Yes they did- they stole gold from Skypiea, I mean THE CAPTAIN SAID IT DAMNIT!
Though if you come to think about it…..non of the Skypiea residents might've known about the gold Luffy & co. stole from there ^_^;;;.
Umm OK how about taking the Foxy Pirates' flag? I mean isn't that 'evil'?
Well if you think about it, since Luffy thought of it as stealing, that makes it evil in intent.
War is often referred to as a 'necessary evil';indeed, the phrase is used so often as to soften the sense of two seperate words into a single phrase, one whose meaning is glossed over by political diatribe in favor of following their own course of action with justification from those who must pay the most for it. Necessary has the meaning of being vital to a thing's existance; evil refers to a complete abandonment of morality and restraint in favor of personal gratification, especially at the cost of others. 'Necessary Evil', then, can be understood as something done for one's own survival, but at the cost of the survival of another, often without prior aggression on the part of the deceased.
Much has been said by people arguing in favor of as well as against the use of the atomic bomb in Japan.Much less is said about the Bat-Bomb. Perhaps because the notion of the Bat-Bomb is so repellant.
Essentially, a few dozen bats would have incindiary devices attatched to them and then be placed inside tubes in a large metal container. The container would then be dropped off of a B-29 or similar bomber over targets during daytime bombing runs. A small explosive would break open the container, setting the bats free. Instinctively, the bats would flee the sunlight and seek shelter in the nearest dark crevices. Since the bombers' targets were in areas of moderate population density, these crevices were typically the eaves of houses. Most Japanese homes at this time were still constructed in the traditional fashion: Rice paper made up both doors and walls, and ceilings were usually of thatch. All highly combustible. When the timers went off, the bats exploded in a fiery death along with the roof of whatever unfortunate house they had sheltered in. In this way, large settlement for the purposes of training or housing factory workers could be dissuaded.
The bat bomb was also a massive failure; no test actually worked. The bats were put in frozen hibernation before they were released, and they woke too slowly to be used as a weapon.
Some military tacticians would argue that the Bat-Bomb was a 'necessary evil', as they argue that all war is. I wholeheartedly agree. It is evil by the sheer brutality of the act. It is necessary because human beings are fundamentally stupid creatures that cannot behave civilly in large groups. That online forums have yet to produce a string of gruesome, retaliatory murders is a wonder to me, and perhaps a testament that humans are beginning to mature socially as well as technologically. It is encouraging to think so.
No, it's a testament that countries advanced enough to produce electricity by and large have matured socially.
If you want to gety down to it, in Saudi Arabia (for example) it probably would result in retaliatory killings. Then again tribal killing is so common in a country like that, who'd notice?
Society has not matured evenly; it even occasionally regresses. Arabia was once the central focus of mathematics, art, culture, peace, and religious tolerance. Then the Shi'ites came. But that's a story for another time.
The point I'm trying to make is that you can't unilaterally say we're all maturing. America, the UK, japan, and China are all maturing. Most of the middle east is still very immature, and large portions of Europe seem to be going backwards (France)