I was at Bodega today, at Doran Beach, so did a little exploring to find a public access. Turns out there was one I followed from the beach that didn't have any "no trespassing" signs, but neither are there any signs indicating it's a public access. Here's where it comes out onto Pelican Loop in this golf community. I can't help but wonder if someday they'll try posting the public access as being private, just to see if they can get away with it. They already have a guardhouse at the entrance to the property that would scare away many people.
Been doing more thinking in the same line as my tweet the other day about real estate being "frozen violence". Paleolithic peoples just took the land they needed and defended it, they didn't start printing pieces of paper to make believe there was something legal and proper about it. There's something inherently dishonest, and even evil, about property "ownership" when that property was taken by violence from its previous inhabitants. And when a new generation arises that feels disenfranchised enough by the rigged game of private property, those pieces of paper won't mean squat. Might as well just put signs up saying "we claim this land as ours, and will fight to the death to keep it". Some may say that's less civilized, but I believe it's more honest and honorable than a "No Trespassing. Violators will be prosecuted." sign that couches the violence in obscure legalese.
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