Who or what is to blame if a soccer Mom with a shoe fetish abandons her family for a stylishly shod mob boss?

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Who or what is to blame if a soccer Mom with a shoe fetish abandons her family for a stylishly shod mob boss?

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You can all picture the commonplace scene: a misplaced mob raid on a family home; a terrified soccer Mom, innocently cooking an omelette, soothed and then wooed by an elegant mafia-type mob boss, who whisks her away to a life of luxury where she can enjoy an Imelda Marcos-esque shoe library, but leaves behind a bewildered husband and kids who will never know the heartbreaking truth.

But who is to blame? If third world sweatshop slaves weren't so highly skilled at creating highly desirable footwear, none of this would have happened.

A follow up question: are absurdist scenarios replete with rhetorical flourishes always helpful in philosophic debates?
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Re: Who or what is to blame if a soccer Mom with a shoe fetish abandons her family for a stylishly shod mob boss?

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I am glad, Steve, but you haven't answered my questions.

If no one answers my ridiculous yet weirdly pertinent questions, I will have no choice but to ask even more absurd questions.

I could ask, as an example, if a bank robber uses the proceeds of her crime to enlist Russian hackers to render totally inoperative the US government, such that they are unable to ever again extract taxation from citizens, and as a result the people become free from the slavery they had endured for so long, should we view the bank robber as

a) a violent criminal with her heart in the right place, or

b) a true heroine who deserves a mountainside carved in her image?
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