Category Archives: Technological Slavery

Industrial Society and Its Future, a.k.a., “The Unabomber Manifesto”

Table of Contents Introduction The Psychology of Modern Leftism Feelings of Inferiority Oversocialization The Power Process Surrogate Activities Autonomy Sources of Social Problems Disruption of the Power Process in Modern Society How Some People Adjust The Motives of Scientists The Nature of Freedom Some Principles of History Industrial-Technological Society Cannot Be Reformed Restriction of Freedom […]

A Revolutionary for Our Times

We are steeped in a technological milieu. Technology surrounds us on all sides, envelops us, and, perhaps, suffocates us. It determines or shapes every course of action that we take in our daily lives—how we live, eat, sleep, get to work, where and how we work, how we entertain ourselves, how we run our government, […]

The Truth About Primitive Life: A Critique of Anarcho-Primitivism

1. As the Industrial Revolution proceeded, modern society created for itself a self-congratulatory myth, the myth of “progress”: From the time of our remote, ape-like ancestors, human history had been an unremitting march toward a better and brighter future, with everyone joyously welcoming each new technological advance: animal husbandry, agriculture, the wheel, the construction of […]

The System’s Neatest Trick

The supreme luxury of the society of technical necessity will be to grant the bonus of useless revolt and of an acquiescent smile.[1] — Jacques Ellul The System has played a trick on today’s would-be revolutionaries and rebels. The trick is so cute that if it had been consciously planned one would have to admire […]

The Coming Revolution

Our entire much-praised technological progress, and civilization generally, could be compared to an ax in the hand of a pathological criminal.[1] — Albert Einstein 1. A great revolution is brewing; a world revolution. Consider the origin of the two most important revolutions of modern times: the French and the Russian. During the 18th century France was […]

The Road to Revolution

The revolution is not a dinner party…[1] — Mao Zedong A great revolution is brewing. What this means is that the necessary preconditions for revolution are being created. Whether the revolution will become a reality will depend on the courage, determination, persistence, and effectiveness of revolutionaries. The necessary preconditions for revolution[2] are these: There must be a […]

Hit Where It Hurts

1. The Purpose Of This Article. The purpose of this article is to point out a very simple principle of human conflict, a principle that opponents of the techno-industrial system seem to be overlooking. The principle is that in any form of conflict, if you want to win, you must hit your adversary where it hurts. […]

Letter: Ted Kaczynski to an Anonymous German

Ted Kaczynski’s thoughts on revolution, anti-tech ideology, and green anarchists in a letter to a German. There are two difficulties connected with the characteristic victimization issues of the left, such as the alleged oppression of women, homosexuals, racial or ethnic minorities, and animals. First, these issues distract attention from the technology problem. Rebellious energies that […]

Letter: Ted Kaczynski to A.O.

Ted Kaczynski explains how a revolution against industrial society could be successful. You write: “Even some primitive people from Mexico join the values of modern society (because of TV). What could make them go back to the forest?” What could “make them go back to the forest” would be an end to the functioning of […]