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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Justice is just another word for luck

I take you back to the O.J. Simpson trial. Blind? No! Rigged? Yes! The list of exonerated death row inmates continues to grow, and you can bet that on the other side, the list of murderers who were pronounced innocent is even bigger. Justice is blind...what does that even mean? Here's what Wikipedia has to say:

Since the 15th century, Lady Justice has often been depicted wearing a blindfold. The blindfold represents objectivity, in that justice is or should be meted out objectively, without fear or favour, regardless of money, wealth, fame, power, or identity; blind justice and impartiality.
Okay, that sounds good. Objectivity. Impartiality. I'm in favor of that. If that's the case, then why is it that celebrities almost always walk away free as a bird? I remind you again of O.J. Simpson. I remind you of Robert Blake, they're not the only celebrities who committed crimes and got away with it. It seems self-evident that money and power are the chief ways that criminals escape consequences.

But Wait! I thought justice was supposed to be blind? You know ... that whole Wikipedia canard about justice being meted out objectively without fear or FAVOR, regardless of MONEY, WEALTH, FAME, POWER, or IDENTITY? Lies and more lies concocted by liars and scam-artists intent on fleecing every cent and imposing as much injustice as the world can possibly bear.

Justice may be blind but she certainly seems to know quite well which side her bread is buttered on! The Wikipedia definition is a lie. Or a mistake. I'll grant that it's possible the citizen writers on Wikipedia have been misled and they're simply parroting the common deceitful delusion that perhaps you, yourself, subscribe to? It is beyond debate that the better your lawyer DREAM TEAM!™ is, the more likely you are to walk away scot-free from the crime you did commit.

So there you have it ladies and gentlemen. Justice today is simply might makes right. The ones who make the rules get to break the rules. Those who pay the piper, listen gleefully as he plays them a merry tune while they skip free, laughing as they go. Cynical, disgusting and wrong, are the adjectives I think best describe our system of justice.

Here's another example:
Traffic tickets are a multi-billion industry. They have virtually nothing to do with highway safety, but they have everything to do with money.

When you begin to grasp the full magnitude of the public and private interests that depend on ripping off motorists through traffic tickets, you begin to understand why this unethical system continues to expand every year.

No one knows how many traffic tickets are actually issued. Many local units of government deliberately hide this information so they don’t have to split their traffic ticket revenue with the state. Not including parking tickets, we can estimate that somewhere between 25 and 50 million traffic tickets are issued each year. Assuming an average ticket cost of $150.00, the total up front profit from tickets ranges from 3.75 to 7.5 billion dollars.

If just half of these tickets result in insurance surcharges (typically at least $300 over a period of three years), you can add another 3.75 to 7.5 billion dollars in profit for insurance companies. This is why insurance companies “care” so much traffic “safety” programs and are willing to donate millions of dollars worth of radar and laser guns to the police. For them, it’s simple: more tickets equal more money!

(Full disclosure: I haven't had a traffic ticket in more than a decade.)

I just have to say it. Justice isn't a fair-minded virginal lady innocently deciding a criminal's fate. She's a money-grubbing whore who gets off on inflicting pain and injustice. Her attendants who are the police, lawyers, judges, and of course the legislators who write the law itself, are complicit and guilty of crimes against humanity. Don't tell me they're following the law. That didn't absolve the Nazis from being guilty of crimes against humanity, and it doesn't absolve those who make a GAME of deciding a man's fate.

Consider the process. A jury pool is randomly selected. Hmmm. Sounds like the luck of the draw to me. A judge is picked. How is he picked? Does a defense attorney have the ability to pick the judge? I bet the expensive ones do. The prosecutor and the defense meet, they look at the evidence and then perhaps they make a deal. Less work for them means the defendant's life, his family's life, his career, his eventual prospects, his very fate is a poker chip on a casino table. That's justice?

Is it?

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