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 😛
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