Comment 72315

By HammerRenter (anonymous) | Posted December 15, 2011 at 19:23:16

Believe me I know what the purpose is. Proudhon was using it as an example the land owners could use and abuse their property an way they wanted as long as it didn't infringe on the rights of any other persons. This is doubly important today when we have absentee landlords being rewarded by tax incentives to let properties crumble. I live under Mr. Morelli's care here in Ward 3 and believe me when I say I know of the neglect of an area. I'm not sure where you live, but if you come down enough times to see what it happening in the ward zone where you own your property it might shock you.

Here is the quote from Proudhon:

"If I were asked to answer the following question: What is slavery? and I should answer in one word, It is murder!, my meaning would be understood at once. No extended argument would be required . . . Why, then, to this other question: What is property? may I not likewise answer, It is robbery!, without the certainty of being misunderstood; the second proposition being no other than a transformation of the first?"

—Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Seems pretty clear.

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