Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Discussion of property rights are better conducted within the context of 'territory'. And here if territory is defined in emotional terms I begin to understand Robert Ardrey's idea of "Territorial Imperative." It's not stuff being wants, rather it's security and status, which stuff sometimes substitutes for as long as there's is an endless supply of it in both the ether and hardware store.
The internet will one day be owned by the least secure amongst us because the least secure amongst us eventually own everything, and when they do they look to the stars and build rocket ships. It's clearly a huge error to hope that security and status might belong to us all, which is why I look to the beatitudes and wish I could believe the meek will inherit the earth.