Thorsten Schilling on 28 Jul 2000 21:21:12 -0000

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Re: <nettime> Terror in Tune Town

THE first man who, having enclosed a piece of ground, bethought himself of
saying This is mine, and found people simple enough to believe him, was
the real founder of civil society. From how many crimes, wars and murders,
from how many horrors and misfortunes might not any one have saved
mankind, by pulling up the stakes, or filling up the ditch, and crying to
his fellows, "Beware of listening to this impostor; you are undone if you
once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth
itself to nobody." 

j.j.rosseau, Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, 1754

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