Saturday, January 29, 2011

Hypothetically

It is 1933. You are in Berlin, Germany. Somehow, you find yourself in a position where you can effortlessly steal Adolf Hitler's wallet. This theft will not effect Hitler's rise to power, the nature of World War II, or the Holocaust. There is no important identification in the wallet, but the act will cost Hitler forty Reichsmarks and completely ruin his evening. You do not need the money. The odds that you will be caught committing this crime are less than 2 percent. Are you ethically obligated to steal Hitler's wallet?

36 comments:

  1. Yeah, I would. Hitler's a jerk.

    http://cg-illumination.blogspot.com/

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  2. I don't feel obligated to, but I think I'd still do it.

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  3. You're not obliged but I'd do it for the lulz.

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  4. i am! i would steal his stupid beard.... if i could :)

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  5. Of course. It's Hitler. Who knows what else he's got in there!

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  6. not morally but would still do it following

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  7. by the way i didn't write this scenario. i got it from a friend. for the record my response was:

    how do you know if doesnt effect things? maybe you steal his wallet and he blames jews, causes the holocaust and then years later you don't think that's what caused it, so you go back in time and steal his wallet because in the world you already created it seems inconsequencial. it's a time paradox. if future you does that in the past, current you won't know that you did it, until you do it. then again, i'd probably still do it for lulz.

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  8. its like peeking into Darth Vader's diary, you just have to,

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  9. i dont feel obligated to and im not sure if i actually would. That would change all of history for better or for worse. Its a really tough call.

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  10. Sure, why not? With my luck, I'd probably get caught, though.

    I think I would also leave some hipster hitler comics strewn about, too.

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  11. Yeah I'd take it, stick it to Hitler for an evening.

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  12. A chance to be a dick to Hitler?
    Of course!
    The biggest asshole in history deserves it.

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  13. anon he was already blaming the jews because of the following from his younger years. i would do it. eff it.

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  14. I'd piss in it, then put it back. Following this.

    http://inhisownsight.blogspot.com/

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  15. Well, given all the info, I would not do it. Ethically obliged to steal, yet it makes no change whatsoever on the outcome that we all know? Meh, I'd rather take the chance and put some deadly chemical instead of stealing some cash.

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  16. I wouldn't do it, america would never have become a global superpower and I wouldn't have an awesome life

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  17. good mix of answers so far, it seems most people would do it, but i kinda figured that.

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  18. Hell yeah. Free money, and get to ruin his night.

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  19. I think that if you view it from a purely ethical standpoint, no, you aren't obligated to steal his wallet. IF LIFE WAS FALLOUT YOU COULD JUST PUT A LANDMINE IN HIS POCKET :C

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  20. I take it. I mean what the hell, it's Hitler and you just made 40 bucks. i say fuck him and lets hit the bar.

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  21. I'd actually go with mugging him at gunpoint and killing him.
    I know it'll be easier to just take the wallet, but oh well.

    I want to know what happens if he never got power.

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  22. By the way you blog is awesome and i cant wait to read more stuff like this and pit in my opinions.

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  23. Ya, then sell it years latter and make bank, thats what i'd do anyway

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  24. @codgirl
    thanks for the compliment! i'll try to keep posting good stuff.

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  25. I would take that wallet so fast his head would spin. Loving this blog man!

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  26. Murphy's Law dictates that I would get caught, so I wouldnt

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  27. Funny pic hahaha.
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  28. You're still causing pain on a human, just because Hitler was misguided doesn't mean that he wasn't facing the hardest struggle of his life. And how much of this was to blame on his regime and his meth psychosis? For all you know he could have just been a drugged up frontman with way more than he should have had. He deserved to be stopped, not tortured. Plus, is he really gonna give a fuck about 40 bucks?

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  29. good job gamer girl. i think that was one of the best thought out responses to this topic.

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  30. I would not feel obligated because hitler would just print up more fiat reichmarks to cover his loss. But I'd certainly want to do it anyway. :)

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