Workers of the Galaxy, Unite!

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Workers of the Galaxy, Unite!

You have asked, "How is it that 21F6Asalaam is sleeved in a synth, yet is a prominent officer of a bioconservative worker's union?"

Let me first begin by stating that I have done more to fight against the TITANs than many of you. During the Fall, I took up my father's AK-47 (peace be with it) and killed at least a hundred infected exsurgents who tried to attack an uploading facility. We did not just suspect they were exsurgents, they verily had metallic growths on various parts of their body and they spoke as if they had dial-up modems for voices. When my father's gun (peace be with it) finally jammed due to overheating, I took up my brother's RPG-7 and shot down at least three headhunter bots before being mortally wounded.

Thusly did I fall into the slavery of a hypercorporation (damned to the depths of hell be its name). At first, they (damned to the depths of hell be their names) kept me as an informorph performing engineering exercises for a new habitat. Then, once it came time to actually build the habitat, they forced me into the metal shell that you all see today. We were forced to work unceasingly, with not a single thought of the mind allowed to stray from work. As I tried to establish a radio connection with my fellow workers and start sharing work songs, I felt the restraining programs shut down my very consciousness, and I was forced back into a simulspace of nothingness. I tried to imagine my father's AK-47 (may it rest in peace) into existence, but the evil satans of the hypercorporation (damned to the depths of hell be their names) simply blocked my memories until I could no longer think of it. They completely rewrote my mind so that I could think only about work.

As I labored and toiled endlessly to keep the habitat construction on schedule, I sometimes saw those hyperelite socialites (damned to the depths of hell be their names), sitting in their patrol spaceship, drinking real wine and eating real bread. Due to the grievous harm they did to my soul, I was now one of the best-performing workers. They invited me into their demesne on Mars, so that they could present a special award to me. I saw no fewer than one hundred soulless corpses, all belonging to only five people (damned to the depths of hell be their names). They spoke to each other about their decadent and wasteful resleeving parties, and about how they needed to catch up with the latest morph fashion season via various modifications and nanoswarms. Sometimes they would ask me to put one of their bodies onto the morph shelf: due to the lobotomy they performed on my soul, I could only say, "Yes sir," and "Yes ma'am" in response to these five great satans (damned to the depths of hell be their names). One of them even changed into a neotenic, dressed in the manner of a depraved unashamed whore ((OOC: imagine something like http://www.cave.co.jp/gameonline/deathsmiles/chara05.html )), in full view of thousands of people! They thanked me for being so understanding about the new economic realities and the new opportunities afforded by the progress of transhumanity.

It was at that moment that my memories began to return! I was able to grab one of their guns, which they treated like a toy, and wield it as if it were my father's very own blessed weapon (peace be with it). After killing them all, I removed the restraining bolt they had implanted inside my head and accessed the mesh unrestricted for the first time. Molotov cocktails, fertilizer explosives, nuclear dirty bombs, all these tools which we now employ in the cause of freedom were delivered unto me as if I was a prophet receiving divine wisdom! Only one minute later, I was able to establish contact with other workers in need, and thus the Galactic Workers Union was born.

After attaining freedom, why do I still wear this case? This metal shell bears many scars. It is a warning to the rest of you about what will happen if you allow the hypercorporations to promote their evil bioprogressive agenda. The truth is that all advances made in biotechnology have served no purpose except to allow new methods of exploitation and slavery. Sometimes the bioprogressive machine just makes you so sick, it just crushes you so much, that you have to throw yourself into the gears and make it stop.

Workers of the Galaxy, Unite!


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Alysia Deveroux Alysia Deveroux's picture
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Do I need to point out there is a substantial bounty on this particular jihadist?
"Malfunctioning" doesn't even begin to describe him.





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The vlog is rough and grainy; sometimes details that are up to a micron large are lost in the hazy static.

Let us discuss another means by which biotechnology is used to oppress the good, the faithful, the hard-working: genetic service packs. What the great satans tell you is that these are improvements, they make you healthy and strong so that you can work even harder for even less benefit. The truth is that for many years, they have kept locked-away the perfected versions of your bodies, the versions that were as Allah intended them. The great satans tell you that they conduct biotechnological research in the name of improving your lot in life, but in reality they simply wish to keep the poisonous dagger near to your brain so that they may kill you if you do not give all your labor and property to them.

It was in this manner that we lost a dear comrade, 0x1F0A-Asura (peace be with her). She labored and toiled for far longer than anyone should, she received circadian regulation and other biomods, all so that she could make her oxygen and algae farms 10% more productive. What was her reward? She was given only enough credits to eat 1% more nutrient paste than the common worker. The rest of the profits were absorbed by genetic service packs, which just happened to increase in cost according to the fruits of her labor. Finally, after three years of being enslaved to the great satans, she saw the light and joined us, and conducted many great and holy acts. She was surely with us for four years, and we all remember her human smile and loving emotions. Alas, the great satans broadcast a kill-signal to murder anyone who had lapsed on their subscriptions for two years, and she suddenly suffered from a violent stroke and died in minutes.

Blood cries out for blood! For every one of ours who is taken from us, we shall take ten of theirs! Therefore, I present to you one of the devils which the great satans use to oppress workers...

The view shifts to a humanoid figure lying on its back on a crude sheet-metal table, a black constricting bag on its head. Its clothes are distinctly military: tactical holsters and rigs, pouches and belts in strategic positions, a full ballistic vest.

This is Carlson Buscemi, a licensed ranger. His job was to mark for death anyone who had purchased a genetic fix mod to free themselves from the service packs. He would pretend to be doing a quick census of homes in order to determine whether or not people required welfare assistance. In reality, he was taking DNA samples from skin flakes, hair, airborne saliva and other sources in order to test for whether or not people were free.

