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by Rob72
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Anti-gun propaganda and other lies!
Topic: Dicks destroys $5 million worth of weapons
Replies: 36
Views: 4266

Re: Dicks destroys $5 million worth of weapons

hondo44 wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:41 am
Rob72 wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:55 am
uthornsfan wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:37 pm
I think it is refreshing that someone is actually standing up for what they believe in. Even if it isn't popular or fiscally responsible why are people so butt hurt here about it?

If more people thought less about money and more about their convictions we would probably be better off.

Our beliefs here aren't more important than anyone else's whether they are the same or different than our own.
Do you believe that human beings have rights, including the right to be free from oppression? If so, this argument is a non-sequiter, based in moral relativism. The issue for those that believe in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, is that Dicks (among others) is perfectly happy to sacrifice profit to their idea that the common citizens have the "right" to some toys and pretty-shineys, as long as they stay within Humanistically prescribed standards. My experience with human beings does not allow me to believe that our inherent nature is, "good," or capable of elevating our condition in any transcendental way.
The only non sequitur here is the assumption that Dicks or any corporations have a belief system. Dicks is a corporation. Corporations don't "believe" anything. The only responsibility corporations have is to maximize value for their shareholders.
Human institutions are the embodiment of human values and intentions, e.g., "beliefs". A cooperative effort cannot exist in the absence of a shared core belief(s). This is true whether it is a government or a corporation.

In this instance, Dick's is not solely in pursuit of profit engaging activities, but in pursuit of an ideal.
by Rob72
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Anti-gun propaganda and other lies!
Topic: Dicks destroys $5 million worth of weapons
Replies: 36
Views: 4266

Re: Dicks destroys $5 million worth of weapons

uthornsfan wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:37 pm
I think it is refreshing that someone is actually standing up for what they believe in. Even if it isn't popular or fiscally responsible why are people so butt hurt here about it?

If more people thought less about money and more about their convictions we would probably be better off.

Our beliefs here aren't more important than anyone else's whether they are the same or different than our own.
Do you believe that human beings have rights, including the right to be free from oppression? If so, this argument is a non-sequiter, based in moral relativism. The issue for those that believe in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, is that Dicks (among others) is perfectly happy to sacrifice profit to their idea that the common citizens have the "right" to some toys and pretty-shineys, as long as they stay within Humanistically prescribed standards. My experience with human beings does not allow me to believe that our inherent nature is, "good," or capable of elevating our condition in any transcendental way.

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