Monday, May 01, 2006

The Capitalist

I know this guy.  He fashions himself a capitalist; a free-marketer with the laissez-faire.  And he steals movies off of the internet.  Movies that aren’t yet on DVD, or maybe haven’t even been released.  He didn’t specify, but I believe he’s part of some network by which he knows the approximate date that he’ll be able to steal these movies for his own personal usage.  He might not even like the movies, but he likes to get them for free.  And he fashions himself a capitalist.  Typical.

The main thing to remember is that they’re not for fair exchange or even free-markets; they just want to keep the advantages for themselves.


Sage said...

This guy I know also downloads movies before they're on DVD. Apparently, you can get access to them even before they're in the theatres. They're for reviewers and usually have some corner blurred or something else wrong with them, but they're still watchable (so I've been told).

But he's calls himself a socialist. Is that better? He's got a *need* for the film and he's taking from those with the *ability* to provide the film. All good?

(I completely agree with your main point, I just want to see what you'll do with this.)

bibblesnæð said...

Remember how big conservatives were on Enron before it went under?
You don't hear them talking about it much anymore. You've hit upon the real flaw in todays conservatives:
They're really socialists, only they want to distribute wealth upwards. They sympathize with Walmart and hereditary billionaires instead of with people struggling to get by and put "food on their families," as our useless president put it.

Mickey Finn said...

The recently departed John Kenneth Galbraith famously remarked, “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. “