Theodore Kaczynski (1942 - 2023) from Chicago was a mathematics prodigy who, at age 15 in 1957, was accepted at Harvard on a full scholarship. In his second year he and 21 others were recruited by psychologist Henry Murray (OSS, CIA, MK Ultra who was working on mind control and brain washing) to participate in a three-year unethical program that subjected him to much verbal abuse and humiliation. In total Kaczynski spent 200 hours in the program.
Despite this brain washing, Kaczynski graduated in 1962, and then did a master’s (1964) and a doctorate (1967) in mathematics at the University of Michigan. In 1966 he was undergoing mental turmoil that was later reported as being fantasies of being female. This was the year that the Johns Hopkins clinic first started doing sex changes, and Harry Benjamin published his seminal work, The Transsexual Phenomenon – these were reported in the press. Kaczynski later claimed that he booked an appointment with a psychiatrist to discuss a sex change, but then talked only of depression. There is no record, from Kaczynski himself or from anyone else, that he experimented with cross-dressing, or did anything that a future trans woman might do.
Kaczynski's dissertation, Boundary Functions, won the Sumner B. Myers Prize for Michigan's best mathematics dissertation of the year, and he became an acting assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught mathematics. However he appeared uncomfortable teaching, and was unpopular with his students. He quit after two years
In 1971 he moved to a remote cabin in Montana without electricity or running water. From 1975 he committed arson and other sabotage against developments near his cabin. From 1978 to 1995 he mailed or delivered 16 bombs to a variety of targets, and became known as the Unabomber. This resulted in three deaths and 23 persons being injured. In 1995 the Washington Post published Kaczynski’s 35,000 word manifesto after he stated that he would then desist from terrorism.
Kaczynski’s brother strongly suspected that Ted was the Unabomber, and compiled evidence that he gave to the FBI, leading to an arrest in April 1996. A psychiatrist diagnosed paranoid schizophrenia, but that he was competent to stand trial. The Henry A. Murray Research Center shared some raw data about Kaczynski in their Harvard experiment, but held back their analysis. Kaczynski pled guilty and was sentenced to life imprisonment, which he served at the supermax prison in Florence, Colorado. In June 2023 at age 81 he succeeded in committing suicide.
- Don Foster. “A Professor’s Whodunit” in Author Unknown: On the Trail of Anonymous. Henry Holt & Co, 2000.
- Alton Chase. “Harvard and Making of the Unabomber”. The Atlantic, June 2000. Online.
- Bryan Pietsch. “Before he was the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski was a mind-control test subject”. Washington Post, June 11, 2023. Online.
- Amelia Hansford. “Charlie Kirk appears to link gender dysphoria to domestic terrorism in strange Unabomber tribute”. Pink News, Jun 11 2023. Online.
- Eve Edwards. “Ted Kaczynski’s ‘Gender Confusion’ Stokes Fears of Anti-Trans Rhetoric Wave”. HITC, 11 June 2023.
Henry Murray was never charged with being an accessory to murder. He was given many honors and retired Emeritus.
Many cis persons go through a short period of wondering if they may be trans or whatever. A real trans person makes changes in their life, and persists in the direction. One appointment where he does not even mention the trans issue, and then nothing further does not a trans person make.