One of the great mystifications in statist and capitalist society is the conviction induced in the subject population that when they enter into private (or “public”) relations with property, that property is in some sense their own… that they have some sort of absolute rights to it. However, should they thoroughly test such rights they would be reminded that clearly their senses were mistaken.
The Karen phenomenon is a result of this mystification. But so is the whole phenomenology of home ownership, renting things, borrowing things, buying and selling things, the body that is by any other standard your own. The legal fact is, private citizens do not have absolute rights to any property. Only the sovereign – the State – has absolute rights to property; and, that sovereignty depends on international relations and agreements. Feelings of right to property on the part of the citizenry are mostly illustrious and those rights are entirely precarious. Commit the established crime and you will watch those property rights disappear into thin air …one ….by ….one.