Social Theft

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Beez

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Michael, Archie, neighbor Irene, and Edith, discussing social theft, All in the Family, 1975 February 8
"The Stivics show Archie the error of his ways after he "borrows" nails and an electric drill from work."

Michael: I guess I'm a victim of the system, too.
Archie: Oh, oh-oh, listen to this guy. When he takes something, he's a poor victim. And when I take something, I'm a crook. . . . Let me remind you of something there, Meathead. Like the Good Book says, "Let him who is without sin be the rollin' stone." . . .
Michael: Hey, at least I admitted I was wrong. That's more than I can say for you! That's the problem with the world. Nobody even knows when they've done the wrong thing.
Archie: Well, maybe what the world needs is a whole new set of commandments. Why don't you climb a mountain and write some? . . . .
Archie: Let's have an end to this whole thing now. I say case closed.
Michael: But Arch, you don't understand what we're trying to talk about.
Archie: Will you shush up? . . . . Wait a minute there, Irene. There's something there I don't understand.
Irene: What don't you understand?
Archie: I don't understand what you are doing with a company pen!
Irene: What?
Archie: Here, here! (Taking the pen) It says there, "Pendergast Tool and Dye Company"! How long have you been stealing pens, Irene?
Irene (grabbing the pen from Archie): I didn't steal that!
Archie: Woah-woah-woah! Then how come you got that?
Edith: I gave it to her! You've got a whole drawer full of them!
Michael: Ma, when Archie goes into all that double-talk, do you ever buy that?
Edith: I don't have to buy it -- it's free.
 

zeroturbulence

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I think i found that episode! :D Funny show! I used to watch it everyday :D

[video=youtube;cJEU5xNt0jM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJEU5xNt0jM[/video]
 
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blue_ladybug

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RIP Jean Stapleton and Carroll O'Connor. :)
 

Beez

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Archie: Ya know it doesn't do ya no good to have immortal enemies down at work.
 

Prov910

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That was a great show. Really brought a lot of issues into the nation's conversation. :)
 

Beez

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Sometimes, my husband and I disagree about giving:
He believes we should give freely to all persons who ask when we can safely stop and give;
I believe that we should not give unless we are somewhat sure that the person is honest about their need.

He gives candy bars.
I give a little meal.

He occasionally gives money.
I refuse to give money.

It is sometimes hard to know what the right responses should be.
Although I think about the things in this post, he and I don't talk about them often: I am just glad we can give.