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Industrial Society and Its Future


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Actually will add the intro of 5 from 231

 

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INTRODUCTION

 

1. The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race. They have greatly increased the life-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 suffe-ring (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 si-tuation. It will certainly subject human being to greater in-dignities and inflict greater damage on the natural world,it will probably lead to greater social disruption and psy-chological suffering, and it may lead to increased physical suffering even in “advanced” countries.

 

2. 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 suffering, but only after passing through a long and very painful period of adjustment and only at the cost of permanently redu-cing 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. 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. We therefore advocate a revolution against the in-dustrial 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 revo-lution. Its object will be to overthrow not governments but the economic and technological basis of the present society.

 

5. In this article we give attention to only some of the negative developments that have grown out of the industrial-technological system. Other such developments we mention only briefly or ignore altogether. This does not mean that we regard these other developments as unim-portant. For practical reasons we have to confine our dis-cussion to areas that have received insufficient public at-tention or in which we have something new to say. For example, since there are well-developed environmental and wilderness movements, we have written very little about environmental degradation or the destruction of wild nature, even though we consider these to be highly important.

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My dear beloved brother/sister, I thank you from the very bottom of my heart for taking the time to share this file, I have been looking for more information on this topic so this book is a holy grail for me. I too have been thinking and living on my own life how we are living in an artificially made suffering machine where we are all cogs of it 

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From Wikipedia on the Unabomber:

"A significant portion of the document is dedicated to discussing left-wing politics.[85] Kaczynski says that "problems of our troubled society are particularly manifest in modern leftism." He defines leftists as "mainly socialists, collectivists, 'politically correct' types, feminists, gay and disability activists, animal rights activists and the like",[87] states that leftism is driven primarily by "feelings of inferiority" and "oversocialization",[83] and derides leftism as "one of the most widespread manifestations of the craziness of our world".[87] He additionally states that "a movement that exalts nature and opposes technology must take a resolutely anti-leftist stance and must avoid all collaboration with leftists", as in his view "leftism is in the long run inconsistent with wild nature, with human freedom and with the elimination of modern technology".[81] He also criticizes conservatives, describing them as "fools" who "whine about the decay of traditional values, yet they enthusiastically support technological progress and economic growth".[87]"

 

 

Some points :

 

Tradition (Guenon) is a type of politics that seeks to recreate the prime symbol of society (Yin/Yang) at all levels in society, it is a type of Conservatism that understands the principles of life and is not worried about moving forwards.  It understands amongst other things that there must be contact with Nature and the higher world which we express at our level.

 

Kaczynski tried a primitive lifestyle but clearly it didn't please him so he took up bombing whilst also didn't work.  So his solutions didn't work.

 

Form a spiritual point of view the human being is just not going to be happy without special means which are the spiritual traditions ... these means and techniques restore and repair the human beings so he feels the higher world, and meaning, and knows how to live here .. .as well as literally repairing everything inside him from his subconscious to his body to his mind.

 

Nietsche and other writers are inspirational, they talk about a higher man with bigger heart and higher aspirations.   You can't just keep reading the vomit of silly humans and taking it seriously and being gloomy.   Instead take the stars seriously.  Take love seriously.   Take honesty seriously.   Take Friday night piss ups seriously.  Don't be gloomy.   Fix things.   And Breathe ... Now say the Lord's Prayer just like that good fellow told you to, and feel it.

 

Orion's Belt

 

 

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