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HOW DID THEY DO IT AND WHY CAN’T WE?
Having divorced themselves from the burden of carrying territory, the classes necessary to defend it, police it, govern it, and the classes necessary to engage in production to pay for it, they were free to specialize in predation upon the host – primarily through various forms of usury, rent seeking, and conspiracy with the state against the people, and just as we redistributed lower class reproduction to the upper classes, they invested ALL of their reproduction in the parasitic classes.
That’s the net of it right there.
We can’t do that because we need to hold territory, fight for it, and pay for fighting for it, while continuously improving our condition. Ergo we produce commons and they parasitically consume and destroy commons.
I mean. That’s the economics of it right there.