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    Default Are people more oppressed by crime or inequality?

    Are people more oppressed by crime and criminals in their communities or inequality and structural injustices?

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    Inequality. Inequality is a daily occurrence; crime is not.
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    The latter, obviously. When people aren't oppressed and depressed, they're more likely to ensure their communities are kept safe. Even though I'm not a huge fan of Maslow's gross oversimplification, for the purposes of this thread, it will do.



    Notice how safety and love/belonging (community pride) are above basic physiological needs (shelter, water, clothing for warmth, etc.)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bechimo View Post
    The latter, obviously. When people aren't oppressed and depressed, they're more likely to ensure their communities are kept safe. Even though I'm not a huge fan of Maslow's gross oversimplification, for the purposes of this thread, it will do.



    Notice how safety and love/belonging (community pride) are above basic physiological needs (shelter, water, clothing for warmth, etc.)?
    How did you form your opinions about Maslow? Have you read his books or just read about his thinking second hand?

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    Can't speak for other nations but "structural injustices" in the USA are largely imagined. The wage gap between men and women for example is entirely imaginary. Inequality is mostly a function of personal choices, upbringing, poor work habits, laziness, etc. Basically, inequality exists because people are free to be bums and obsessive workers and that's not a bad thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tellenbach View Post
    Can't speak for other nations but "structural injustices" in the USA are largely imagined. The wage gap between men and women for example is entirely imaginary. Inequality is mostly a function of personal choices, upbringing, poor work habits, laziness, etc. Basically, inequality exists because people are free to be bums and obsessive workers and that's not a bad thing.
    That wasn't the question, though.
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    Since one is imaginary and the other is real, I'd have thought my answer is obvious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Survive & Stay Free View Post
    Are people more oppressed by crime and criminals in their communities or inequality and structural injustices?
    The latter. It is consistent/systemic, whereas the former is sporadic. They also are not unrelated.
    I've been called a criminal, a terrorist, and a threat to the known universe. But everything you were told is a lie. The truth is, they've taken our freedom, our home, and our future. The time has come for all humanity to take a stand...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Survive & Stay Free View Post
    Are people more oppressed by crime and criminals in their communities or inequality and structural injustices?
    Most people are oppressed by their own stupidity. That's just the way it is...and I'm not excluding myself.

    Only a snowflake cupcake blames almost anything in life on something external, on something outside of themselves.

    Crime and criminality, well there is technology available that will allow for a person to weigh and measure the risk.

    Inequality and structural injustice? Who in the hell on the face of this entire planet doesn't encounter that? I mean seriously are folks so focused contemplating the gruff of their own anus, they simply can't see what's outside of their own limited realm?

    Whatever...yup, whatever...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tellenbach View Post
    Since one is imaginary and the other is real, I'd have thought my answer is obvious.
    Crime is real man.
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