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01 June 2014 @ 07:41 am
Confirming evidence  
Marvelous horrible example of "this awful news is really about my idee fixe." I am no longer a libertarian, but I still like their idea that saying it's OK for the poor to steal because the rich have all the money is like saying it's OK for men to rape because women have all the pussy.

Thanx to andrewducker
Kalimac: puzzlekalimac on June 1st, 2014 05:26 pm (UTC)
Exactly what is the rape-oriented equivalent of overpaid CEOs and exploited workers, of bankers manipulating the economy and of mortgage foreclosures?
El Coyote Gordo: ironysupergee on June 1st, 2014 05:38 pm (UTC)
I don't think the analogy covers that. There are unjustly rich people, but I don't accept a freelance right to take from them by force.
Kalimackalimac on June 1st, 2014 05:48 pm (UTC)
The argument you were proposing to refute is "it's OK for the poor to steal because the rich have all the money." My comment concerns why they have all the money. I think that's relevant to any discussion of why some people consider themselves justified in taking it.

Rapists have arguments as to why they're justified in raping, too. If the money arguments can't be refuted along the same lines that the rape arguments can, the whole analogy is so limited as to be useless and misleading.