Walking composition (final free one!)
Ownership. Hmmm. I've never given much thought to it, until this essay. It makes me think of slavery, posted wilderness, multimillion dollar estates and a number of other, sad things. You ask good questions in this essay, and I wonder/hope we can find answers regarding indigenous people's rights and such.
"Scarcity plays into all of it. Airlines might sell the same space twice, but a culture that worships private property sells a scarcity of dreams that most of us will never realize."
Related, MT AG Knudsen's vote against the FWP Willow Creek acquisition to the Mt. Haggin WMA near Anaconda, because he "doesn't see subdivision as a bad thing" and "people from CA, from OR, from WA, aren't moving to MT to live in a high rise" and that he deems they "want a piece of MT" and "when is the FWP empire big enough?"
Thanks for the shout-out!
Loved this summation: a culture that worships private property sells a scarcity of dreams that most of us will never realize.
I was moved by this idea, which had not occurred to me: The more I read about these histories and issues, and the more time I spend in the lands around my home, lands I love and feel attached to in ways I can’t fully express, the more I think about what it means not just for people to be torn from their land, but for the land to lose its people.