Empty Days

Tuesday, July 06, 2004



97....But what kind of freedom does one have if one can use it only as someone else prescribes? FC's conception of freedom is not that of Bolivar, Hu, Chang or other bourgeois theorists. The trouble with such theorists is that they have made the development and application of social theories their surrogate activity. Consequently the theories are designed to serve the needs of the theorists more than the needs of any people who may be unlucky enough to live in a society on which the theories are imposed.
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One may wonder then whoever of the social theorists ever really considered "the needs of the people" as Unabomber understands them. But that's where his philosophy starts to fall apart - in that he doesn't include himself among such theorists while he certainly is one. The ancient "trouble" of individual battling society is never resolved - as is amply demonstrated by his own terrorist career and ideological intent.





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