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View Poll Results: Is Ted right?
Yes, i hate myself 5 45.45%
No, i have other reasons for being a leftist. Ted is just a cabin dwelling Malthusian Hitlerian crank. 6 54.55%
Voters: 11. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-02-2013, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Baldock, hertfordshire, England
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Ted Kaczynski, child prodigy and top of class Harvard graduate, says you are. Who are you to disagree with such colossal intellect?

washingtonpost.com: Unabomber Special Report

The two psychological tendencies that underlie modern leftism we call “feelings of inferiority” and “oversocialization.” Feelings of inferiority are characteristic of modern leftism as a whole, while oversocialization is characteristic only of a certain segment of modern leftism; but this segment is highly influential.

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. The reasons that leftists give for hating the West, etc. clearly do not correspond with their real motives.

Art forms that appeal to modern leftish intellectuals tend to focus on sordidness, defeat and despair, or else they take an orgiastic tone, throwing off rational control as if there were no hope of accomplishing anything through rational calculation and all that was left was to immerse oneself in the sensations of the moment.

Modern leftish philosophers tend to dismiss reason, science, objective reality and to insist that everything is culturally relative. It is true that one can ask serious questions about the foundations of scientific knowledge and about how, if at all, the concept of objective reality can be defined.

Notice the masochistic tendency of leftist tactics. Leftists protest by lying down in front of vehicles, they intentionally provoke police or racists to abuse them, etc.

But leftist activists do not take such an approach because it would not satisfy their emotional needs. Helping black people is not their real goal. Instead, race problems serve as an excuse for them to express their own hostility and frustrated need for power.

The leftist of the oversocialized type tries to get off his psychological leash and assert his autonomy by rebelling. But usually he is not strong enough to rebel against the most basic values of society.

Leftists, especially those of the oversocialized type, usually do not rebel against these principles but justify their hostility to society by claiming (with some degree of truth) that society is not living up to these principles.

 
Old 01-02-2013, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Baldock, hertfordshire, England
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waht, this wasnt supposed to go in 'elections'
 
Old 01-02-2013, 05:42 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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Oh great, as if reactionary Brits don't have enuff nutters of their own to pay attention to (aka, ''Royals''), now they're ''importing'' them!
 
Old 01-02-2013, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Ted Krazynsky is crazier than a peach orchard boar. I don't take the opinion of a paranoid schizophrenic into any account and neither should you, unless you are as insane as he is.

If that is the case, and you take his statements seriously, I suggest you spend a little time with him. You two will have a lot in common.
 
Old 01-02-2013, 05:52 PM
 
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Wasn't Ted a terrorist?

Who are you going to quote next, Osama Bin Laden??
 
Old 01-02-2013, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Baldock, hertfordshire, England
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Its just kind of odd.

He's some luddite cabin dweller, who praises science, but at the same time rejects technology as heretic.

I dont think he's insane, I just dont think he's quite there yet with his theories.
 
Old 01-02-2013, 06:23 PM
 
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Originally Posted by LAWS View Post
Its just kind of odd.

He's some luddite cabin dweller, who praises science, but at the same time rejects technology as heretic.

I dont think he's insane, I just dont think he's quite there yet with his theories.
Switch the words science and technology and you basically have the right wing prepper Alex Jones conspiracy movement

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Old 01-02-2013, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Texas
32,701 posts, read 17,763,705 times
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Originally Posted by LAWS View Post
Ted Kaczynski, child prodigy and top of class Harvard graduate, says you are. Who are you to disagree with such colossal intellect?

washingtonpost.com: Unabomber Special Report

The two psychological tendencies that underlie modern leftism we call “feelings of inferiority” and “oversocialization.” Feelings of inferiority are characteristic of modern leftism as a whole, while oversocialization is characteristic only of a certain segment of modern leftism; but this segment is highly influential.

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. The reasons that leftists give for hating the West, etc. clearly do not correspond with their real motives.

Art forms that appeal to modern leftish intellectuals tend to focus on sordidness, defeat and despair, or else they take an orgiastic tone, throwing off rational control as if there were no hope of accomplishing anything through rational calculation and all that was left was to immerse oneself in the sensations of the moment.

Modern leftish philosophers tend to dismiss reason, science, objective reality and to insist that everything is culturally relative. It is true that one can ask serious questions about the foundations of scientific knowledge and about how, if at all, the concept of objective reality can be defined.

Notice the masochistic tendency of leftist tactics. Leftists protest by lying down in front of vehicles, they intentionally provoke police or racists to abuse them, etc.

But leftist activists do not take such an approach because it would not satisfy their emotional needs. Helping black people is not their real goal. Instead, race problems serve as an excuse for them to express their own hostility and frustrated need for power.

The leftist of the oversocialized type tries to get off his psychological leash and assert his autonomy by rebelling. But usually he is not strong enough to rebel against the most basic values of society.

Leftists, especially those of the oversocialized type, usually do not rebel against these principles but justify their hostility to society by claiming (with some degree of truth) that society is not living up to these principles.
Kaczynski is crazier than a sh*thouse rat.

Which makes him a good strong reference point for conservatards.
 
Old 01-02-2013, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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Yea, and when I want to make comparisons to today's rightwing lunatic fringe, I just thumb through my copy of Mein Kampf for quotes from the author...
 
Old 01-02-2013, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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So let me get this straight: the original poster considers Theodore Kaczynski a reasonable guide to understanding the American political spectrum.

Does someone want to hazard a guess as to who's crazy here?
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