Chapter 5: Maintaining Focus and Purpose: The Body Paragraphs

Body Paragraphs

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Yet, Justice claims, even as humans mark their property or separate themselves by mountains and water, it seems inherent in the human creation of place that “much land is held in common in the form of parks, trackless wilderness, public rights of way and public spaces.” Justice utilizes much natural imagery when defining “a commons” like language: “The sunlight that falls to Earth is common to all, plants and animals on land, fish and the whales in the sea.” Further, Justice asserts that “here in the rain forests of the Pacific Northwest, fresh water is a common resource,” implying, even as he invokes the human naming of a region, that this does not override the deeper human tendency to share resources and foster a space that is mutually beneficial.

Please note: We have established as one of Justice’s driving motives his desire to inspire his readers to rethink differences that may seem unavoidable, unbridgeable, and in fact fostered by seemingly natural human evolution. We now explain how those evolutions are offset by the fact that it is the shared historical fact that humanity grew from the same original roots of collective language construction that unites every modern person to their human counterparts around the globe. Justice employs a lot of natural imagery to ratify his interpretation of “a commons” like language being connected to and representative of a natural human desire to share.



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