"if its ours"
that's just the point. it isn't.
everything is everyone's, until someone stands over it in an act of belligerence. or if someone is actually using it for something.
what saddnes me, is the attitude with which the now faided empires of europe, in their days of power, "discovered" the western hemisphere.
it is we, who will be the "primatives", sailing our canoes, into a "new york harbour" of civilizations, advanced, powerful, and mostly cooperative with each other, beyond our wildest imaginings.
if we think they're "ours" for the taking, we're idiots, and we'll very likely pay the price for being so.
what i'm trying to point out, is to be cautious of how ignorant, our, collective arrogance, really is.