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Response to Hekate (Reply #77)

Sun Apr 7, 2013, 04:27 PM

79. I'm somewhat familiar with Eisler's work

It's been a while since I read her, tho.

And what I wonder is how her work differs or agrees with the idea that personal property, rather than communal property (held in trust, really, for future generations), is the foundation of oppression - and that oppression was initially manifested in the idea of inheritance, and later that oppression extended to others, outside of the family, who worked to maintain another's property for that "leader."

It seems that throughout modern history we have changes and then major reactions to those changes. I think we've been living through a reactionary time. The reaction was and is against the idea of a common good, the general welfare, rather than small groups who hoard vast sums of wealth for themselves.

That's a big simplification - but even Nazism/fascism itself was a reaction to the end of monarchy and the beginning of social democracy. I think the U.S. is still living through that reactionary impetus.

The trick is to survive until it is undone. I hope we don't have to have violence to undo the current track both parties are on, but there's nothing coming from D.C. to lead me to believe Democrats are not complicit in destroying the common good for the profit of a few.

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