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undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:43 PM
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3. Poverty desperation deprivation
along with a disaster like Katrina it creates the desire to loot..When you have lost it all and never HAD anything to begin with while the TV,your friends,the culture all tells you and conditions you to think you must have___ to be someone special in this wealth based pecking order,you might be tempted to steal. A poor person or working poor person would never afford a luxury item anyway, not on two minimum wage jobs and rent and prices kept at just so levels that the poor NEVER can afford a taste of what the rich take for granted. In a culture that HATES sharing and hates equality and is as racist .classist and hierarchical like ours I'm surprised more people don't steal stuff to ease their own suffering and feelings of inferiority ..Inequality and desperation,creates theft.Add in trauma and disaster and it is going to happen. Systematically oppressed and deprived people will break " rich man rules" when the dominator's soldiers are not there to stomp them into fearful obedience.. or "order".
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