The Unabomber vs. liberal psychology
Having previously read and his manifesto some years ago, I have been revisiting the Unabomber’s treatise on technology and its toxic effects on society and individual psychology.
(I feel compelled — not out of moral obligation, because I believe any rational person is capable of separating the message from the messenger but because of rampant targeting by the state of so-called “domestic terrorists,” a category to which I have surely been relegated on some government list somewhere – to caution that I do not endorse mailing bombs or any variety of offensive violence in any form.)
Here he is taking a magnifying glass and a razor-sharp scalpel to leftist psychology.
Via Industrial Society and Its Future:
Examples of this phenomenon in practice in modern Western society are legion, but perhaps the most emblematic is the force-feeding of the term “Latin-X” – dreamed up by some neurotic Women’s and Gender studies postgraduate — as a new-age descriptor for Hispanics, despite the Hispanic population itself rejecting its use.
Yet, the corporate state media, in combination with academia, relentlessly – and relentlessly is the only correct word here – push this social engineering bilge on the population as an “inclusive” alternative to “Latino,” one that purportedly subverts something called the “gender binary,” used by the Patriarchy™ to persecute the LGBTQ+++™ alphabet people.
Another example, of course, is the ever-evolving terminology used to refer to Persons of Color™. In a different time, “colored people” was used to refer to black people, which, as Kaczynski notes, was never meant in its conception or use for decades to be derogatory. Rather, liberals at some point unilaterally declared it to be offensive, and all at once the term became verboten in polite society.
Ditto, again, as Kaczynski notes, with the “handicapped,” which then became the “disabled,” which then became “persons with disability.” And with “retard.” And with “Oriental.” And so on; literally every minority group has a veritable laundry list of terms that were once considered non-offensive and standard and that suddenly, overnight, became alleged slurs.
No one voted on any of this, including the protected categories whose interests are ostensibly meant to be advanced by their forced uptake in everyday parlance.
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