human needs. I argue as much in Repent to the Primitive, outlining the following basic argument: Human beings (and perhaps nonhumans) possess a will with […]

Reflections #1

Table of Contents Introduction to the Reflections Bulletin Commencement Notes A Review of Earlier Works and Their Merits A Critique of the Nomadic Hunter/Gatherer Ideal A Critique of the Concept of “Leftism” A Critique of the Concept of “the System”

A Critique of the Concept of “the System”

Ted Kaczynski (TK) repeatedly writes that a revolutionary movement needs an enemy. Variously he names the enemy as “modern technology,” “the industrial system,” “the techno-industrial system,” just “the system,” and, in addition to one of the foregoing, “the technician class.” But these terms are vague or unintuitive, they confuse the enemy of a revolutionary movement […]

A Critique of the Concept of “Leftism”

Note: Here I will not completely explain the concept of “leftism” as Ted Kaczynski uses it. Readers of this essay should instead refer to “Industrial Society and Its Future” (especially paragraphs 6-32, 83, 213-232) and “Izquierdismo” by Último Reducto. These pieces should provide the requisite knowledge for following this critique. Two Meanings of Leftism Theorists […]

A Critique of the Nomadic Hunter / Gatherer Ideal

Contradictions in the Reasoning Ted Kaczynski (TK) suggests a nomadic hunter/gatherer (NHG) ideal, because, he claims, a movement needs a positive ideal as much as it needs an enemy. On the other hand, he says that it would be impossible to control post-collapse conditions and in fact imagines that agriculture will inevitably arise where the […]