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al vs ted

2000-10-09 00:05:36+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Ziffle passes along Al Gore, or the Unabomber? I think I've actually seen this one before, in general it's pretty easy, if it looks slightly more rational and coherent it was probably Theodore.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:24+00 by: Larry Burton

I hadn't thought of this before but if you add aviator style sunglasses, a moustache and a hood to Al Gore . . .

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:24+00 by: Mars Saxman

I don't think Kaczynski is quite as crazy as he's been made out to be. His philosophy starts from a point rather distant from many of us, and he hasn't learned that great lesson of anarchist history: "you can't blow up a social relationship". All the same, his manifesto does not manifest craziness; it's simply the work of a thinker whose values are at great odds with those of the society around him. He was an ideologically driven terrorist not a mad bomber. Gore, thankfully, has a rather more pragmatic and compromise-friendly way of accomplishing his goals, similar as they may (or may not) be to those of Kaczynski. :-) -Mars

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:24+00 by: Dan Lyke

I said back in March of '98 of the Unabomber Manifesto: And it's no wonder "they" had to kill people to get it published, it's relatively internally consistent, thought out, and written to be read by anyone. You'd never expect to find that coming out of a well educated person. I think that if I tried to apply reason and principle to the foundations that Kaczynski would have been force-fed at Berkeley I would have ended up with largely the same beliefs, that more haven't gone apeshit on society speaks mainly to the intellectual bankruptcy that the educational system foists off on students while it's lying to them.