Name no digital creator free, as long as he/she doesn’t own his/her own (digital) land.

Pseudo-freedom

Digital sharecropping
Digital sharecropping // Original photo by Jack Delano. An FSA photo of a cropper family chopping the weeds from cotton near White Plains, in Georgia, US (1941).

“Until you own yourself, you can’t be me. How are we still slaves in 2016?” – JAY Z (The Life of OJ).

What is the difference between a slave and master? An owner and a worker? A mafia boss and a runner?

The difference:

The owners actually OWN. The lords actually RULE. Everyone else is a worker, slave, or pseudo-owner.

Pseudo-ownership

This is why I will never buy a condo. A condo — the illusion you own it. In fact, it is more like this socialist-communist-capitalist mix-up of part-ownership, part responsibility to the other condo-owner clans.

Back to digital share-cropping

What is sharecropping? In post-slavery times in America, the land-owner would “rent” some land to a poor “share-cropper”, and would make it sound like a good deal:

You own this land, and I just take a small share of your profits!

But it was effectively slavery. Why? You were always in so much debt, you could never crawl out! It is like being in a black-hole of debt, and having to pay back the owner.

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Unless you pay for your own website hosting, you aren’t an owner, you’re a digital share-cropper.

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