Why isn't the Hillary Clinton decision surprising? According to many experts, she was guilty.
Former NSA and CIA director: "whether [Clinton] enjoys ‘elite immunity,’ we don’t
It seems a majority of Americans believe that Michael Hayden was right about his "elite immunity" insinuation. I have what I believe is a profound
Isn't "elite immunity" the norm among all people? (I realize that possibly one in a hundred people have true unyielding morality, but I believe
they're so few that it's not worth considering).
Here's an example that illustrates how I see "elite immunity" as being common in the world:
I have a family member who has committed theft against me three separate times. Am I going to try to have that person prosecuted for theft against me?
Of course not. Theft is nothing compared to what that person has done for me over the course of my life.
Consider it from the point of view of the elite. Allowing Hillary Clinton off the hook for her email scandal is no different than the example I just
Does that mean that morality is a concept that doesn't really exist (with relatively rare exceptions)?
Based on my life experience, my answer to that question is yes. It's not only a matter of being blood-related. There's a concept I call "like
nepotism" that I think is critical to consider:
I believe nepotism includes having a bias for people who are like you. That includes tending to favor and promote others who see the world the way you
do and have the same values you have. For evidence of that, just look at the "glass ceiling" that exists in so many places to discriminate against
women. I believe there are abundant examples throughout the world of certain groups having special rights and privileges based on the "like you" form
of nepotism. Whether it's based on belonging to a certain secret society or belonging to a certain caste/status/strata or simply having graduated from
a certain university.
My conclusion is that outside of relatively rare cases, there's little or no morality when it comes to family or the "like you" form of nepotism.
People cover up for the crimes or wrongdoings of their family and friends; that's how it is.
I'm guilty too. I don't want the family member I mentioned to have a criminal record over theft against me. I wouldn't dream of it.
Well, to the elite, Clinton's email scandal is no more important than my example.
Why is that important? We can understand why laws don't apply to the elite. It's just nepotism; the kind of nepotism we all engage in.
Here's a related thread on nepotism:
How important is nepotism in the grand scheme of things?
Incidentally, I believe in unyielding morality. That's another topic for another time.
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