Justice Renders to Everyone His Due: Pekka-Eric Auvinen & the Search for the Ideal Society
A while back (on November 11th '07) there was school shooting in Finland for the second time in the country's history. I didn't pay much attention to the news at the time, but a few months later I was googling an obscure Finnish ecologist named Pentti Linkola and one of the things which showed up in the search was a user comment on Odd Culture's version of the perpetrator's manifesto. Here is the link:
It was written by someone presenting "Some facts, old and new ones" who thought that Pekka-Eric Auvinen (the killer) had taken most of his "great thoughts" from Linkola.
I said to myself, "Okay, might as well read this shooter's writings since I have nothing else to do." Reading the manifesto was an interesting experience, primarily because Eric seemed more philosophically inclined than most other school shooters I'd read about. I did a good deal of
research on this guy and came to the conclusion that while "Natural Selector's Manifesto" (see top of page in link above) might not seem too coherent on its own, if read in context it might tell us a lot about how society ought to be changed.
As "Dark Transcendence" I have further elaborated on this here:
Please read ALL the text (including comments) in the above link before you post replies to this topic.
Understand that I'm not at all sure I agree with Eric on a philosophical level, and I certainly don't agree with his decision to kill people. I just want to ask readers of this thread a few questions:
1) What do YOU think are the sources of Eric's ideas?
2) Are the sources coherent when put together?
3) If so, is there anything we can learn from his utopian dreams that could show us how we might begin to solve some of the problems of the modern world?
I would greatly appreciate your thoughts,
P. S. What do I mean when I say that there are problems in the modern world? For example see Industrial Society and Its Future by Theodore Kaczynski, sections 38-41:
Industrial Society and Its Future - Wikisource
P. P. S. Recently found a decent website on Auvinen: