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  •  We have too much respect for private property (4+ / 0-)

    and not enough for personal privacy, as well as the other properties with which humans are endowed (speech, mobility, association, reproduction, recreation).
    Assigning rights to material assets is a sop to make up for the fact that human rights are ignored.  Of course, that's how it had to be if some humans were to be bought and sold and others were to be owned outright (children and wives).
    Exclusive use is a bribe to insure subservience.  Private property and not having to share are a reward for being obedient to the rule of law.  When all rights are able to be deprived, people are grateful for the little they get back.  If there's no free lunch, they are happy to pay.

    People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

    by hannah on Fri May 04, 2012 at 04:51:40 AM PDT

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    •  Woody Guthrie put it best when he sang this: (4+ / 0-)

      These are the OTHER verses to his most popular song.  Arlo recalls being taught them in the back yard by his frail and ailing father, and his asking him not to let these verses be forgotten.

      The song was originally written as an angry retort to Irving Berlin's God Bless America, a song he felt was detestable, and ended each verse with the sarcastic question, "did God bless America for me?"  

      THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND  (the hidden verses)

      There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me;
      Sign was painted, it said private property;
      But on the back side it didn't say nothing;
      This land was made for you and me.

      Nobody living can ever stop me,
      As I go walking that freedom highway;
      Nobody living can ever make me turn back
      This land was made for you and me.

      In the squares of the city, In the shadow of a steeple;
      By the relief office, I'd seen my people.
      As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking,
      Is this land made for you and me?

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