What Would a World Without Personal Property Look Like?

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Within the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset, the mantra has come out that by the year 2030, “you’ll own nothing. And you’ll be happy.”

For those of us who haven’t been brainwashed by communism, this likely seems somewhat disturbing. But let us examine just how one can ensure “people don’t own anything.”

Let’s look at what a world without personal property looks like.

Medical Tyranny

“If it were up to me, anybody not wearing a mask when they are out in public would be arrested … That’s an act of domestic terrorism and should be treated like one,” Lancaster, California, Mayor Rex Parris

Let’s start with the low-hanging fruit, shall we? John Locke pointed out that “Every man has a property in his own person,” with Paul Skousen further adding that your body is your first piece of original property that you own. If you are to own nothing, does it not follow that your body will no longer be your own as well?

We already see the fruits of this type of thinking in forced (or coerced)vaccinations for people to work and travel (and not be arrested). We’ve most certainly seen this with mandatory masking. What could be the further logical progressions of this type of thought, though?

Is mandatory sterilization out of the question? What about forced organ donation? Are these indeed that far out of a concept – are they not the next logical step – in a world where you own nothing?

Forced Relocation

“The theory of communism may be summed up in the single sentence: abolition of private property.” – Karl Marx.

You will no longer own your house. And if you no longer hold the right to choice, your body, or your property, then you likely won’t have much of a say as to where you would reside either. Perhaps climate change could be argued as a reason to move all people into cities. Maybe racism/equity could be claimed as to why your home is being given to somebody else.

Regardless of which form it takes place, there are excellent odds that you would not be permitted to live where you want for long.

The Death of the Second Amendment

“The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.” – Karl Marx

Your right to defend is centered around your right to life and right to own property. As illustrated above, if you no longer own the right to your own body, you in essence no longer own the right to your own life either. As such, there’s nothing for you to defend. “We – the government – will do that for you.”

Likewise, the Second Amendment must be destroyed to crush any potential opposition. In his masterpiece The Road to SerfdomFA Hayek pointed out that people resist being robbed: whether that be by someone with a ski mask or by someone with a badge. The only way that a collectivist can thus ensure that his mandates are followed is by ever-increasing amounts of violence against resistors.

This act is sorely hampered by those who are capable of defending themselves against attack. It is much easier to force an unarmed populace to bend to your every whim (witness current Australia, Canada, or the UK), and thus, America must be disarmed.

Vaporization of Savings or Nationalization of Savings

“Because we have been guided by a Republican administration who believes in the simplistic notion that people who have wealth are entitled to keep it and they have an antipathy to our means of redistributing wealth.” – Jim Moran (D-VA) November 10, 2008

If you are to own nothing, that means that you can no longer have anything in your savings. Any money you have put into a 401k, savings account, safety deposit boxes, or the like will be vaporized overnight. It can come about through three main mechanisms.

#1 Hyperinflation

The first is through hyperinflation. As John Stormer pointed out in None Dare Call It Treason, hyperinflation was one of the prime reasons for the communization of China. If you can deflate a nation’s currency to the point that it is worthless (partially accomplished by abandoning the gold standard), you can drive a country into ruin. Once that has happened, you can rebuild out of the ashes – Karl Marx’s intentions for communism all along.

That destroyed nation is now ripe for the harvest by communists who will swiftly step into the void and create a government of their own.

#2 Nationalization

The second way that savings can be confiscated is through nationalization. When a government simply decides that all retirement accounts will be nationalized, you just lost all of your savings through government-sponsored theft. You will likely be given the balm of, “But look, we’ll take care of you. There’s a government pension for you, a universal basic income, free education, free healthcare, free housing, food stamps. Don’t worry. You don’t have your savings anymore, but this is much better.” If you don’t think this can happen, think back to Cyprus in 2013 when their government locked down accounts for a “bail-in.”

Keep in mind that a cashless society makes it far easier for the government to control your every cent.

