I'm assuming he was just an average guy who saw and opportunity and took it. I'm also assuming that whoever owns the gold will be paid by their insurance. I realize that eventually the cost will be spread out among all the other insured, shareholders of the insurance company, etc.Why do you hope he gets away?
I'd be writing, "gee, maybe I shouldn't have left a millions bucks sitting on the street in NYC unguarded."You guys would be writing entirely differently if it was your car that was parked there with the trunk open, and he took something of yours.
How do you feel about taxes? All the people (cops) who earn their living from taxes to protect the "innocent" citizens against theft?never forget that stealing is NEVER the right thing to do,
I like this post so much that I would let you marry my sister if she wasnt ugly therefore a punishment for you.How do you feel about taxes? All the people (cops) who earn their living from taxes to protect the "innocent" citizens against theft?
What about all the teachers, earning money from taxes, taken from citizens under the threat of punishment for non-compliance, who (teachers) brainwash youth into worshiping the STATE?
How do you feel about the Federal Reserve, and how they increase in money supply has eroded the dollar by 90% over the last 100 years? A sneaky way for the wealthy to "legally steal" from working class people?
How do you feel about license fees, property taxes, registration fees on your vehicles that you have to pay EVER YEAR or the government "seizes" your property?
What about asset forfeiture laws, which allow cops (paid by taxes that are not voluntary) to take people's money or property with only a SUSPICION that it was illegally obtained?
What about how in 2014, MORE MONEY was taking by asset forfeiture laws than was taken from people by thieves?
If you're going to condemn "theft' you may as well go all the way.
Or do you feel that certain "thefts" are OK so long as they are the "law of the land?"
If you're going to lecture us about the immorality of "stealing" you'd better be ready to explain how the above chart is OK, while somebody seeing an UNGUARDED sack of gold on the street and taking it is NOT OK.
Most people don't recognize taxation as theft. Most people don't recognize the Federal Reserve as institutionalized theft. Most people aren't even aware that asset forfeiture is a thing. My "wild ass assumptions (that I somehow made "again") were based on a general understanding of the public's perception on this issues. I'd say if I saw a random stranger on the street, and assumed they didn't think taxation was theft, I'd have about a 90% chance of being correct.There you go making wild assumptions again. I agree with you that everything you mentioned is thievery.
What on God's green earth does that have to do with my calling the particular person you brought up, a thief?
Perhaps.This is PRECISELY how women think and what we men lament on this site. Emotional, reactive straw man "logic" that has no basis in the point at hand. It's an argument designed specifically to deflect.
Here's a reframe for you to consider.Stealing and morality are "subjective" until we are the victims of another's decision to invade our lives with actions that they decide are ok to do. Suddenly things aren't so subjective anymore.
Yeah, that's the bottom line. It's the golden rule. I don't want people stealing from me, therefore I don't believe it is right to steal. Treat others as you want to be treated. Ideally.If I were to walk up to you and take your watch, your car, your anything, your argument above would be absent from your consciousness and replaced with an indignant, "WTF do you think you're doing?"
I never ascribed that HE was taking the gold out of any sense of retribution. I only used those "bigger thefts' to explain why I was not morally outraged at his act. With theft happening all around us, and even built into our economic system, I find it hard to get angry at a guy who sees an opportunity and takes it.You yourself have expressed much outrage over certain arenas of theft. That is because you instinctively know that theft is wrong and morally reprehensible. But I think that you are letting your sense of "retribution" toward those government and financial entities cloud that fact that stealing is also wrong on an individual basis. To take from others because one is incensed about being robbed by those entities is a reprehensible thing, and logically quite flawed.