My thoughts on the Unibomber’s manifesto

So my friend recently read the Unibomber’s manifesto and we had a nice little chat about it. I first read this manifesto about a year ago and I was surprised by how much I agree with this right-wing “quack.” In fact, I initially thought of partially plagiarizing it and replacing all the hatred for the left with hatred for the right. I’m not a Barack Obama leftist, I’m a radical anarcho-syndicalist, which is as far left as you can go.  The Unibomber defines the left essentially as political correctness, though. By his definition I’m a leftist for my radical feminist and queer views (in case you’re wondering how radical my feminist views are, let’s just say that I Blame the Patriarchy is my Bible). I feel that his hatred for the left is a little misplaced, and he was probably just brainwashed by the radical right. A lot of his views seem to be traditionally (radical) leftist ideas.

In any case, if you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it. Among my favorite arguments is that about 95% of the general population are sheep who will blindly follow the status quo. Therefore, any true revolution would only concern the elite 5%, and whoever comes out on top of that group will see most of the population fall in line.

A win for the anarchists

So I went to work today to find a regular bitching at my boss about the government. This regular is an ex-Marine who served in Vietnam. My friend and I had been working at him for a long time, because we saw in him the makings of a great anarchist. Shortly after I gfot there he began talking about the $2 trillion that the fed lost this past year (it was supposedly for the “stimulus package”).  Seeing as how most anarchists these days start with a suspicion of the Fed, I told him, “This is why we should shut down the Fed” I was delighted to hear his reply: “Fuck shutting them down. Start it on fire and shoot them as they run out.” I was like, “Do you really feel that way?” He replied, “I want to see some pink spray coming from their foreheads.” I couldn’t be more pleased.

He’s already big on minorities’ rights. He used to teach school at an Indian reservation and is disgusted at how we treat the true owners of this land.

This guy is a baby-boomer, which is what makes him such a big win for us. Too often, anarchists are depicted as restless youth who don’t really know what they want. If we can win this guy over, we can win the average worker. Don’t stop at shutting down the fed; shut down the entire system. One day we will have our revolution. I only hope that day comes in my lifetime,