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    Re: Criminals Working At A Job

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    Considering that the latter feeds the former and that the former reinforces the latter, its all one and the same.
    Why I personally support its destruction

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    Re: Criminals Working At A Job

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenrir View Post
    Why I personally support its destruction
    Society or the justice system?

    I'll be honest a part of me wants to see everything scrapped so we can try again.

    A part of me is a dystopian masochist.
    I'm not one to ever pray for mercy
    Or to wish on pennies in the fountain or the shrine
    But that day you know I left my money
    And I thought of you only
    All that copper glowing fine

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    Re: Criminals Working At A Job

    Quote Originally Posted by Briton View Post
    I'll be honest a part of me wants to see everything scrapped so we can try again.
    Everything is in place to make things work, but people aren't using it. Until people actually DO start using it, tearing everything down will just recreate the problem - at the expense of much unhappiness for everybody.
    Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand.

    I can't do everything, but I can do something.

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    Re: Criminals Working At A Job

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    Everything is in place to make things work, but people aren't using it. Until people actually DO start using it, tearing everything down will just recreate the problem - at the expense of much unhappiness for everybody.
    Oh I know that, full well. But the ones who will lose the most are the ones I have least sympathy for, such as millionaire world leaders.
    I'm not one to ever pray for mercy
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    Re: Criminals Working At A Job

    Quote Originally Posted by Briton View Post
    Oh I know that, full well. But the ones who will lose the most are the ones I have least sympathy for, such as millionaire world leaders.
    You mean the people with private armies, and secure compounds or private, protected islands?

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    Re: Criminals Working At A Job

    Quote Originally Posted by Briton View Post
    Oh I know that, full well. But the ones who will lose the most are the ones I have least sympathy for, such as millionaire world leaders.
    In a system where a good chunk of the people are apathetic, that's not exactly true. This wouldn't be a socialist revolution. It would be a situation where opportunists could easily take power under the noses of everyone else, and that's very dangerous.

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    Re: Criminals Working At A Job

    Quote Originally Posted by DanieMarie View Post
    In a system where a good chunk of the people are apathetic, that's not exactly true. This wouldn't be a socialist revolution. It would be a situation where opportunists could easily take power under the noses of everyone else, and that's very dangerous.
    Hence me describing it as masochistic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    You mean the people with private armies, and secure compounds or private, protected islands?

    LOL
    In a world where paper money has no value, who are they going to hire? And why would these "private armies" be willing to work for nothing? It would be genuine anarchy.
    I'm not one to ever pray for mercy
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    Re: Criminals Working At A Job

    Quote Originally Posted by Briton View Post
    In a world where paper money has no value, who are they going to hire? And why would these "private armies" be willing to work for nothing? It would be genuine anarchy.
    Histoicaly, when rule of law breaks down, those who have the fortresses, military and equipment become warlords.

    How are their soldiers paid? The same way mercenaries are always paid - with the "right" to loot, rape, take slaves, engage in senseless acts of violence... The kinds of things that people who choose to kill for a living enjoy doing.
    Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand.

    I can't do everything, but I can do something.

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