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  •  mortgages and debt as the new enclosures n/t (3+ / 0-)
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    sb, G2geek, emmasnacker
    •  Yes, exactly. And the key to the kingdom: (2+ / 0-)
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      And copyright fascism to enclose cyberspace.

      You know what this is all about, right?

      In physics, "work" is defined as the conversion of energy from one form to another, minus some measure of entropy (e.g. frictional loss translated to low-grade heat) as the price of the conversion.

      "Workers" = "energy-converters."  It also happens that organisms by definition, at least from bacteria up to humans, are energy converters of a specific type: dissipative structures, that convert ambient entropy into the energy needed to run their metabolic, reproductive, and information processing systems.  

      If you understand this point, you understand how all forms of exploitation and tyranny work:  What exploiters and tyrants want, above and beyond all else, is the maximum control of other energy-converters for their own benefit.  It's all about maximizing energy inflow (converted to useful forms) from the ambient to themselves.  For the overtly sadistic ones, it's also about the sheer pleasure of imposing their will upon others, nullifying, as far as possible, the will of others, and replacing it with their own, without limit.  

      "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 05:47:00 PM PDT

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