Though it’s probably the basis of pragmatic socialism, really, and therefore nothing new…

… it just struck me in a fundamental, pragmatic way that the idea of “surplus labour” kind of depends on the people who are “surplus” allowing such a fundamentally oppressive system to exist.

And while the utopian vision of a society in which a concerted uprising puts a stop to such a system was (supposedly) trampled in 1989, there’s another version of the uprising–one that depends on an unconcerted attack on the system, a continuous, distributed, disorganized form of resistance that, instead of collapsing the oppressor system, transforms the system into something more universally oppressive.

The name of this distributed, disorganized form of resistance is…

Crime.

That’s what I get for watching The Sopranos.

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