We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Does the Justice System Actually Dispense Justice ... Or Does It Just Serve the Powers-That-Be, Like the Other Branches of Government?

from Washington's Blog.
You know that Congress and the White House are acting like lapdogs to the powers-that-be. The question is whether the judiciary is really that different.
This brilliant liberal blogger has amassed considerable evidence in this article to support his thesis that the US legal system is another tool of the ruling class. Of course, one doesn't use the term "ruling class" in polite company in the US. You see, this term is associated with Marxism and we all know--especially in the US--that Marxism is evil. US thought control program also bans the  word "capitalism"; instead we are permitted to use terms like "market economy", "private enterprise", "free markets", etc. Thus liberals use euphemisms which like fig-leaves hide the obscenities of capitalism. 

It appears that he regards this phenomenon as recent and confined to institutions of government. He apparently doesn't know, or is unwilling to admit, that the "powers-that-be" have always dominated all institutions--education, mass media, Hollywood films, other mass produced entertainment, etc as well as government.