I'm trying to look at aspects of life through the lens of a game.
In PVP games players gank each other, but you don't generally think of a game company itself ganking players. It does happen, I feel, but isn't usual. In any case, when I compare that to real life it makes me think of things like Monsanto and its tactics*, energy and drug companies and their infiltration of the American government in order to redesign guidelines to their own advantage. In effect these big players buy the game company so they can escalate their ganking.
* From Organic Consumers Association:
For instance, "Percy Schmeiser is a farmer from Saskatchewan Canada, whose Canola fields were contaminated with Monsanto's genetically engineered Round-Up Ready Canola by pollen from a nearby farm. Monsanto says it doesn't matter how the contamination took place, and is therefore demanding Schmeiser pay their Technology Fee (the fee farmers must pay to grow Monsanto's genetically engineered products). According to Schmeiser, "I never had anything to do with Monsanto, outside of buying chemicals. I never signed a contract."
And, "Over the past century, global water supplies have been contaminated with the full gamut of Monsanto's chemicals, including PCBs, dioxin and glyophosate (Roundup). So now the company, seeing a profitable market niche, is taking control of the public water resources they polluted, filtering it, and selling it back to the people. In short, Monsanto is making a double profit by polluting the world's scarce freshwater resources, privately taking ownership of that water, filtering it, and selling it back to those who can afford to pay for it."
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