Nestled between two golf courses in the Hampstead area of North London lies a row of colonnaded mansion houses, each looming from behind stern borders of black iron fencing. Lush vegetation, old trees and rhododendron bushes subtly screen the opulence from full view of the street. Estate agents advertise them for sale with features such as a car lifts, indoor pools and libraries. Many remain dark, and lifeless as they await the return of owners who seem to have forgotten them.
Posts Tagged ‘Squatting’
“Libertarianism wants to advance principles of property but… in no way wishes to defend, willy nilly, all property which now is called private… Much of that property is stolen. Much is of dubious title. All of it is deeply intertwined with an immoral, coercive state system.”
~ Karl Hess
“Squatting is the oldest mode of tenure in the world, and we are all descended from squatters. This is as true of the Queen … as it is of all the ultimate recipients of stolen land, for to regard our planet as a commodity offends every conceivable principle of natural rights.”
~ Colin Ward
“The desire to change the world remains merely an abstract ideal or a political program unless it becomes the will to transform one’s own existence.” ~Wolfi Landstreicher, Logic of Submission
Squatting is a necessity. Anyone who has unwillingly slept more than a night under a bridge or in a park will tell you about the dangers and gradual degradation of mind, body and spirit caused by exposure.