It's getting ridiculous.
First we have a man clearly guilty of double
homicide -- he was held legally responsible in civil court, remember --
getting off scott free, noodling about on golf courses, looking for the
Sometimes I think it's a wonder the man
didn't kill the dog too.
And of course there's a woman out there
(half his age) who's actually stupid enough to be dating him.
And she's white too.
But now we also have a spectacularly dark
and perverted family who did some genuinely awful things with a six-year-old
girl, and instead of the lynching they have coming the freaks are walking
free in Georgia.
Imagine. Being taken into a basement, abused,
beaten, and slowly strangled by a family member -- family, the ones
you trust, the ones who are supposed to protect you from this, the ones
you're supposed to feel safe with.
What did that poor child think as consciousness
ebbed? That she must be a very bad little girl for her parents to punish
Imagine that being your final mortal thought.
Still her killers walk free in society,
behaving for all the world as though they are completely innocent, unlike
their poor abused murdered little girl, who really was innocent.
What do the Ramseys and OJ have in common,
apart from the fact that they are diseased members of this species who
should be launched into the Sun before they're allowed to breed any more?
They're filthy, appallingly rich.
Money absolutely makes a difference here.
For some reason being a vile toad unworthy of licking the belly of a cockroach
is somehow made all right if you have seven figures or more stuffed under
Is it that in the US we idolize wealth
too much? Could be. Maybe we believe that if someone is truly, obscenely
rich there can't be anything really wrong with them, that somehow they
got all that money by being good people, that they deserve the assets they
have because of clean living.
What's really perverse about it is that
we continue to believe that, even in the face of overwhelming evidence
to the contrary.
Now mind you I am not saying there is necessarily
anything inherently wrong with having lots of money. There are plenty of
people out there -- the majority, in fact -- who've made quite a pile and
who are quite decent, honest and good folks.
However you've got to remember, too, that
having large amounts of money at your disposal can quickly separate you
from the masses, to the point you no longer feel connected to the people
And when that sense of connectedness becomes
too abstract, too tenuous, you might cease to care what the rest of the
world is like or is doing -- just wandering through life in your own solipsistic
little universe of one. Doing as you please.
But then again, why not?
After all, it's obvious that if you get
caught you can buy your way to freedom.
This has to cease.