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Why the Pilgrims Abandoned Common Ownership for Private Property

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Why the Pilgrims Abandoned Common Ownership for Private Property

The first few years of Plymouth colony were fraught with hardship and hunger. Economics had a lot to do with it.
Monday, November 25, 2019

Next year at this time, Americans will mark the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower in 1620 and the subsequent founding of the Plymouth colony by English Separatists we know as the Pilgrims. They, of course, became the mothers and fathers of the first Thanksgiving.

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The first few years of the settlement were fraught with hardship and hunger. Four centuries later, they also provide us with one of history’s most decisive verdicts on the critical importance of private property. We should never forget that the Plymouth colony was headed straight for oblivion under a communal, socialist plan but saved itself when it embraced something very different.

In the diary of the colony’s first governor, William Bradford, we can read about the settlers' initial arrangement: Land was held in common. Crops were brought to a common storehouse and distributed equally. For two years, every person had to work for everybody else (the community), not for themselves as individuals or families. Did they live happily ever after in this socialist utopia?

Hardly. The “common property” approach killed off about half the settlers. Governor Bradford recorded in his diary that everybody was happy to claim their equal share of production, but production only shrank. Slackers showed up late for work in the fields, and the hard workers resented it. It’s called “human nature.”

The disincentives of the socialist scheme bred impoverishment and conflict until, facing starvation and extinction, Bradford altered the system. He divided common property into private plots, and the new owners could produce what they wanted and then keep or trade it freely.


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Amazing!

There are a whole lot of clueless "Beings" on this Planet that have NO idea What they are! The are so busy being Right and Unique, and Special, "the only specimen of a given kind" they have been led to believe. They simply can not grasp the concept of "Human Nature" and will choose to SUFFER, because of our own ignorance.

Humans have a powerful "Forgetter" in each individual . Young Souls seem to be terrified of themselves. They think they are here to "Change" the World, when if fact they are here to "Change" them- selves. The Only Way to go up and out.

Understanding "Human Nature" is key to to yourself. It is also Your "Nature", no exclusions. We all have a lot to Overcome, or we would NOT be on THIS Planet.
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Post by Doka » 11-29-2019 01:22 PM

More of the story, in detail.......


The Puritan Experiment in Common Ownership

Monday, April 1, 1974

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Starvation, Subjugation.& Servitude

Post by Riddick » 11-30-2019 04:45 PM

Ok, let me see if I have it right. The revisionist "1620 Project" says slavery is the foundation the nation was built on - So what of the Far Left's full tard present day drive to destroy market capitalism? Promote collective enslavement? Establish equal opportunity poverty? Ensure domestic tumultuousity & individual disempowerment? How focked up is that??

The early Pilgrim settlers were communists, 'til they learned better - Of course, there was no leviathan state-sponsored public education then...

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Post by Doka » 11-30-2019 11:56 PM

Riddick wrote:
11-30-2019 04:45 PM
Ok, let me see if I have it right. The revisionist "1620 Project" says slavery is the foundation the nation was built on - So what of the Far Left's full tard present day drive to destroy market capitalism? Promote collective enslavement? Establish equal opportunity poverty? Ensure domestic tumultuousity & individual disempowerment? How focked up is that??

The early Pilgrim settlers were communists, 'til they learned better - Of course, there was no leviathan state-sponsored public education then...

Many generations, removed. Twisted Education, and the "Insatiable"(never good enough, never enough), have had a lot of time to forget or never knew, that some things NEVER work and make, lives so much more, Worse off.

It is really not so strange, to find over the centuries, the same old pattern is repeated and repeated again and again, still expecting "different" results. What is new , is Never new. Such , is the Human life on the Planet Earth. :D
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Re: Why the Pilgrims Abandoned Common Ownership for Private Property

Post by Malaria_Kidd II » 12-01-2019 03:33 AM

That old Communal life style got resurrected in modern times by the Hippie movement. Thank goodness it did not suit everyone beginning with the Pilgrims!

The New Harmony, IN Rappites tried it again around 1830. All that remains of that idea is a U.S. history buffs "bucket list", tourist town in Posey County along the Wabash River. :idea:

BTW Doka and Riddick, this topic is right down my alley!

Wm. Bradford was the first governor of the Plymouth Colony.

When the colony changed it's name to The Massachusetts Bay Colony all Hell broke loose for the next 200 years! I am a not-so-proud direct descendant of their first Governor John Endecott. Ole John got the privilege to lead the Puritans a total of 5 terms!

During 1636 he started the Pequot Indian War!😠 Eventually Salem and Beverly, MA citizens named a college and one unbelievably, still living pear tree after him! :oops:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Endecott


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