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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-20-06 03:56 PM
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32. My land feeds me
I have worked hard on it (though you can't tell.) It's where I have planted things and raised animals. It's my haven.

BUT, if the Cherokee won the right to have it back I would sell it back to them. Nevertheless, there is a part of me that would resent giving up all that I'd worked for. If I had a huge home I'd birthed babies in and that was built by some ancestor, I'd really be upset.

When Israel was re-created, it seemed nobody gave a freaking second's thought to the long-term consequences of displacing people and forcing them to like it.
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  -Why do some (most?) people form such a bond to mere land? lastliberalintexas  Jul-20-06 02:39 PM   #0 
  - Land is life and security. That's what it comes down to.  GreenPartyVoter   Jul-20-06 02:40 PM   #1 
  - 'aina -- Hawaiian word for land  DELUSIONAL   Jul-20-06 02:53 PM   #7 
  - It's in our DNA  cali   Jul-20-06 02:46 PM   #2 
  - Possibly  lastliberalintexas   Jul-20-06 02:58 PM   #10 
     - Hunter-gathers had territories.  Odin2005   Jul-20-06 03:11 PM   #16 
  - You know, its funny  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jul-20-06 02:47 PM   #3 
  - I was born in Poughkeepsie  unpossibles   Jul-20-06 02:49 PM   #5 
  - I Was Born in New Jersey  ribofunk   Jul-20-06 03:04 PM   #13 
  - If the notion that possessions and property are of tremendous  EST   Jul-20-06 02:48 PM   #4 
  - Perhaps you're right- perhaps I just can't understand  lastliberalintexas   Jul-20-06 02:55 PM   #8 
  - I can give you an explanation but that explanation may prove as  EST   Jul-20-06 04:01 PM   #33 
     - interesting comments  marions ghost   Jul-20-06 05:56 PM   #38 
  - those people need to get a hobby  marions ghost   Jul-20-06 05:45 PM   #37 
  - I don't know either! I was thrilled when I finally had the chance to  napi21   Jul-20-06 02:51 PM   #6 
  - I can certainly appreciate that there are people without the means  lastliberalintexas   Jul-20-06 03:07 PM   #14 
  - outside interference  enid602   Jul-20-06 02:57 PM   #9 
  - It's more than just land though, it's everything in some cases  Ravenseye   Jul-20-06 03:01 PM   #11 
  - That is too specific  lastliberalintexas   Jul-20-06 03:14 PM   #17 
     - You mentioned it  Ravenseye   Jul-20-06 03:18 PM   #20 
        - So maybe what I see as an unhealthy attachment to land  lastliberalintexas   Jul-20-06 03:20 PM   #23 
           - In that case at least  Ravenseye   Jul-20-06 03:42 PM   #30 
  - land is not mere  hfojvt   Jul-20-06 03:03 PM   #12 
  - When the land is given to you by God, you cannot leave it.  Scribe   Jul-20-06 03:10 PM   #15 
  - It is unfortunate that early humans created religion, no?  lastliberalintexas   Jul-20-06 03:16 PM   #19 
  - We have a little piece of land--about 3/4 a acre--that our house sits  Skidmore   Jul-20-06 03:14 PM   #18 
  - Stewardship of land is different than a homicidal attachment to it  lastliberalintexas   Jul-20-06 03:18 PM   #21 
     - I'd rather have a nice airplane.  deaniac21   Jul-20-06 03:24 PM   #26 
  - No...but I know people who are...  bleedingheart   Jul-20-06 03:20 PM   #22 
  - IMHO  Rosemary2205   Jul-20-06 03:22 PM   #24 
  - George carlin said it best.."people just want a place for their shit"  SoCalDem   Jul-20-06 03:23 PM   #25 
  - Eeeek! GREAT pictures!  annabanana   Jul-20-06 06:09 PM   #41 
  - thnaks.. when I saw that pic in the AP, I could NOT resist..n/t  SoCalDem   Jul-20-06 06:12 PM   #42 
  - I understand the attachment to place  marions ghost   Jul-20-06 08:18 PM   #43 
  - In your grandfather's case it represents what he has invested his  jwirr   Jul-20-06 03:33 PM   #27 
  - The reason that you would have to kill me to get me off my farm  MadHound   Jul-20-06 03:38 PM   #28 
  - This whole millenia long conflict  JNelson6563   Jul-20-06 03:38 PM   #29 
  - we (humans) haven't evolved that much from dogs...  ret5hd   Jul-20-06 03:48 PM   #31 
  - My land feeds me  buddyhollysghost   Jul-20-06 03:56 PM   #32 
  - How do you explain love, or depression?  Dead_Parrot   Jul-20-06 04:07 PM   #34 
  - It's not mere land when you fight and die over it.  Rex   Jul-20-06 04:09 PM   #35 
  - There's a HUGE difference between "ownership" and "belonging".  scarletwoman   Jul-20-06 05:11 PM   #36 
  - That Was Me  DemocratSinceBirth   Jul-20-06 06:01 PM   #39 
  - Duplicate  DemocratSinceBirth   Jul-20-06 06:01 PM   #40 

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