24 December 2010

To take off the table

It serves well the interests of extractives to insist the impression of the condition of scarcity onto the body politic. 
To believe in the ever-present condition of scarcity is to take off the table of a people's consideration the manifest surplus and excess under which many in the society persist. By taking that excess out of consideration the extractives remove from deliberation the obligations that come with that excess, and the duty to divest and not to hoard which comes with having more than one needs. 
Needs can only be defined if we have a sense of sova.

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