the luddites did not destroy machines in opposition to machinery itself but to those owners that used the machinery to impoverish and immiserate the people ✊️
'The group was protesting against the use of machinery in a "fraudulent and deceitful manner" to get around standard labour practices.'
Well, it checks out upon cursory research, so I'm calling that a solid "probationary fact" in my head now. ^_^
(And thank you, because I was under the impression "luddites" were literally trying to just keep machines from being used at all.)
@sydneyfalk that’s the propaganda line bosses put in the history books 😛
so I've gathered ^_^ thank you again!
@garbados immiserate, fantastic choice of words! :) Very nice :)
@garbados There's a reason I don't like the term "neo-luddite" for modern anti-technology curmudgeons.
@thelazyoldfox because they tend to lack that labor analysis, or...?
@garbados Precisely, or are utterly devoid of labor context. "Kids and their cell phones these days".
I'd be okay with calling someone concerned about, for example, automated ordering kiosks at fast-food places shunting out workers a neo-luddite though.
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