May 09, 2006
Anybody who believes that this crap is a "Robin Hood" type of crime is a blithering idiot. Unfortunately, we have a lot of those in the world today.
Last week the well-heeled citizens of Hamburg's Altona district got a taste of their antics when 30 of them marched into the city's luxury "Fresh Paradise Goedeken" supermarket and walked out five minutes later with US$15,000 ($23,600) worth of stolen goods. ... The incident was the latest attack perpetrated by this Robin Hood-style gang of so-called "Spontis", whose activities have alarmed and baffled the Hamburg police and the city's well-to-do.
Let's correct a minor misconception here before romanticizing the actions of a bunch of scumbag thieves. Robin Hood DID NOT "rob from the rich and give to the poor." He relieved the king's TAX COLLECTORS of booty they took from the common folk, and he returned it to those who were robbed by government in the first place. That's a far cry from stealing steaks from an upscale grocery store.
A TRUE modern-day Robin Hood would target the Internal Revenue Service or the local tax-man--- NOT "the rich." Robin Hood was NOT a champion of income redistribution as so many ignorant, hate-the-rich dickweeds like to believe. He was a tax rebel, not a starry-eyed socialist.
I hate to see his name slandered by genuine thieves.
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