Originally Posted by MariconesUnited
Property is the source of slavery and much conflict, death and war in the world.
Look, this is a very grandiose-sounding but very empty statement and you know it.
Property is not the source of slavery. The source of slavery is whites going to Afrixa, forcibly capturing blacks and bringing them back to America to work on their cotton fields. I understand that was abolished quite align time back, so what is this talk of slavery all about exactly. I'm sitting right now in my luxurious private property surrounded by assets but I don't see any slaves around.
Property is not the cause of death in the world (unless you are thinking of your own cigarettes when you say "property"). The causes of death vary according to whether it's developed or developing countries we're talking about, but principally the leading causes of death are heart disease, COPD, cancer, HIV complications. Not property.
As for war, in fact the world is a very peaceful place. There are 196 countries in the world, of which, according to Wikipedia, there are only 3 countries with an ongoing military conflict (Sudan, Libya, Syria). So far, the total number of deaths in these three conflicts is about the same average number of Americans who die in car accidents per year. Tragic, but at the same time do note that none of these 3 countries are known to be capitalist or consumerist.