Users From U.S., Including U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) Cadet And Hawaiian High Schooler Eager To Overthrow Local Government, As Well As Australia-Based Users, Participate In Pro-Unabomber Ted Kaczynski Telegram Chat

April 8, 2022

Proponents of Ted Kaczynski's ideology[1] have recently been active in a Telegram chat. One active chat member identified himself as a Hawaii resident who wants to overthrow his local government. There is a Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) cadet in the chat, as well as an Australian who plans on joining the Army Cadets, which is the equivalent military program for Australian youths.

Hawaiian High Schooler Eager To Overthrow Local Government

One user wrote that he lives in Hawaii and trying to "overthrow" parts of the island.

The user discussed local police department shortages: "police departments are in staffing shortages."

JROTC Cadet Participates In Chat

Another user revealed that he is in JROTC.  

Another user said that he plans to join the Army Cadets, which is the Australian equivalent of JROTC. He added that after joining the army cadets he may join the Australian army.


[1] Theodore Kaczynski aka the Unabomber, who killed three people and injured 23 others in a letter-bombing campaign that lasted from 1978 to 1995 

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