property rights - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Words are artefacts of culture, and the word "property" was once associated with nature, or a quality something had. Such as is still used in the properties of states of matter, or chemicals. It was only when the greedy sought to control the masses for their own benefit, that the meaning of the word became "possession" and "right to control." As such it is a recent invention. Surely, when we see with the loving heart and not "fear of need" for the self, it is obvious that what people need is a home they have the right to live in for as long as they choose to. New ways of living are easy to invent when we are open to the concept of change and aware of that we have been born into a constructed culture.
How is it that property rights are hotly protected when it is an apartment in Manhattan or some digital currency, yet when a tribe that has lived in the rainforest or upon other lands for millennia without westernised "paperwork," their natural property rights are ignored? Perhaps we should ask who is making the rules and if they have any emotional intelligence, any sense of love for humanity, or if they are they have allowed themselves to be reduced to a basic greed-bot chasing money.
Property rights existed before the world of money was invented, and they can exist after. We are forever conflating things together that have no real association by nature or need. The entirety of creation was here before man invented this cold nexus and means of control, and man can yet choose to rejoin creation and have that nexus be loving cooperation.
Our language can free us and yet make cages for our thoughts, for we say "property rights" often, that "property" is "right" or "so correct we may not question it." Yet we fail to speak so often of "food rights" or "shelter rights" or "compassion rights." Property is a means of shelter, and we can have it and the right to live in it without the need to invent money, to have lifelong debt paid with interest. Is this Earth and creation not the property of our creator? Yet we divide her up and gain advantage through systems that centralise wealth and cause the very poverty people are chastised for being pushed into.