Domination

The enemy is not a person or a group of people or an institution or even an idea. The enemy is domination itself.

What is domination? I’m not sure of the dictionary definition but I know it when I see it, at least some of the time. And I think you do too.

Domination always creates more of itself, and it often changes its form. The way it looks, the names we give it and even the people involved can all change, but domination always manages to create more domination. If you attack it at one point it simply reappears somewhere else. To truly defeat it a concerted and sustained attack on all points is required.

Domination appears in every part of society, and the way it is distributed through society is fractal: if you zoom in close you will see small pieces of domination, and if you zoom back out you will see big pieces of domination. The scale changes but the structure remains the same.

It can be tempting to attack only the largest pieces in the hope that if these can be knocked out the rest will crumble, but this approach is doomed to fail. The self-reproducing nature of domination means that the small pieces are as important as the big ones. And that means that in this struggle, the small players and the small acts of resistance are as important as the big ones, as well.

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