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In Michael Venturas essay The Ties That Bind he explains the dilemma in which David Kaczynski brother of Ted Kaczynski the infamous Unabomber faces He can either 1 betray his brother turning him in 2 do nothing and let society down Either way he is left feeling extreme guilt To be David Kaczynski is to be faced with a moral dilemma both terrifying and unavoidable Do you or do you not give up your brother Either way you live the rest of your life under the shadow of a guilt that no one but you can gauge or bear If you rat on him you will be part of the mechanism by which your brother may eventually be executed if you dont and he kills again that blood will be on your hands Either way you too become a killer If you were David Kaczynski what would you do Think about ityour brother has wounded or maimed 23 people killed 3 and has even threatened to blow up airplanes Yet its your brother Should you turn him in Personally if I was in this predicament Id confront my brother first Id want to know why hes been doing the things hes been doing why hes been putting peoples lives at risk Also Id want to make sure that it was him doing these things and that Im not just mistaken After all having substantial evidence is necessary before jumping to conclusions After talking to him then Id start weighing the consequences of both actions David Kaczynski ended up turning his brother in Reportedly David tried to save his brother by striking a deal with the FBI that he would only give his information if Ted didnt get the death penalty if convicted But unfortunately he failed in doing so To me this effort exhibited by David attempting to strike a deal with the FBI showed that he really cared for Ted and didnt
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