Mechanized economics, like mechanized farming, is an incursion of masculine thought into traditional bottom-up ways of subsistence, with their traditional gender balances. This incursion recapitulates the attacks upon civilization by warrior-dominated nomadic tribes, which wreaked havoc upon early agrarian societies. The notion in capitalist economics, that maximal profit should be extracted from one resource and reinvested in another exploitative enterprise, parallels the nomadic principle of overgrazing one area and then moving on to the next. This is our genetic heritage, the prevailing mindset of conquerors who once pillaged agricultural settlements from horseback and now rove the world in business class to pillage consumer and labor classes and what is left of nature.
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