Friday, July 19, 2013
A government cannot long survive if the people whom it governs lose faith in its ability to resolve disputes peacefully and equitably.
The tragedy in Sanford and our experience that Crane-Station and I are recounting in Frog Gravy are but two examples of the failure of our judicial system. Many of you have your own experiences or you know people who have suffered similar misfortune.
Our courts are failing.
The highest court in our land, the United States Supreme Court, has become a disgraceful hall of shame favoring corporations and the rich people who own them over the rights of individuals with decisions like Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission upholding the rights of corporations to make political expenditures under the First Amendment, and Shelby County v. Attorney General Eric Holder, which effectively struck down the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Meanwhile, our government fights an endless war everywhere against an invisible foe for dominion and control over all of the precious natural resources of the world, including people, to exploit them in service to corporate greed, and it uses this war as an excuse to eliminate all of our liberties.
Look around my friends and tell me what you see.
I see the appearance of liberty and the appearance of justice.
I do not see liberty or justice.
We are truly lost when a psychopath posing as a neighborhood watch captain can strap on a gun, hunt down and slaughter a child in cold blood and the legal system finds him not guilty behind providing the appearance of justice.
That trial was not a real trial.
Real justice is blind and she exists for everyone regardless of race, gender, economic class, political philosophy or religious belief.
You will not find her in a corporation board room.
Pray that she may yet be found in a courtroom somewhere.
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