So you get on a bus and it takes you into the city. You get off the bus and look around. A question comes to mind: “Who owns this place?”
What kind of mind would entertain such a question? It must be one that is embedded in a language of ownership and property relations. You can assume it is an Anglo-American mind, shaped by the long legacy of John Locke and Adam Smith that placed the ownership of property, even one’s self as property, as the foundation of freedom.