posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 01:07 PM
I have said for a long time a have no faith in the concept of law anymore. Unless the law can be evenly applied to all peoples that are subject to
it, then it has no credibility in my eyes and I no longer even think it should be called "law".
Clearly we see in our legal system that wealth is more important than morality. In other words, doing the right thing can easily be overwhelmed by a
large sum of money. Not only that, but wealth actually is more important than the legality of something.
This to me is an important distinction. Just because something is morally the right thing to do, doesn't mean that its legal. But we now see that a
person can blatantly break the law and get away with it, as long as they have the right amount of money.
Ironically, this seems to be "equal" in the sense that wealth transcends traditional forms of discrimination. Although at the poor level race or
age or gender etc. may play a role in how the court system percieves you, once you're wealthy enough, none of that matters.
I think your tech point is very interesting. To me, new tech hasn't created this problem, but it makes it so much easier. Whereas before enough
money would have been able to convince someone to lie for you, or make evidence disappear, now you can just make your own evidence through CGI etc.
I do not know what the solution is, but I will say that I have almost no respect for the law and instead try to act on my own code of morality. I
personally try to not judge someone very quickly just because they have been found guilty or innocent of a crime. I think that if everyone started to
realize the law is a sham and we all started acting with things like integrity and morality when dealing with each other then we can start to change
our perverse notion of the law.