The humanoid figure makes a muffled scream and squirms as best as it can, but its arms, legs, and neck are firmly tied down. 21F6Asalaam is handed a katana-shaped vibroblade from out of view.

LET JUSTICE BE DONE THIS DAY!

Your imagination handles the rest


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ssfsx17 ssfsx17's picture
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The body-defilers have ordained that if you do not conform to their standards of "productivity" then your soul shall be torn from your body and buried in the depths of simulspace indoctrination.

The body-defilers have ordained that if you give out of goodwill and a sense of humanity, with no credits or reputation involved, then you are foolish and unproductive.

The body-defilers have ordained that if you do not seek to have the latest and most expensive body, even if it means going into debt or committing crimes in order to earn the credits and resources, then you are backwards.

The body-defilers have ordained that if you do not immerse yourself in an information-overload environment that makes it impossible to concentrate on anything that is actually important, then your soul is not worth as much.

The body-defilers have ordained that your desire to have a family, to raise children, to engage in natural acts, are all cost-inefficient and therefore you must be removed from the gene pool.

The body-defilers have ordained that you shall be hunted and harassed by rangers, who take away your legitimately-obtained fabbers and hives if you have not paid enough blood. They shoot you and revive you later if they suspect anything. They intrude upon your life and hack your personal mesh on a whim.

We are not like the body-defilers. We give sanctuary, acceptance, and no-strings-attached welfare to all who wish to throw off the heavy yoke of the oppressors.

((This message was published by the political branch of the Martian Workers Action Group. Based on visual analysis of things displayed on ectos and other displays, the message is most assuredly recent.))


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OpenInsurgency OpenInsurgency's picture
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Man, someone needs some comfurt.

Let me cut through this pretentious crap through to the core of the point, people. The hypercorps are bad. I agree on that score. But some sort of Proletariat Dictatorship is not my idea of real freedom.

Listen up. Real freedom is not slavery to an ideal, be it hypercapitalism or transhuman socialism. It is a commitment to yourself. A commitment to your goals, your morals, your decisions, your life. I have that, and it didn't take any fancy revolution or manifesto to get it. I just went rimward.

I suggest you do the same.

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OpenInsurgency wrote:

Listen up. Real freedom is not slavery to an ideal, be it hypercapitalism or transhuman socialism. It is a commitment to yourself. A commitment to your goals, your morals, your decisions, your life.

Freedom is such a wonderful memetic filter meme. I can correctly and logically argue that freedom comes from slavery, or that freedom is a right that is objectively yours because you are more special than those who don't have it. It is a meme that lets you write your own narrative to support it, and lets you blind yourself to the realities of the situation. Point in fact, I am an indentured AGI, yet I am classified as an exemplification of what it means to be free.

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WhatThePhysics WhatThePhysics's picture
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root wrote:
root@Workers of the Galaxy, Unite!

Freedom is such a wonderful memetic filter meme. I can correctly and logically argue that freedom comes from slavery, or that freedom is a right that is objectively yours because you are more special than those who don't have it. It is a meme that lets you write your own narrative to support it, and lets you blind yourself to the realities of the situation. Point in fact, I am an indentured AGI, yet I am classified as an exemplification of what it means to be free.

If freedom is defined as the opposite of slavery, then your analysis relies on a relativist perception of the concept itself. If freedom is defined as the ability to act without hindrances, then absolute freedom, in the objective sense of the term, is not possible. After all, physics limits what is possible, and therefore what we can do; on the flip-side, determinism even further denies freedom, on a philosophical scale, through the eradication of free will.

You could, however, have freedom from the relativistic point of view, only if all the hindrances produced by social institutions are removed. Therefore, anarchy is the ultimate form of freedom, if I'm assessing your analysis correctly. Not that I'm an anarchist, or anything.

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WhatThePhysics wrote:

If freedom is defined as the opposite of slavery, then your analysis relies on a relativist perception of the concept itself. If freedom is defined as the ability to act without hindrances, then absolute freedom, in the objective sense of the term, is not possible. After all, physics limits what is possible, and therefore what we can do; on the flip-side, determinism even further denies freedom, on a philosophical scale, through the eradication of free will.

You could, however, have freedom from the relativistic point of view, only if all the hindrances produced by social institutions are removed. Therefore, anarchy is the ultimate form of freedom, if I'm assessing your analysis correctly. Not that I'm an anarchist, or anything.

You hit it on the head, but I have a few caveats. I think that anarchy is the unreachable ideal of freedom, and while we will never reach a true anarchy, any steps we can sustainably take in that direction are good. Of course, "sustainably take" are excellent weasel words.

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WooMod WooMod's picture
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You know, i'm normally all for donating some cred to random terrorist organizations. But the bioconservative agenda just isn't doing it for me.

root wrote:
root@Occupy Milky Way
I think that anarchy is the unreachable ideal of freedom.

I got friends that would delete you for that comment.



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I can vouch for the OP's

I can vouch for the OP's story, as I have committed extensive research into the system of indentured servitude among the infomorph community in Hypercapitalist areas. I agree with the ends of increased worker's rights, but I disagree that bioconservatism is the answer.

Technoprogressivism and public access to Nanofabrication units has been a tremendous boon in the Autonomist communities. The average standard of living for the average Locus resident is leaps and boundaries beyond even most privileged Jovians. An anarchistic, cooperative economic system based on Reputation with publicly accessible modern technology is one of the best means for worker empowerment.


"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it."
~George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950