“Unabomber” Was Subject Of A Terrifying Experiment Before Going Nuts

(PatriotWise.com) – It does not appear strange to American citizens that the federal government will go the length to experiment on citizens. This notion has been reinvigorated in the discourse after the infamous Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, killed three people and injured another 23 in a series of bombings. His bombs were homemade and notoriously sent by mail.

But before becoming a killer, Kaczynski was an intelligent 16-year-old kid attending Harvard. It was there that he was recruited to take part in a three-year long psychological experiment that he would call the “worst experience” of his life.

The CIA reportedly sponsored the experiment, led by psychologist Henry A. Murray, designed to study how stress effected the mind. This area of study was valuable during the Cold War as it gave national security agents insight into how to break down enemies during interrogation. To start, they selected 22 Harvard students to write down their ideals and philosophy in an essay, which they then used to break their subjects down.

Kaczynski was a budding mathematician before crossing over into a dark murderous rage. A few years after the experiments, he composed his 35,000-word manifesto titled “Industrial Society and Its Future.” His manifesto was brimming with leftist ideas about environmentalism that reportedly mimic Al Gore’s 1992 eco-doom treatise “Earth in the Balance,” sometimes so much that passages are interchangeable.

The Unabomber would go on to amass a fringe following, like those radical environmental activists gluing themselves to paintings and blocking roads. The term itself denotes an intellectual misfit “who might harbor terrifying impulses,” according to The New York Times. But the term originated from the FBI code name used in his case, “UNABOM.”

After serving more than 25 years of his life in prison, the 81-year-old Kaczynski was found dead in his prison cell by suicide, according to NBC News.

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