Excerpts by T. Kaczynski, PhD: Excerpt 1 Excerpt 2 Excerpt 3 Excerpt 4 Excerpt 5

INTRODUCTION

1. (fr) The Industrial Revolution and its consequences
have been a disaster for the human race.
They have
greatly increased the Iife-expectancy of those of us who
live in "advanced" countries, but they have destabilized
society, have made life unfulfilling, have subjected human
beings to indignities, have led to widespread psychological
suffering (in the Third World to physical suffering
as well) and have inflicted severe damage on the natural
world. The continued development of technology will
worsen the situation. It will certainly subject human being
to greater indignities and inflict greater damage on the
natural world, it will probably lead to greater social disruption and psychological suffering, and it may lead to increased physical suffering even in "advanced"
countries.

2. (fr) The industrial-technological system may survive
or it may break down. If it survives, it MAY eventually
achieve a low level of physical and psychological sutfering,
but only after passing through a long and very painful
period of adjustment and only at the cost of permanently
reducing human beings and many other living organisms
to engineered products and mere cogs in the
social machine.
Furthermore, if the system survives, the
consequences will be inevitable: There is no way of reforming or modifying the system so as to prevent it
from depriving people of dignity and autonomy.

3. (fr) If the system breaks down the consequences will
still be very painful. But the bigger the system grows the
more disastrous the results of its breakdown will be, so if
it is to break down it had best break down sooner rather
than later.

4. (fr) We therefore advocate a revolution against the
industrial system. This revolution may or may not make
use of violence; it may be sudden or it may be a relatively
gradual process spanning a few decades. We can't predict
any of that. But we do outline in a very general way the
measures that those who hate the industrial system should
take in order to prepare the way for a revolution against
that form of society. This is not to be a POLITICAL revolution.
Its object will be to overthrow not governments
but the economic and technological basis of the present
society...