Crime Speaks Out!

Is it comforting or disturbing
to learn how consistently humans
run to the same pattern
over centuries?

He who steals a belt buckle pays with his life. He who steals a state gets to be a feudal lord.

Chuang-Tzu 300 BCE est

What is the crime of robbing a bank
next to the crime of owning one?

Bertolt Brecht circa 1930

Some will rob you with a six gun
And some with a fountain pen...

Woody Guthrie
circa 1930

The worst crime is faking it.
Kurt Cobain 1990s

And who are the greater criminals--
those who sell the instruments of death,
or those who buy them and use them?

Robert Emmet Sherwood

Successful crime is dignified
with the name of virtue;
the good become the slaves
of the impious;
might makes right;
fear silences the power
of the law.

Behind every great fortune,
there is a crime.
Honore de Balzac


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