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Ramblings and Digressions from out of left field, and beyond....

Location: Piedmont of Virginia, United States

All human history, and just about everything else as well, consists of a never-ending struggle against ignorance.

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Continuing Legacy of Injustice

When you think about it, it's no wonder that the laws carry so much injustice.   They are always made and enforced by people from largely one group, and the strange thing is that these men with such absolute power over everybody else are barfbags that any decent, intelligent person would otherwise never want to invite over for dinner.   They are so uniform not only in outlook but also in appearance that at times they all seem to be family members of the same clan, being that they are almost all male, middle-aged, crusty, and able to boast of European forebears, and they are characterized by the biases that they hold against all the other groups that their legislative and judicial power gives them the ability to exercise, ostensibly in the name of law and order, but in reality more in the name of maintaining the dominance  of their own group.

This is the same group that comprised the only inhabitants who were allowed to vote when the country was founded, and much of the civics in the U.S. since then has involved struggles to allow first one additional group, then another, and another, to enjoy what should be an automatic privilege of citizenship without the need for anyone to have to fight for it.

This is what is meant when the rightists of today yell and scream and roar and rage  about wanting "to take the country back."   They want to take it back all right -- all the way back to the late 18th century, when, after Independence,  injustice was still largely the law of the land, to be borne and endured by all but the favored few.



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