#3 Destruction of a Nation

The third means that savings can be destroyed is through the destruction of a nation via war. In much the same way as hyperinflation, invaders climb over the ruins to craft a “new” currency in a nation. It can occur via outright war/invasion or by “humanitarian aid” following some sort of national tragedy that leaves a nation in ruins.

Nationalization of Your Business

“Socialism is the doctrine that man has no right to exist for his own sake. That his life and his work do not belong to him, but belong to society, that the only justification of his existence is his service to society, and that society may dispose of him in any way it pleases for the sake of whatever it deems to be its own tribal, collective good.” – Ayn Rand

Your business is a part of your property. It enables you to produce – with production being true wealth, as Ayn Rand pointed out – and thus, it must be taken from you as well. It will likely come via the nationalization of all businesses. This already happened in the past (e.g., nationalization of railroads) and must be enforced for the WEF’s intentions of a ‘no property planet’ to be realized.

Whether you’ll still be permitted to work in your chosen field remains to be seen. Choice is an aspect of freedom (the second domain according to John Stuart Mill), and only a fool would believe that the WEF is about freedom. Thus, it is highly likely that centralized planning would determine where some people would work (e.g., government-sponsored dams, roads, canals, etc.)

Anti-Hoarding Laws Endorsing Government Confiscation

In May 1918, Francis Smith Nash and his wife were arrested, with a bail set of $3000 ($57,000 in 2021). Their crime? Possessing too much food in their home – despite it’s all being legally purchased – because it violated the Food Control Act.

If you are to own nothing, that means everything that is currently under your roof will not be yours for much longer either. Government-sponsored confiscation must follow necessity. The easiest method would be for there to be “turn-in” centers where people brought their goods to “collection centers.” Something similar happened in Venezuela and remember when the shelves got cleared before the lockdown and the media blamed preppers?

Very severe penalties would be enacted against those who didn’t voluntarily bring all that was required of them. Again, this is of necessity in such a world, as FA Hayek pointed out. Overwhelming shows of force would likely be used against initial resistors with a considerable media dispersal to cow into submission to those riding the fence on the issue.

For those who still resisted, door-to-door confiscation would only continue, with armed men doing what it took for them to confiscate what remained.

Government-Sponsored Kidnapping of Your Children

“The family is now one of the major obstacles to improved mental health, and hence should be weakened, if possible, so as to free individuals and especially children from the coercion of family life.” – International Congress on Mental Health, London, 1948

Once more, collectivism throughout history has often resorted to children being held in common. Witness the government confiscation of children in ancient collectivist Sparta. Boys were taken at the age of 7. In the collectivist Incan empire, all girls were turned over to the state at 13. A third became involved in religious practices, a third were given away as wives/concubines, and the remaining third were slaughtered at the altar. If we look at more recent history, we can see how the Hitler Youth impacted the future of their nation.

The Death of All Human Rights

“If it were discovered that you had not character and industry enough to be worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed in a kindly manner…” – George Bernard Shaw, socialist

As Ayn Rand pointed out, once property rights die, all other rights are soon to follow. Property rights are the foundation of all other rights. Given that the destruction of property rights is the end goal of the World Economic Forum and the Great Reset – as illustrated by their own propaganda – this means that free speech, the right to defense, the right to life will not be that far behind.

In many cases and many ways, these freedoms are already being chiseled away. Do you want to live in a world where that destruction is brought to completion?

What is to Be Done? 

It may come across to some reading as if I am solely spreading fear for fear’s sake itself. I assure you, that is not the case. I am writing this to you because I am genuinely concerned. Think through the logical progressions for yourself.

If you are going to live in a society where you own nothing, what are the logical stepping stones of such a state? What can be inferred? My conclusions on the matter are by no means original. They come from examining what already happened to humanity and looking at the full implications of a world without property.

By doing the same, I believe you’ll come to the same conclusions as I.

So what does a world where you own nothing look like?

I can guarantee you this: it is one where happiness is an emotion you will have long since forgotten.

