Ted Kaczynski (The Unabomber) Part 2

Episode 199,  Jan 11, 03:00 PM

On April 3rd, 1996, three men approached a secluded cabin in Lincoln, Montana. The owner, 53-year-old Ted Kaczynski opened the door and was quickly apprehended by the FBI. The agents celebrated the fact they’d finally caught him. They’d finally caught the Unabomber, the subject of the largest manhunt in the history of the United States. It was estimated to cost approximately 50 million dollars. He was a man who’d terrorized the United States beginning in 1978. Through 17 years, Kaczynski had mailed or placed 16 bombs, injuring 23 people, and killing 3. He was finally caught when his own brother noted similarities in his Kaczynski’s letters to him and the manifesto that the Unabomber had published by The Washington Post. Kaczynski became a cultural icon, with people wearing his suspect sketch printed on t-shirts. (There are ones that have his pic and say ‘you’ve got mail’. Im ashamed to admit that i laughed) Many people agreed with his theories and ideas regarding technology’s toxic effect on society. After being caught, Kaczynski said that he wanted revenge, to get back at the system. Still, no one could understand what made a man murder three people and attempt the murder of countless others. Was he insane or was he simply a man who feared the death of society and wanted to get his ideas heard?

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