We all know there have been three systems of justice in the U.S. for a very long time.
There was the system for the rich and powerful, the system for whites, and the system for people of color. Depending on which system you fell into would lead to whether you did jail time and which jail you’d be placed in for the duration of your sentence.
Rich people might get a fine, very little jail time, and if there was jail time, it just might be “home” jail. A white person would likely end up in jail, but for a sentence “appropriate” for white people. But a person of color, well, the person of color most likely would be given a high bail amount (if even given the opportunity for bail), would have almost 100% chance of doing jail time, and very high chance of the sentence being harsher than for any other class or people.
Well, now we have a fourth system of justice. One for politicians and the insurrectionists who do their bidding. In many ways, this is the most egregious of all. This is one in which the politician receives no penalty or consequence. In fact, they get to go on TV and social media talking about being canceled, or it isn’t their fault, or we just need to forgive, forget, and move on. Their elected peers might say something negative about the behavior, a local newspaper might call for their resignation, and they might lose a few donors. The horrors of these penalties.
However, they are also well rewarded. These politicians get to keep their jobs and their pay. They get to keep spewing their lies and vitriol via traditional and social media. Other donors step-up with funds. Many of their like minded peers support them and even tell us we are being too hard on their friends. They keep their committee standings and even get to vote to convict (or not) an impeached president, even though they supported said president and helped stir the pot of divisiveness.
The insurrectionists who supported the above said politicians are also getting a pretty good deal. A lot, but not all, of them are actually being arrested. They are actually having to enter a plea before a judge. But, so far at least, most of them are being released to their mama’s, or getting special food in jail, or just get to walk out of jail, even though they just attempted to overthrow the government and do grave harm to the above privileged politicians, to be out in the public to continue to plan and scheme, knowing in the end, they might not even have to do any real jail time.
Are you as angry about politicians having no consequences, and the insurrectionists being treated with such kid gloves, as I continue to be? My blood pressure increases dramatically whenever I see or hear about one of these people, seeing them getting their moment of fame on TV, and still walking about with the arrogance of someone who knows nothing will actually be done about their actions. This is sending the message of what one can get away with doing, almost overthrow the government, but hey, who cares, let’s just move on.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready to move on. I want each and every one of them to have their day in court, and since there are recordings of their actions, see real justice, full justice, applied without prejudice, to send a real come-to-Jesus message this kind of behavior will not be tolerated. Not then, not now, not ever.
If real justice is not handed down, there is little doubt it will happen again. This is justice not only for those who stormed and breached the Capitol Building, but also the politicians who fermented the Big Lie and egged the insurrectionist on, and helped them from inside during the actual event based on evidence that is coming out. If we want democracy to be safe, then there must be justice before unity.
There are seven senators, 139 representatives, and 800 seditionists which need to be served justice.
Then I’ll be all for unity, and so will the majority of the American people.
Until then, stay mad, stay active, and demand accountability!