“In a closed society where everybody is guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.”
– Hunter S. thompson
Interesting. However, in a society, whether closed or not, it is not necessary that everyone is guilty. Especially because guilt is not for humans to decide, not in every case. So, IF one is guilty, yes the only crime is getting caught. But if one is sure that one is not guilty, one wont commit the supposed crime, and will not be under pressure to hide things. Yet if someone else accuses one of a crime (other than being caught), the burden of proof is on the prosecutor/accuser.
In a world of sinners and thieves, one who does not want to (and does not) sin or steal, is safe in their non-political bliss.