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Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Enclosures encroach.

Who steals the goose from off the common
But leaves the greater villain loose
Who steals the common from off the goose.

The law demands that we atone
When we take things we do not own
But leaves the lords and ladies fine
Who take things that are yours and mine.

The poor and wretched don't escape
If they conspire the law to break;
This must be so but they endure
Those who conspire to make the law.

The law locks up the man or woman
Who steals the goose from off the common
And geese will still a common lack
Till they go and steal it back.

- Fencing off ideas: enclosure & the disappearance of the public domain. (source)

The Commons is asking some really interesting questions of everyone who's taking part. The answers don't exist yet - we're all feeling our way. If only we too could answer in rhyming couplets!

Posted at 5:26 pm
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