Renegades: Cockburn, Mandel, etc

Marta Russell ap888 at
Fri Sep 18 17:22:07 PDT 1998

Carl Remick wrote:

> Re Marta's: "The Unibomber, although brilliant in some of his
> analysis, failed in my book because he specifically stated that it was
> ridiculous to spend any effort on bringing disabled people into the
> mainstream of society"
> Basically, the Unabomber seemed interested in *creating* disabled
> people. He was a profoundly disturbing figure who reminded me of
> Vonnegut's characterization of the totalitarian mind as a "cuckoo clock
> in hell" -- keeping perfect time for long periods then going totally
> haywire. I thought the Unabomber's critique of the technological
> society very acute in many instances, but this was more than offset by
> his chilling objectification of the people he victimized.

I did think that his phrase "domesticated sheep" tended to rather well characterize of the suburbs, but over all I have to agree with you. He definitely went off the edge.


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