Last updated on March 12, 2021
There’s really only one Ted that’s applicable to an unconfirmed source trying to connect Greta Thunberg with the Unabomber and that’s Ted “Zodiac Killer” Cruz.
“So happy that USA has finally rejoined the Pittsburgh Agreement. Welcome back!” Thunberg tweeted on Thursday in response to Cruz’ comment, without mentioning him by name.
Cruz was one of many Republicans to take aim at Biden’s executive order rejoining the international agreement aimed at tackling climate change, but his particular statement drew attention on social media.
Greta Thunberg Mocks Ted Cruz, Welcomes U.S. Return to 'Pittsburgh Agreement' https://t.co/YLKGdvjWYG
— Ruben Rbg (@rrabg5) February 8, 2021
— Jamie Schler (@lifesafeast) February 2, 2021
Oxymoron: prominent Hollywood gossip blogger’s got nothing.
A prominent Hollywood gossip blogger has claimed that Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has been communicating with Ted Kaczynski, better know as the Unabomber.The allegation was made on Sunday by the self-described Hollywood lawyer known as “Enty,” who anonymously runs the famous “Crazy Days and Nights” blog.
Over the last 15 years, Enty has made a name for himself by outing celebrities he claims are tied to prominent scandals. Enty has been credited with, among other things, dropping details about disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein years prior to his public undoing.
More likely the Greta-Unabomber trope was being fronted to disinform the shade Greta threw at Ted Cruz.
If Greta actually wrote to uncle Ted she’s way cooler than I thought https://t.co/mxShCVee0r
— Insert 🚩🦮 (@Insert_name27) March 8, 2021
The news that Ted Kaczynski was included in the 50th anniversary alumni directory has roiled the class reunion. Better known via his nom de plume (or “guerre,” as he might have it) as the “Unabomber,” Kaczynski listed his occupation as “prisoner,” his awards as “eight life sentences” and his publication as his 2010 manifesto “Technological Slavery.” How and whether his responses to the class questionnaire should have been published has caused a lot of finger-pointing and reflection in Cambridge. But his crimes were no joke. Kaczynski’s letter bombs killed three people and maimed another 23.For all the reporting about the 50th anniversary reunion dustup, an odd twist to the Harvard Unabomber story has not been mentioned: During Kaczynski’s sophomore year at Harvard, in 1959, he was recruited for a psychological experiment that, unbeknownst to him, would last three years. The experiment involved psychological torment and humiliation, a story I include in my book Mind Wars: Brain Research and the Military in the 21st Century.The Harvard study aimed at psychic deconstruction by humiliating undergraduates and thereby causing them to experience severe stress. Kaczynski’s anti-technological fixation and his critique itself had some roots in the Harvard curriculum, which emphasized the supposed objectivity of science compared with the subjectivity of ethics. Before his arrest, he demanded that The Washington Post and The New York Times publish a 35,000-word manifesto called “Industrial Society and Its Future,” a document that expressed his philosophy of science and culture.[…]In yet another odd twist that shows why history is stranger than fiction, while Kaczynski was undergoing those humiliation experiments a young Harvard researcher named Timothy Leary was beginning his research career on psychedelics. In 1960 Leary returned from a vacation in Mexico with a suitcase full of magic mushrooms. Murray himself is said to have supervised psychoactive drug experiments, including Leary’s. According to Alston Chase, author of Harvard and the Unabomber, Leary called Murray “the wizard of personality assessment who, as OSS chief psychologist, had monitored military experiments on brainwashing and sodium amytal interrogation.”These curious historical intersections remind us that, as William Faulkner put it in another context, “The past isn’t dead; it’s not even past.”www.psychologytoday.com/…
The Greta Thunberg mural has only been up a few days but has already been destroyed by graffiti. pic.twitter.com/Bpnxhk18aA
— Áine McMahon (@AineMcMahon) March 3, 2021
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