What do you think about this rather horrifying reality check?

Is it what you envisioned? Is there anything we would no longer own you can think of that was omitted? Let’s discuss it in the comments​.

About Aden

Aden Tate has a master’s in public health and is a regular contributor to PewPewTactical.com, SurvivalBlog.com, SHTFBlog.com, ApartmentPrepper.com, HomesteadAndPrepper.com, and PrepperPress.com. Along with being a freelance writer he also works part-time as a locksmith. Aden has an LLC for his micro-farm where he raises dairy goats, a pig, honeybees, meat chickens, laying chickens, tomatoes, mushrooms, and greens. Aden has two published books, The Faithful Prepper and Zombie Choices. You can find his podcast The Last American at Preppers’ Broadcasting Network.

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  • I already do not own my property, although I hold the deed in hand with a “paid in full” receipt. Miss my property tax and the real owner shows up.

    • Wow! I read about you property tax system. Here in England we have a ,slightly similar system. Every household has to pay a ‘ Council Tax’ based on house value.And that is if you own it or rent it. Non payment CAN result in a prison sentence. However,the authorities CANNOT take your property. We have been free and clear for ten years,and whatever happens,it will remain ours.

      Some forums state that we Brits are not ‘Free’. We cannot own guns for instance – oh yes we can,quite easily,as long as you are not a known criminal. I think I live in a good country,especially as my home cannot be taken from me. Good luck over there.

      • Can you own a resistance-friendly AR-15, AK-47 or M1A? Can you own the 20 and 30 round magazines they’re designed to use? Are you able to set aside as many thousands of rounds of ammo as you wish? The term “a good country” might be relative…

      • They can’t take you home, but can put you in prison for not paying the tax. Great freedom! At least here you can re-purchase your home for the taxes. How do you make up for lost pay while in prison? And tell me again this “oh yes we can, quite easily” thing about owning guns.

      • @ Paul.
        “However,the authorities CANNOT take your property”.

        Not that simple.
        They may not be able to physicaly seize your property if you own it but they can cause you to lose any equity in it by Court Charging Orders which apply interest and escualting fees.
        Very simply, for the purposes of illustration, a Court Order (Legal Caution) can be obtained against any debtors assets following a process of failed attempts at debt recovery.
        If the debt is over £1000 and they own a house or land this can be escalated to a Charging Order, better known as a “Charge” against assets.
        If you attempt to sell any assets the Solicitor dealing / conveyancer has a legal duty to deduct the value of the charge and any other legal costs / interest / etc from the proceeds.
        So you may not loose your house physically, but you could loose any and all equity upon sale.
        Look up charging orders for non payment of council tax and you will see.

    • Exactly, fact is they already claim the right to take anything from us that they want to at any time.

  • Ah…..peanut for a brain….I will correct you pal. Canada is not unarmed. We do not have a 2nd amendment right. We have fire arms. The reason so many have obeyed the unconstitutional mandates is that most of us are spineless eunuchs unwilling…. or now unable.. to use critical thinking to realize the covid virus has nothing whatsoever to do with health safety. Pay more attention your so called facts.

    • I lived in Canada for 18 years and it was a wonderful country. But firearms are few and far between and rendered virtually useless by the stringent manner in which one must store their firearms, with a trigger lock, locked in a case unloaded, and ammo locked in a different room with a different keyed lock. Obtaining a firearm is pretty difficult unless you are a hunter, and even they must go through all sorts of hoops to get a rifle.

      And I haven’t lived there for about 10 years, but you used to have to allow the RCMP to check at any time that your firearm and ammo were “properly secured,” although I never heard of them doing that to someone who was not a criminal.

      So as far as guns in Canada…sort of, if you’re patient, lucky, and willing to go through a dizzying number of hoops. And if you get one, it’s illegal to use it for self-defense, assuming you can get everything unlocked and loaded in time to use it.

