[A-List] New Economy Bull
Annewilliamson at msn.com
Sun Dec 15 12:30:44 MST 2002
Since you are concerned about "the conquest and plunder" of the NA
indigineous population by colonizing Europeans, don't you then consider NA
to have been the property of the indigineous peoples? What's ahistorical
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From: "bon moun" <sherrynstan at igc.org>
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> Property can NOT exist but for the state. It is a completely
> politico-historical phenomenon.
> I am more than a little taken aback by the reference to the American
> Revolution as some deeply liberatory experience. The entire project of
> exploiting the Americas was one of conquest and plunder. Which
> do people refer to when they talk like this? The chattel slave economy of
> the South built on the plunder of indigenous people? Or the development
> Northern machinofacture - also on former indigenous land - that wase based
> absolutely on Southern cotton? The emancipation of the American
> was of a strengthening local bourgeoisie from a decaying and distant
> European aristocracy.
> One fundamental weakness of libertarianism (I was one once, long, long ago
> in a place far, far away...) is its absolute ahistoricism. It's a
> mythology, based on a kind of formulaic logic, premised on the "liberty"
> an atomized individual with no ancestors.
> Is the US criminal justice system a weapon of mass destruction?
> Money for reparations, not for war!
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