Re: Property [was Re: The Education Function]

Samael (
Mon, 14 Dec 1998 12:38:48 -0000

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From: <> To: <> Date: 11 December 1998 17:50
Subject: Property [was Re: The Education Function]

>On Thu, 10 Dec 1998 15:34:47 -0000, "Samael" <> wrote:
>>2) Property is theft.
>>Communist view - owning anything means you are stealing from everyone - as
>>in a natural state nothing is owned by anyone.
>I assume this absurd contradiction is not your position. (Of course, it's
>true that resources are not initially owned by anyone, so it's utter
>nonsense to speak of "stealing" them "from everyone" or anyone. It's hard
>to believe anyone ever bought into this Proudhonian bilge.)


An object starts off as unowned. Everyone could use it. Then somneone comes along and claims it. Now only they can use it. How is this not theft?