Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Myth of Justice

George Bush has been making promises to bring various terrorists, villains and ne'er-do-wells "to justice" for the past eight years. It has been an empty threat of his that placated his supporters, but never really carried much weight. In America, Justice is not only blind, she's a whore that pleases the one with the deepest pockets. Bernie Madoff fleeced hundreds of people for B-B-BILLIONS of dollars. People killed themselves because their life's savings were flushed down the toilet. He ruined lives. Today he's sitting in a posh Manhattan apartment, with all the amenities and toys he could ask for, awaiting trial. He's trying to hide whatever assets he has left (passing millions off to his wife, mailing jewelry to relatives, etc.)

At worst, he'll pay $5M in fines and serve 20 years in prison. Not Attica or San Quentin, mind you. He'll sit in some club med for guys who got caught. Is that just?!? He's the Charles Manson of white collar crime! ~~SEGUE~~

Now Roman Polanksi is trying absolve himself for.. what was it he did again? Oh yeah.. he used champagne and quaaludes to coax a 13 year old girl to have sex with him.

I don't care that it happened over 30 years ago. I don't care that he settled a civil suit with her out of court. I don't care what the victim is saying to support him now that she's the ripe old age of 45. I don't care that he was still grieving for his murdered wife.

What he did was wrong in 1977 and it's wrong today. The only difference between him and Gary Glitter was gender and quantity. The punishment, exile from the US, fit the crime. To overturn it now would be.. sadly predictable.


Kup said...

It was the 70's dude...relax.

Dick Tremayne said...

When did you join the FLDS Sal?

Kup said...

I joined the FLDS on Sunday. I decided it was a new week and I wanted a fresh start. Please do not persecute me.

Randal Graves said...

Just remember, little Emma Watson is now of legal age.