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If someone respects criminal's ability, is this ok?

For example, there is someone who respect Paul Joseph Goebbels's ability to incite the public. He knows that Goebbels is wrong, but thinks Goebbels's outstanding ability to brainwash deserves to be respected. How do you think about this, and why?

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    Sep 11 2013: Yes , there are so many examples like this if someone has a special special ability it can be used for both constructive and destructive purpose it truly depends on the individual. my favorite example is Frank William Abagnale who had the ability to find loophole in the system and exploited it his actions changed so many procedures in banks , airlines etc once he was caught he worked along FBI and caught other fraudsters using his ability which helped many law enforcement agencies, now he has a security consultancy agency where world famous banks come for his advice .

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