posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 12:06 PM
I rent and lease or borrow or steal everything in life because...well, you just can't take it with you when you go.
Ownership is a peculiar concept considering the transcendental nature of life and the universe, yet some people have this overwhelming need to own
In reality few people do own anything. Even if you have a deed to your home chances are someone else owns the mineral rights underneath it and can
have you removed through imminent domain and compensated at a rate set by the political machine and not the market. Even if you have a deed to your
home you still have to pay a tax to live in it and keep it. In recent decades even prior to the financial crisis more and more senior citizens who
long had owned their homes free and clear except for having to pay taxes to the state ended up loosing their homes over taxes as local real estate
speculation led to an escalation in prices and values that ultimately raised the taxes on their homes to where their fixed incomes could no longer
keep pace with the tax burden.
Of course if the bank owns the deed to your home it truly isn’t your home. We favor a rigged capitalistic system of ownership that actually makes a
very small select group of private individuals the actual owners and an even smaller group of private individuals own most of the mineral rights to
the deeded property most people build and place their homes on. Since minerals are basically the earth itself that means all you really own is a
permit to maintain a residence or dwelling on the property as long as the real owner does not want or believe there are minerals to be had underneath
Ultimately the corporate government with its unlimited and arbitrary power to tax is the real owner. The corporate government is held in about the
same number and same hands as the mineral rights.
Lacking a clear way to make communal ownership work where people are simply recognized as having a need for a place to live by the community they live
in which is the defacto owner by presence and possession creates this homeless problem. In reality people in China, Russia, or Israel might actually
own the note, mineral rights, or all of the above to the home and land you live on individually here in America. That makes how much sense?
It’s all a system of free range economic slavery to tax your labors with worthless currency that you labor for. The real wealth is the land and the
people themselves who perform the labor that produce goods and services, which tragically and sadly there is no shortage of goods and services or
place to live, just a fair and equitable system of governance by which all people can share in the bounty of the land that we are all bound physically
It’s why I choose to rent, lease, borrow or steal, because while ownership has it’s privileges the reality is there are few real owners and pseudo
ownership just comes with obligations and burdens, increasingly shifting and unfair ones at that.