Hobbes may have been a purist compared to Locke, but he did capture better than anyone the tenor of our times: it’s all about statism; the heart of the liberal theory!
Locke was a modern man in a manner of speaking. His cardinal mistake was to assume that macro events guaranteed likewise results in the realm of the individual.
The ownership concept extended beyond one’s entitlement to the fruits of his or her labors. The initial axiom, by virtue of its self-evident quality, had come to encompass a great many other things, such as landed property and self-ownership. The seeds which were sown became a weed.
Right or wrong, the association of wealth and riches with individuality continues to have a strong hold on us. The things we have, what we drive, where and how we live, the clothes we wear, they all seem to define us. Is there anything wrong with that picture?
Answers! It's the one thing that eluded us for seasons, and we finally got an answer to one of the biggest mysteries of the show — the numbers.
The Man in Black: knocking the island off the scale.