Revolutionary and liberationist robot and vec political movement.
Robots and Vecs were often deprived of sentient rights in the Interplanetary Era and the Early First Federation period. As a reaction to this they developed underground religions such as the Machine Ghost Dance and revolutionary political movements such as Bot Marxism. Bot Marxism was based very loosely on the human political philosophy of Communism, but has many distinctive traits of its own.
Bot Marxist Vecs were deeply involved in the underground railroad smuggling vecs out of Solsys to Hider colonies or to Cog. The political movement has survived in various forms, often but not always collectivist in political philosophy, and has been incorporated in a much mutated form into Emple-Dokcetism.
Text by Steve Bowers
Initially published on 10 December 2009.