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John Quentin Heywood boosted

("Luddite" is a fun word, but most modern usages of it have no actual historical basis.

Luddites weren't anti-machine, they were anti-exploitation.

Luddites weren't anti-progress, they were anti-exploitation.

Luddites weren't naive fools, they were anti-exploitation.

Many owners negotiated successfully with their Luddite employee-communities to transition them from old-way to new-way.

Luddites weren't idiots with a fetish for hand-work, they were parents caring for their families.)