The Regrettable Century

Disagreements With the Unabomber

January 28, 2019 Season 1 Episode 11
The Regrettable Century
Disagreements With the Unabomber
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The Regrettable Century
Disagreements With the Unabomber
Jan 28, 2019 Season 1 Episode 11
Chris, Kevin, Jenny, and Jason
Wherein we disagree with the Unabomber, primitivists, green-anarchists, and also maybe agree just a little bit.
Show Notes

This week we dive deep into eco-terrorism / green anarchy / primitivism, and discuss why we think the Unambomber had some good points while also disagreeing with him, a lot. 

Anti-Civ folks would tell you that the problems that plague humanity begin with the industrial revolution and that we need to go back to hunter/gatherer societies.
We at The Regrettable Century, however, enjoy the fact that we survived past childbirth and can wear corrective lenses to read books safely inside of our warm homes this winter. We bet you can figure out what we think the real problem is.

Also, we talk about eco-fascism.

A short list of resources we mined for this episode:


Children of Ted
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/the-unabomber-ted-kaczynski-new-generation-of-acolytes.html 

The Unabomber's Manifesto as originally published by WaPo:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/unabomber/manifesto.text.htm?noredirect=on

Interview with John Zerzan on NPR
https://www.spreaker.com/user/oregonpublicbroadcasting/anarchy-and-civilization

“No Way Out?” By John Zerzan
 
https://www.johnzerzan.net/articles/no-way-out.html

“The Problem of Civilization” from Deep Green Resistance, Derrick Jensen’s group,  https://www.commondreams.org/views/2011/05/05/deep-green-resistance-strategy-save-planet

20 min ELF propaganda video:
https://youtu.be/MO2pA5We34A

Watch full length documentary “If a Tree Falls: a Story of the Earth Liberation Front”
https://youtu.be/UmZkNNJqr1I

“Whatever Happened to Ecoterrorism?”
https://psmag.com/environment/whatever-happened-to-eco-terrorism

Review/summary of “Ecological Rift,” by John Bellamy Foster
http://links.org.au/node/2293