At one time, the practice of “buying” land, owning it and excluding others from utilizing it was relatively unheard of. Land was held in common by all the people. Individuals and families would maintain their own homes and homesteads of course, but a majority of the land was available for all as a supplement. It was understood that no one could "own" the Earth's resources.
But a small group of elites organized themselves into corporate governments and blocked off large portions of land from the people. They stripped the land of its resources and sold those resources back to the people. And because they were corporations, they could hide behind written decrees and legalities and completely avoid personal liability for their actions. And despite the many protests—some armed and some not—these elite pirates finally got their way. Over time, people started thinking that "owning" land for investment purposes was a cool thing to do. The land pirates garnered support for their unnatural practices by allowing others to "buy" and "sell" land or become landlords.
Self-correction requires honesty, humility and willingness to change. We typically go through predictable stages before acting on new insight. Here they are:
1. We recognize the problem, but not our role in it.
2. We realize we are part of the problem and may feel depressed or stuck.
3. We decide to make the change and develop a plan of action.
4. We act on our plan.
5. We assess our plan and make adjustments as needed.
6. We've done it! We have resolved our part of the problem.
Resources for Land Pirate Recovery:
Land Pirate 12-Step Recovery Facebook Group, click here.
You may read the Natural Law Statements of Responsibility here.
If you haven't done so already, check out Those lunatics tried to pirate our land!