    • Listen up,Vlad. At one point you accuse us of having a peanut brain,than go on to despair the eunuchs Canadians have become. Than double down on your stupidity by telling US to get our facts right. Here are some facts : Canadians do not have a right to bear arms. Not when you have to jump through government hoops,ask permission to even have one, under what conditions you may keep it,and a bucket full of other laws. Sounds like a little envy on your part

  • While you’re absolutely correct in saying that authoritarianism would do all these things, it bugged me a little bit when you quoted Marx about private property, as the communist definition of private property is almost completely the opposite of what we normally consider “private property”. In Marxism, private property would be things that you cannot personally possess or use, nor actively defend without hiring others (which in itself has a long and complicated definition). I believe another term for it would be state property. What we think of as private property- things that you can personally possess and defend, like your home or your toothbrush, is considered “personal property” to them. I find it a little confusing myself, so I wanted to clear it up here. Regardless, thank you all here for your excellent work on the articles, and I am excited to read more in the future. Love, your local Political Science major.

    • I would argue that your professors have lied to you on this, as have your textbooks.

      “What about the teeth in my head? Do I at least own those?”
      “No. Your teeth belong to the collective.”

      – Chinese soldier to Chinese farmer during Mao’s Cultural Revolution.

      • -Aden Tate,
        I think those two lines (between the solider and the farmer) effectively summed up your whole article.

      • “(T)he theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.

        We Communists have been reproached with the desire of abolishing the right of personally acquiring property as the fruit of a man’s own labour, which property is alleged to be the groundwork of all personal freedom, activity and independence.

        Hard-won, self-acquired, self-earned property! Do you mean the property of petty artisan and of the small peasant, a form of property that preceded the bourgeois form? There is no need to abolish that (…)” – the Communist Manifesto

        In other words,

        “The theory of the Communists mostly revolves around the abolition of private property (This is later described as property that generates capital- for example, a toothbrush factory).

        Many people misunderstand this as the desire to abolish the right to individual property (personally defensible and usable property, for example a toothbrush) gained from one’s own labour (for example, a toothbrush bought with one’s own money)

        Does this mean the property of the individual? The personal belongings of every person? No, there is no need to abolish that.”

        Love, your local Political Science major.


  • Again I ask… What’s a prepper to do?? Just how do we “keep” what is “ours”??

    The article is reasonable and believable. But offers no solution to the coming problem. Other than dying in a pile of brass?

    • Good question.
      There are some points in history that could be a general comparisons, but at the same time, there are differences.
      Some of the things occurring now here in the USA, we could make parallels to Mao’s Cultural Revolution. But it is NOT a one for one.
      Same could be said about the Balkan War. Selco aptly points out there are similarities, but there are differences too.

      What assumptions are we making here? The WEF is a all powerful, all controlling, organization with agents in every government, every corporation, behind every action or event at all levels?
      Would the Arab Spring of happened? Bengazi? Trump winning in 2016? The Las Vega shooting? COVID? All the 2020 riots? Biden was the best they could come up with? Jan6th?
      It is easy to just say, “It is all part of a plan!” Best laid plans are only good till first contact. Then it is a draw of a card, roll of the dice, or the turn of a wheel.

      Best way I think is to stay informed. I know, kinda hard to nowadays with all the information, disinformation, misinformation out there. MSM seems to have their narrative. Not only what they are saying, but what they are not saying is important. But also be on guard for some of the truly crazy out there or going down a rabbit hole with no light at the end.
      Also, think for yourself. One of the things I see is this drive to tell you what to think. I think the antithesis of the Great Reset is critical thinking.

    • I doubt that anyone will be able to keep anything. If all private property is to be confiscated by the state, that would include the remote properties as well. Both Mao and Stalin did just that. With respect to private assets such as retirement funds, that too has been done. Argentina tried in 2008 and had to back down due to massive outcry. Cyprus in 2013 took, if memory serves, a 10% across the board chunk out of every bank account and retirement fund. Foreign investors had already taken their money out of the country, so it was the individual investor who got the haircut. Obama pushing his myRA was trying to sucker people into giving their retirement funds to the government. Honestly, government has its good points. Business is not one of them.

