Originally Posted by [OC]Pik4chu
No one, not a single person has any right to judge someone for what they chose to spend their money on. It is THEIR money, not yours, you want money spent the way you want it, use your own.
When you say "right to judge" it's not about judgement, it's about recognizing the fact that when 1 person has an inordinate amount of access to resources, it affects everyone else.
The programming that somehow collecting a million dollars however you can has no bearing on the lives of others is absolute propaganda; I must have assumed you were smarter than to buy into that?
Yes, that's right, to live these privileged lives based on material aquisition REQUIRES that other people suffer; it's all a matter of degree.
Just because you've resigned yourself to the comfortable abstraction of exploiting and causing suffering in people that you never meet, doesn't mean it isn't a topic worth discussing.
No, last I checked this was an AV forum, and as such, each of us (every single one of us) is free to discuss AV from any angle they choose; including ways that make you uncomfortable and challenge your accepted exploitations of others.
And when you post stuff like that in a thread that is about a home theater system, what you are doing is called trolling. You arent trying to show what is good for humanity or society or being noble in any way or whatever excuse you want to use to justify, you are trolling someone else's hard work and a person's choice to pay them for that work.
That's your opinion. On the other side of the coin, I see your post as trying to be the policeman of what is allowed to be discussed here; you have no right to do so.
As I see it, this discussion is very relevant to the topic, otherwise why include the cost in the title? Riddle me that Batman.