Looks Like, Walks Like, Quacks Like

Leftists tend to hate anything that has an image of being strong, good and successful. They hate America, they hate Western civilization, they hate white males, they hate rationality.

They say they hate the West because it is warlike, imperialistic, sexist, ethnocentric and so forth, but where these same faults appear in socialist countries or in primitive cultures, the leftist finds excuses for them, or at best he grudgingly admits that they exist; whereas he enthusiastically points out (and often greatly exaggerates) these faults where they appear in Western civilization. Thus it is clear that these faults are not the leftist’s real motive for hating America and the West. He hates America and the West because they are strong and successful.

The leftist is anti-individualistic, pro-collectivist.

-Excerpts from Industrial Society and Its Future by Theodore Kaczynski

Kaczynski’s view of the right:

The conservatives are fools: They whine about the decay of traditional values, yet they enthusiastically support technological progress and economic growth. Apparently it never occurs to them that you can’t make rapid, drastic changes in the technology and the economy of a society without causing rapid changes in all other aspects of the society as well, and that such rapid changes inevitably break down traditional values.

Theodore Kaczynski delivered sixteen bombs, injured twenty-three people and killed three over a period of seventeen years, ostensibly to hasten revolution.   He skipped grades 6 and 11 and was estimated to have an IQ of 167.   Efforts to stop him resulted in the most expensive investigation in FBI history.

Ironically, his determination to have a major American news outlet print his manifesto, Industrial Society and Its Future, did him in.   His brother recognized the published rhetoric and alerted authorities.   Today, Theodore Kaczynski spends his days in Florence Colorado at the Supermax prison, without the possibility of parole.

A good study of Kaczynski’s manifesto reveals him fond for the left even though his intellect prevents him from embracing those hypocritical positions whole hog.   He rails against modern technology, equally against overbearing government and overbearing corporate enterprises, and complains that society’s organization and its embrace of modern technology has resulted in mankind losing freedom.

Kaczynski has a perverted view of what freedom is, but his rhetoric sounds no more crazy and no more pessimistic than that speech emanating from the leading Democratic presidential candidate,

We can’t eat all we want.

We can’t drive our SUV’s.

We can’t set our thermostats to seventy-two degrees.

We can’t use up twenty-five percent of the world’s energy when we only make up three percent of its population.

We can’t?

Why the hell not?   And who says we’re using up twenty-five percent of the worlds energy?   How does our capital flowing throughout the world to purchase energy help world economies?   Obama would have you believe our robust business activity is hurting the world.   If it was so bad the world would stop doing business with us.

His assertion is American consumption exists to the detriment of other countries.   If that’s the case, how did we evolve pass the Stone Age?   As soon as one group excelled another group would be subjugated, progress would be impossible.   The whole we can’t concept is moronic.

Barack Obama has declared that we cannot have an opulent and luxurious lifestyle, not like our parents had.   In his view greedy Americans must sacrifice, as if to suggest he is going to turn off his thermostat at his large home in a most prestigious Chicago locale.

Obama enthusiastically embraces the America can’t theme and reveals his view that American excellence is somehow an evil force that subjugates our world.   He does not see America’s most exceptional attribute for what it is, a beacon for optimism, for possibility, for freedom, and for mankind’s inalienable right to pursue happiness, even if that means setting the thermostat to seventy-two degrees.

Kaczynski’s Industrial Society and Its Future is far more interesting and entertaining than Obama’s ad lib laments we endure in his quest for the White House.   Aside from the fact that Kaczynski actually makes a bit of sense in many of his passages, the two communicators share an eerily similar whacked out view of America.   Our capitalistic technological society is intrinsically evil and it must be destroyed.

Neither Kaczynski nor Obama comprehend the simple beauty of a free system where one individual can venture to provide goods or services he interprets a market to desire, and where one client can purchase those goods or services at a price determined only by the two individuals, without government interference.

In Kaczynski’s mind this idea that individuals can obtain and wield any measure of personal power is inconceivable, in Obama’s, such thoughts are profane and suggest any measure of individual power would subjugate bureaucratic control, the only just repository for any authority to influence humanity’s existence.

Neither Kaczynski nor Obama understand freedom or liberty.

Barack Obama is not a duck, he’s the Unabomber…without the IQ.


Copyright 2008 Jim Pontillo