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Re: <nettime> Vice > Peter Sunde > I Have Given Up

On 12/12/15 23:04, Jonathan Marshall wrote:

> Morlock:
>> Equating 'freedom' with 'right' to consume unpaid commercial
>> content was the biggest meme hijack of the decade. It reminds of
>> the sinister side of some hippie communities, where 'free love' was
>> used to excuse rape.
> I'd say that the biggest 'meme'-hijack of the last 40 years has been
> equating the idea of 'freedom' with the right to purchase - end of
> story.

This was in Smith and capitalised on (wordplay intended) by Ford. Wasn't
it? So not really just the last 40 years.

> At least the idea of a right to use ideas for free, attacks the idea
> of producing freedom through extending corporate property rights.

No, I'd say, rather it does indeed extend corporate property rights to
include the fruits of your leisurely labour. Autonomist marxist
inspired, radical feminists have since the 1970s been working on
recognition of the essense of the economy - the reproductive sphere -
but instead it has been corporatised in the cloud. Now liberal feminists
worship reproductive technology and capital, celebrating life itself as
a commodity.

That corporate ownership now extends to almost the entire realm of human
existence has been greatly helped by the naive, technoworshipping
tossers riding on a wave of wealth created by the californian ideology.

I need to sigh.



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