14 February 2021

Justice

A man went into a grocery store. The store clerk believed that he had paid for his small purchases with a fake twenty dollar bill. The clerk called the police. They arrived quickly and forced the fellow to the ground in the street just outside the grocery store. They knelt on his neck and though he said repeatedly, "I can't breathe!" they killed him. He was black.

Another man organised a "Save America" rally outside The White House on the very day that Mr Biden's successful presidential bid was to be officially endorsed in the US Capitol. He fired up the crowd of malcontents, ignorant thugs and fake patriots and sent them to The Capitol. In disturbing riotous scenes, five people died including a police officer. The police did not even arrest the man. In fact, he got away with it scot free and  had the audacity to later say that he was the victim of a "witch hunt" -  flipping  morality on its head. He is - believe it or not - white. 

Yesterday, in the very same Capitol building,  a majority of senators found this guy guilty of incitement to insurrection but the dumb rules required a two thirds majority to convict the megalomaniac. 

If this is what you call justice then I am a 🍌!

34 comments:

  1. Between the Electoral College fiasco and the partisan voting - I simply don't understand how the US can ever call themselves a "Great Democracy" or "The Leaders of the Free World" - the Republican members of the Senate are a disgrace. And yes, this is an opinion of someone outside of the US - we look upon this past year with horror and dismay - just unbelievable.

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    1. The horror and the ugliness goes on. Trump still casts his frightening shadow on America and the rest of the world.

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  2. It was not justice. But never has America been given such a clear view of our enemy. They will see our nation destroyed before the lose their grip on power. It is horrifying

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    1. At least Mr Biden sought to detach himself from the process. I think that was an intelligent move.

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  3. Neil, you are not a banana and neither am I but there is so much wrong with what you have written. The view from 40,000 feet, or through the eyes of what are called the mainstream media, only furthers a particular narrative and rarely reflects truth as seen close up. You have drunk the Kool-Aid and joined the ranks of what Stalin called “useful idiots”. The “dumb rules” to which you refer are the United States Constitution, made necessary by certain reprehensible acts of your own illustrious country. God save the Queen and Meghan Markle.

    If I seem a little rancorous it is because I have not had my morning coffee.

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    1. I see what has happened clearly - without any assistance from Kool-Aid which is not readily available in England.

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  4. The rich and powerful have their own version of justice while the poor have another. It's sickening.

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    1. That is true. There are different rules.

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  5. You can only imagine how we feel here. Did you see Mitch McConnell's speech? And yet, he voted to acquit.

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    1. Yes. I did hear McConnell's strong words of condemnation. Very strange.

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  6. No one calls it justice. It's called politics.

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  7. Absolutely mind boggling! How bad does it have to get before This turns around? Well, it looks like it doesn't matter how bad things can get. the rules favor the bullies. I fear a spillover of these behaviors. Very negative things are happening here too.

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    1. Where would they draw the line? As you suggest, maybe nowhere. Trump has got away with tax evasion, blatant sexism, lies and bribery - just as examples.

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  8. It's exactly what I knew would happen. Once again a nation is shamed and embarrassed. The GOP is full of traitors and fascists and they have blood on their hands. I hope their party never recovers.

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    1. Most of them seemed to be focused solely on their own political futures - not upon what was right and proper.

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    1. Shame I have so little of the stuff.

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  10. It stinks like most governments. One rule for them and one for us.

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  11. Even tho I knew very well that it was coming, I am still upset and unbelieving. They were trying to find his Vice President in order to HANG him!! We are all lost over here, brother.

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    1. Trump still casts his ugly shadow. It is hard to move on.

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  12. We knew this would happen but still it makes me sick. I seriously wonder if it had been a secret ballot that the outcome would have been much different. A few of those Senators hold very selfish agendas. However, many of the Senators have been threatened and are afraid for themselves and their families. The Proud Boys and a few other similar groups have made them afraid to cross Trump. Yes, it is very wrong.

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    1. You are right - a secret ballot would have made all the difference.

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  13. As you so rightly say, YP. - the horrible man casts a long shadow - a very long one. The results are horrifying, but sadly not completely unexpected. He will now be convinced that he is above and beyond the law. Will he now marshall his cronies and misguided followers, and commit acts of treason against America's Democracy, and get off scot free yet again? Will he stage a take-over and if successful, re-write the Constitution and pronounce himself everlasting leader?

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    1. The guy is fat and does not eat well. He could easily drop dead before very long.

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  14. I hope not too many children know this story about how evil triumphed over goodness and common decency. It is a terrible example to them.

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    1. Good point Andrew. It is the responsibility of older generations to set good examples for the young.

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  15. The colonies apparently have a long way to go.

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    1. We now have a royal prince living in America pre-empting your return to British rule. It is rumoured that one of the monarch's first orders will be the burning of the previous president on a stake.

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  16. I believe that justice always happens, even if it takes a very long time.

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    1. I hope you are right in this instance Kylie.

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  17. My son and I were discussing the situation in the U.S. and he voiced the opinion that the country may already be experiencing the civil war that some have worried will happen. It looks different from the first civil war but it seems to be a war indeed. The country is deeply divided with no apparent prospect of settling its differences anytime soon. And as Steve said, it's driven by politics. It's very worrying.

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    1. Your neighbours make a lot of noise don't they? Please bang on the wall and tell them to keep quiet.

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