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SnowCode wrote

Reply to comment by Zerush in Made a cloudflare account today by ziq

Stealing in a store and stealing in a house is nothing alike. If you go to large super markets and steal food, I don't think this is morally bad. I think buying that food and supporting a shitty corporation is less ethical than stealing stuff in it.

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metocin wrote

I would say it's not that different, it just depends on the store and house. Stealing from companies that exploit workers and make profits is okay, while stealing from an owner-operated 1 person business would be pretty wack unless theyre marking up insulin or something else similarly disgusting. Stealing from someone who is not rich (I understand thats a vague qualifier) is definitely wack, while stealing from rich people is a-okay in my opinion.

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flingwingin wrote

if everyone stole from people with more money, we'd already have bridged almost all economic inequality and the ability of the government to govern would be collapsed :^)

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Zerush wrote

If a poor person by necessity steals food in a supermarket it is certainly a sign that something is wrong in a society. But this does not turnit into a political activism, with this it does not harm the food lobbie, only the owner of a franchise that has rented it from a multinational. Political activism has to be aimed at the apex of the pyramid, not at errands who just want to make a living. That someone steals preserves in a supermarket or that someone steals a sack of rice in China, is irrelevant for those who caused this underlying problem, while taking their Daikiri on their yachts.

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