Re: Future Technologies of Death

Yak Wax (
Fri, 2 Jan 1998 12:23:44 -0800 (PST)

All "crime" is based not on the act, but our need to punish it.
Without that need then we can use any negetive experience that happens
to us as reason to improve. Also, many of the reasons criminal (or
unwanted) behaviour occurs is because of the legal system (and our
need for revenge) and the fact that many people seem to think the
world owes them something (perhaps because we keep telling them it
does - the attitude of "..this is not right" causes much of what we
consider wrong.)


Harvey Newstrom <> wrote:
> At 5:04pm -0500 1/1/98, Yak Wax wrote:
> >Or maybe we could all get over the need for revenge, and reduce the
> >crime rate to *zero*
> Not all crime is based on revenge. I think most crimes are based on
> personal desire or need.
> - Theft, based on greed
> - Fraud, based on greed
> - Negligence, based on dangerous behavior
> - Rape and Abuse, based on sociopathic behavior
> - Tax and licensing and regulatory crimes, based on government
> irregularities
> - Victimless crimes, based on unapproved drug use, unapproved sex
acts, and
> unapproved entertainment.
> - Skill limitations, practicing medicine or law or some technical
> without licensing.
> __
> Harvey Newstrom (

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