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Pretty funny response to my post, dhamien. My (only) point was that lawbreakers/rule breakers are all of us, and it's hypocritical to point fingers at others (in this case users...
06-18-2010, 09:21 AM #41
Pretty funny response to my post, dhamien. My (only) point was that lawbreakers/rule breakers are all of us, and it's hypocritical to point fingers at others (in this case users of illegal drugs) when you are also breaking rules (albeit rules YOU choose to break).
Had you actually spent a moment thinking about what I wrote instead of knee-jerking a response, you'd have noticed that nowhere in my post did I say we should follow rules. I actually said the opposite, because it seems to be human nature to do so. To assume that I "blindly follow any rules thrown at [me]" is both ridiculous and untrue. To say that I "rely on state-given rules to govern [my] life" is so far from reality as to be laughable (I am a federal felon for not doing so). To say I should "try thinking for myself for a change" is just blather from a young pup to an old guy. Grow up.
As to the quality of broken rule, I didn't even address that. Because, again, everyone breaks the rules they think they are allowed to break. Do I think parking illegally is worse than cheating on a spouse? Well, what if I parked illegally in front of an emergency room entrance, blocking it, and someone died because of my act. Is that worse than cheating on my spouse? It's not about WHAT you do, it's about EVERYONE doing what they WANT to do. He chose drugs. OK. So what? You do whatever you do (or are you so lily-white that you've never broken any rules or laws?). I bet when your mommy told you not to touch the hot stove, you didn't!
Again, my only point was that to denigrate/mock/act holier than thou to some poor hacker who is busted and found to have drugs is hypocritical. Anything else YOU read into my post is from your fervid mess of a mind. You idiot. (See, I can lower myself to your level.)
06-18-2010, 10:33 AM #42
You're dense, huh? The first two lines of your post was exactly what I was talking about in my previous post.
Saying that it's hypocritical means you put equal weight on any rule broken and doing so is stupid at best. If I pee in public I can get a fine, but that doesn't mean I'm in the same category as someone who has killed another person. Yes, we've both broken some kind of rule, but saying that I'm as morally corrupt as he is ... well, I don't even know what to say.
By the way, congratulations on being a felon. I have no idea why you put that in your post, but I guess it's something you want people to know about you.
06-18-2010, 11:22 AM #43
Again (AGAIN) you miss the point. People in glass house shouldn't through rocks. Everyone's guilty of something, so don't judge others. You seem to keep missing that part of what I am saying. That would make you the dense one.
No, I do not put equal weight on every action. That's not the point, or even what I am saying. Dense, again. That's two. YOU are doing that. I am saying, don't judge others. The guy had illegal drugs, how is that anyone's business? How does that make anyone superior to him?
I never said you were as "morally corrupt" as him. Just corrupt, as are we all. How is that a problem for you?
As for my felony, YOU were the one who started the whole "think for yourself" line of thought. Well, I did. It's probably too much for you to understand that you can refuse to do things society/the government tells you to do for moral reasons and take the fall for it. In my case, for religious reasons, I refused to fight in a foreign civil war in the 1960s and I am a federal felon for my actions. No biggie. I did what I had to do, they did the same. It's easy to sit at your computer and talk about morality in others' behavior, and a whole different thing to stand up for your own morals and deal with the consequences. Try it.
06-18-2010, 01:29 PM #44
I'm not missing the point, I just severely disagree with you. My point is that I'm right in feeling morally superior to someone who has broken some ethical law.
That's all on a more philosophical level though, as I'm not even against the guy described in the original post and don't think he did anything wrong. Though I don't agree with you when you say that it's never ok to point fingers at anyone.
All things aside, I do applaud you for your choice in the 60s (I'm personally against religion, but if it made you make this choice then in this situation I'm for). War is rarely right.
06-18-2010, 02:48 PM #45
Now we're getting somewhere, clarity is approaching!
My issue with "ethical law" is that it varies from culture to culture. What one culture might term "right" is totally "wrong" in another. Ethnocentricity is tough to deal with. And it can exist even within a culture, not just across cultures.
I'm glad you don't think the hacker did anything wrong. Neither do I. His only crime was to be dumb enough to get a media profile and have drugs in his house.
I don't like pointing fingers because it goes to the root of the "I'm better than you" feeling we all have. I try to avoid letting that part of me out, even though I admit I feel it.
Now I do think we should point fingers at dumb politicians, just because they have a public trust they abrogate and thus deserve our derision.
And, thank you for the last paragraph. However, I, too, am against Religion. I have, however, no issue with religion (sort of a God vs. god thing). Religion/spiritual belief/moral code/ethics all kind of fall into the same gray area. My stand was based on a spiritual or ethical belief that was presented as religious, because the government really doesn't understand those other words. If I'd used them, it would have confused them. "Ethical" and "Government" seem to be antithetical.
I'm glad we talked this out; even though we may still be apart in some area(s), mutual understanding of others' viewpoints is important and helpful.
Have a good day.
06-18-2010, 02:48 PM #46
I meant don't do s*** that's 100% illegal when you're in the spotlight. That's what don't taunt the law means dumba**
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06-18-2010, 04:04 PM #47
@ Sadsamurai: You hit most of it on the head for me. I've done all those drugs, minus extacy because it's always fake and I was a straight A student, I'm a hacker, and I'm far more intelligent than most of you haters saying drugs are bad. lol
And why do you even care what others do? I, as well as many others here, smoke pot all day, all the time. Don't smoke cigs. I'm literally as healthy as an ox. What do you have to say to me? Apple wouldn't dare plant drugs, it would come out and totally ruin them. FBI maybe, but not probable. All intelligent people in all of history have always experimented with augmenting mental perspectives, hallucinating for mental experiences and trips. George Washington kept marijuana in his personal garden. If you have never tried a substance, how are you to give any opinion about it. An honest opinion? You have been raised and lied to simply to keep you the way you are sweetheart. Close-minded and ignorant. Oblivious. You yourself are a law abiding citzen? ********. you burn CD's, hack Apple products illegally using a program to circumvent software. You lady, are a real criminal. How you like that? We're all considered criminals. Download music much? All drugs were very much legal at one point.
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06-19-2010, 10:31 AM #49
lili4311 makes me a sad panda
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06-19-2010, 01:01 PM #53
This is what did not get shown in the previous post:
06-19-2010, 01:10 PM #54
THANK YOU! it was hard trying it through my phone
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06-21-2010, 04:05 PM #56
o.O wow.. can I call it or what?All that Evil needs to succeed is for Good to do nothing
06-21-2010, 07:02 PM #57
wow i like like LSD i bought mine from him jk but i do like it
06-23-2010, 02:10 PM #58
I like how they come for one thing, then find illegal drugs, for personal use, in his private residence, and he gets in trouble for that. So nice to know that the system works like this. So what if he does drugs. So do 90% of your favorite bands.
Right and wrong don't exist, there are only cultural morals.
Wrong is only defined by that which is against written law, in the physical location you are in, at this point in time -- and it's ever changing.
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06-23-2010, 04:20 PM #59
We're all just toymakers in the game of life.
07-07-2010, 12:38 AM #60