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  •  Ownership is an expression of willfullness. (11+ / 0-)

    Humans wanting to do what they want, without giving consideration to need or appropriateness, assert a claim of ownership to justify their behavior. "It's my house, I'll do with it what I want." "It's my money, I'll do with it what I want." "She's my wife, I'll beat her, if I want."

    As Dubya said, "we are an ownership society." Private property is our excuse for irresponsibility. The irony is that home ownership has been "sold" as the key to responsible behavior under the guise of an independence that is actually a license to be willfull and thoughtless. One could even say that the principle of privacy has been abused by wedding it with property.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 01:23:34 AM PDT

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