      Remember, those in power make the rules. The Constitution is only as good as its protectors and there seems to be a dearth of those right now. I’m not counting on keeping anything should shtf. Even the cash in the mattress will be useless and everything else will be confiscated.

      • -Jayne,
        I dunno. Both Mao and Stalin disarmed their population.
        Us Americans seem to be a bit gun-ho bunch, pardon the pun, though intended. Due to the 2020 riots, defund the police movement, we have seen back to back record firearm purchases. Many of them were first time buyers, minorities and women.

        I would agree that for the most part, those in power make the rules.
        But then there are the one offs, the French Revolution; Off with their “eds!”
        Then there is the American Revolution to keep in mind.

        So, some think there are those whom have the power to rule over us all (he who wields the one Ring).
        Others think, sure, they are rich. They have some power to a degree.
        They still put their pants on one leg at a time.

  • Hi Aden. Thanks for the great article. It is very well thought out. I think those who are OK with a world where no one owns anything are woefully undereducated. Your analysis is spot on. Keep up the great work.

  • THE LORD JESUS ,has called and called the men to stand up and put a stop to all this,BUT THE MEN SAID.. WE LOVE THESE DEVILS,their our hero’s and we will NOT harken to your call,we’d rather be sent to hell with them, then fight our hero’s, no matter what they do to us or our family,WELL YOU MEN ARE IN LUCK,HELL IS ONLY HAFT FULL ,THERES PLENTY OF ROOM FOR ALL OF YOU..WITH YOUR DADDY SATAN AND HIS DEMONS YOU LOVE…YOU HAVE CHOSEN POORLY….

    • I checked my phone, I checked my InBox, nope. Nothing from Jesus.
      Geico, yep.
      But nothing from Jesus.
      Nothing from Satan either.
      Progressive, yep.

      Looking around. Not seeing any Devils to love.
      Chickens and ducks maybe.

    • There is no such thing as “hell” in the original manuscripts. Hell is an English word originating from the early English translations. Jesus used hades, Gehenna, and tartaroo each having their own meaning. He never used the word hell since He did not speak English. When dead you remain in the ground (hades) until resurrection this is the hope of the gospel.

  • Is it what you envisioned?
    Sadly, yes.
    In 59-60 as a junior in high school i started attending meetings of the JBS.
    After graduation spent lots of time reading, discussing and talking with others about what could happen if we let it.
    (still have my copy of ‘none dare call it treason!)
    After the children came had to refocus time and energy.
    But still did the research.
    And watched our country slide into where we now are.
    And became as prepared as an old lady can be.
    And pray.

    • I believe I still have a copy of None Dare Call it Treason and You Can Trust a Communist; to be a Communist. Both were text books in the church school I helped start in 1982. Class was Collectivism.
      Fairly prepared great grandma here.

  • nope! U can NO LONGER own what is known in law as tangible property, fixtures, housing, structures, etc. U can also NO LONGER own anything that is “titled” nor may U pass it down to any beneficiary, 401k’s , Pension funds, Retirement Savings, Annuities, Stock Holdings, Etc. U can pass down one vehicle alone with a worth of less than 10k to any beneficiary desired. Family collectables, Jewelry, clothing, heirlooms, (nothing with value of more than 5k) can likewise be bequeathed to any beneficiary. U cannot leave a business U yourself built from the ground up to any other person. WhY? What in the world? Because it belongs to EARTHS RIGHTFUL RULER, that’s why! Psalms 24!

  • *****What Would a World Without Personal Property Look Like?*****
    I, for one, do not intend to find out.

  • If they look like they are winning, I would follow the advice of John Gault. Do not resist. Obey as little as possible. Work for yourself (when and where you can). Keep your thoughts to yourself. DO NOT attempt to compete or advance on their terms (you can’t). Let their program run out, not on their timetable, but on yours, which is AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! When no one has anything to loot, they will perish first.

