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Old 09-16-2018, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Speaking on behalf of all ghetto minorities you have no idea how tough it is to walk past a Family Dollar and not ravage the establishment due to capitalism.

My go-to item to pillage was hand soap. You could find me running out of my local FD, copious amounts of soap in hand, screaming "This is for the proletariat! Down with the bourgeoisie!"
They provide a service to the people in that community.
Free market capitalism is something we should all strive for.
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Capitalism helps shape our society and its moralities.
Agreed. Free market capitalism.
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Agreed. Free market capitalism.
Ronald Reagan disagrees:


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rJFcpRxju2g


Also, the free market doesnít exist.
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Iíd like to see the stockpile of goods each looter was able to obtain from these little stores...Iím guessing beer and cigarettes were the big ticket items. If youíre gonna loot at least hit up a Walmart or Foot Locker.
$ stores sell beer and cigs?
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Japan
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They provide a service to the people in that community.
Free market capitalism is something we should all strive for.
They lure them with all their capitalist goodies. We need a purely socialist society without stores full of tempting treats and doodads. Rationed goods and uniforms for all!
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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The person who came up with the theory that poverty breeds crime needs to rethink the premise.

I was born just after the depression. Everyone in my town was having a hard time. Nobody turned into a thief. Doors were left unlocked.

My granny did not fear her neighbors.

Looting was unheard of.
I agree with you.
Its lack of morals and doing the right thing. Single parents can raise bright children who grow up to be honorable people. Its really based on HOW your raised. It doesn't matter if you come from poverty.

These people were thieves, who should have maybe been looking out for their neighbor -----not stealing during a major storm.
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:28 PM
 
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$ stores sell beer and cigs?
Itís amazing isnít it?
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:43 PM
 
Location: NY in body, Mayberry in spirit.
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Lowlifes who were born to understand material goods had monetary value, and were the only way to obtain freedom.

They were deprived from it by authoritarian capitalist who horde public goods, and now that people see the opportunity they degrade themselves to take it.

This is the fault of capitalism, not the looters.
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Yeah, because they were taught by our society that material goods are the only way to gain value in this world, and they are deprived to those who don't have capital.

Now they see an opportunity to obtain the goods that we say are valued more than human life, and you have the gall to judge them.

If this makes you angry, stop supporting capitalism.
It stuns me that a functioning adult could have this thought process.

I guess if they looted YOUR house, your response would be a little different.
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:44 PM
 
Location: NY in body, Mayberry in spirit.
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Stop speaking nonsense.

No one is claiming looting is good or justified.

But putting value on capital above labor leads to people to fight over capital when they have none. Material value is the root of all this greed. Take away monetary value,, and this wouldn't happen.
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Also, those store items were all public goods. If we did not centralize control of them, and limit their access to the population, then people wouldn't act violent to take them.
What planet are you posting from?
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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It stuns me that a functioning adult could have this thought process.

I guess if they looted YOUR house, your response would be a little different.
I never supported the looting. I’m offering an explanation to why it happened and how to stop it.

Edit: also, the store wasn’t the owner’s house. He niether operated nor controlled the goods that came in and out of the store, he just managed the distribution of the goods. Personal property does not apply.
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