Some Stories Of Bootleggers, Smugglers And Entrepreneurs Of The Black Market

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Why study and learn what an assortment of crooks id in the past? Certainly, not to applaud their crimes but knowing a little bit more may help us learn a little bit more about urban survival techniques, what works, what doesn't work and why.

Natural phenomena are not moral facts and at the bottom, the base, the fundamental parts of our existence within a society, we are beings that function thanks to nature and nothing else: How or body works in a biological or physiological sense depends on natural laws and phenomena, and not in laws passed by parliament. Intellectual abstractions, morality, ethics, philosophy and even law and order come afterwards, as a consequence of our ability to survive. Thus, what is written in paper cannot be more important than life; survival is the single most important thing for every living thing.

The underworld that is characteristic of crime is not commendable indeed, but that doesn't mean that there are no lessons to learn from it. Our intention here and now is not to applaud crime, nor to learn how to prevent it, neither to judge it. We want to learn something from the verified stories - not myths - that are interesting within the context of urban survival. Investigating and reading about the ways in which some criminals planned their deeds, how they perpetrated their crimes, what went right and wrong for them and even how illegal or illegitimate activities became normal jobs or enterprises carries a lot of lessons for the urban survivalist because in their own way, crooks do have to survive in a hostile environment.

A honest, urban-dwelling survivor may have to confront a hostile situation in his own backyard without having done anything antisocial to deserve a punishing treatment. Dictatorships, invading armies, economic crises or natural disasters could turn any pacific, quiet suburban neighbourhood into hell on earth in a matter of minutes. So one is not committing a crime by learning from criminals how to survive against all odds; the law, scruples and more importantly, the reality of each situation will dictate what stands as acceptable and what doesn't.

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