  • Communism is all SATANIC stuff, obviously. That’s what it was invented for. To punish capitalists and Christians when they forget their God. Not many people realize this.

    Besides, if they say we were miserable owning property I can’t let them take mine and be miserable too. My Christian religion says do UNDO what to others what they want to UNDO to you.

  • I’m sure the Global Elite would like it for this to happen.
    But I think it will not or not any time soon.
    Most US Americans want to be able to make their own decisions. Might put up with it for a while, but there would be an uprising. We like our freedom. We don’t want to be like children under a dictators thumb.

  • In this wonderful new society which TPTB are planning to land on us from a great height , there will be no incentive to do anything other than what you absolutely have to do by state degree.
    In the last not so great soviet empire, the collectives / farmers had an arrangement with the military . The collectives / farmers had vehicles and the military could take them at any time , the maintenance on these vehicle was wonderful so much that when the military used these vehicle on exercises , some could only go 10Km before breaking down and there would be a looong line of broken down vehicles on the road.
    The whole unit would have to halt while the engineers effected repairs.

    allegedy in the Inca empire , the peasants only did what they were obliged to to do and nothing more

  • I like John Galt, and gamifying resistance can be fun.

    I buy local when I can, but rarely when I’m obliged to shop at woke megastores I like to add things to the trolley and then redistribute them around the store. So if you intend to buy an apple, add two to your basket and then put one apple back on the shelf in the pasta aisle.

    Add two bags of pasta and put one back on the shelf in the meat section.

    Add two packs of bacon and put one back on the shelf with the DVDs.

    After all, changing your mind about how many packs of bacon you need is not an offence, and putting them back in the right place is not your job.

    Obey as little as you need to, and gamify your resistance.

    • P.S – Don’t get carried away playing Snaffle – redistributing fifty items will get the store checking the CCTV. A handful is plenty, as creatively as possible. Special bonus points for humorous snaffles (hot chillies redistributed next to the indigestion remedies, for example)

    • All you are doing is making extra work for the minimum wage people who have to work for crap holes like that. You aren’t resisting anything.

      • I agree with you Colleen. Ivor’s plan only makes the store charge more to cover the cost of waste and extra work. I am glad to have a store where I can buy the things I need. I am too old to plant a large garden, raise my own meat etc. and forget about making my own toilet paper. I would prefer to die defending my property than live under communism but I’m not dead yet so I still have needs.

      • Extra work? You think they’ll be asked to do overtime, without pay?

        If you think it through, you’ll realize it’s adding costs to the woke superstore.

        And if they could just put prices up without any consequences, they’d already be doing it.

        • I’ve worked retail. Yeah extra work. Not over time but extra crap we don’t need to be doing just so you can get some giggles. Grow up.
          Hit ’em where it hurts…don’t shop at them or find ways to buy less from them.

    • Thanks for the food poisoning from that meat you left on the shelf and an employee who didn’t know how long it had been unrefrigerated put it back in the cooler and I bought it not knowing that it was expired since the date on the package was fine.

  • Vaporization of Savings… add #4: Let “academics” reformulate how we measure wealth and increases taxes… think Haig-Simons Principles, etc. Start MSM campaign / talking points to claim that “alternative income measures” will more accurately and “fairly” capture income trends; then, in interest of “fairness” (i.e. wealth re-distro) and “equalizing income growth” and other super-commie buzz terms, proceed to kill middle class by taxing people on their UN-realized gains. But hey, it’s “fair”, we’re just trying to “reduce income inequality,” so….

  • The animal world functions with the concepts/behaviors of my property and our property. It couldn’t function with the concept/behavior of your property.

    Without the concept of other people’s property, civilization cannot survive.

    It reverts back to the animal world.

  • In my state of NC, no one owns anything. If you pay a monthly or yearly tax, it’s not your property; be it jewelry, car, house, even food. You’re just renting it or paying for privilege to use, drink or eat it .

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