One law for the rich, another one for everyone else?

The blogosphere, as I call it, is an incredibly rich headspace to explore. It goes from taking the perfect photograph at the perfect time in the day of an orchid at morn opening to yawn up at the rising sun, to raving far-left sites which’re so determinedly anti-fascist, the Nazis would be proud of them in terms of their Final Solution to dealing with those people they viscerally hate. I’ve nothing against the former, and have spent most of my life fighting against the extremist latter of whatever political stripe.

At end of day, I’m like one of those men operating alone outside the perimeter wire in the darkness with a big knife in my left hand and an old motorbike chain in my right one, prepared to do violent and terrible things through the night to protect the orchid growers from the crypto Nazis, but knows when I come back in out morning mist and sit down to eat the hearty, unhealty breakfast Cookie knows I love, the orchids will be looking daggers at me because I’ve got some blood splashes on me. I’ll shit, shower and shave later, but grubbing up comes first, so screw them and their sensibilities. At one time, you were destined to be an orchid grower yourself, but circumstances by necessity changed, as did you.

There’s a lot to be said for being a free ranging roaming spirit, which I am by natural inclination, but at some point, the practicalities assert themselves. You do realise you have to bend the knee a little, kiss the big king’s pinkie ring and conform, or at least pretend to do so. If you don’t, you’ll end up as that sorry old bastard who lives on the margins of the village, and that’s not a good result for a life well run.

You can’t pick and choose which orchid growers you’re going to protect. It has to be all or none. Even, decent, fair. I think it was Benjamin Franklin who said words to the effect that the law is only there to protect the people from their own government, and when you think about it, it’s very true. In a perfect world, the law should operate in that even handed fashion, but over the last couple of decades, it’s become obvious that the law has become a two track process. There’s one law for us little people, and another law for the rich and powerful.

If you get pulled over for some traffic violation, you pay the damn fine. If you delete 33,000 incriminating emails like Hilary Clinton did, you get to walk away. If you get caught being economical with the truth on your tax return, you get a penalty fine whereas if you sell 20% of your country’s stockpile of Uranium to its mortal enemy Russia, you get to walk away with a multi-million contribution to what’s laughingly called your foundation, which is fancy code speak for your private tax-exempt piggy bank. Two weeks after her defeat at the hands of Trump, it closed its doors permanently, because the monetary fruits of corruption had been safely banked and in all likelihood that revenue stream had just dried up abruptly.

It made basic sense, because who’s going to keep sending graft money to someone who’s failed to become president?

If you mutter a vague threat online about some high ranking politician who’s really pissed you off, you’ll soon have the FBI knocking at your door, and that’s the same FBI led at it’s highest level by people who plotted a coup to oust a democratically elected president. In the good old days that would be called treason and after a short shrift trial, they’d be walking up the steps to the gallows, but the chances of them ever appearing in a court of law, never mind jerking spasmodically at the end of a necktie party range from remote to slim. They’re all lawyered up and will get a walk.

There’s a matter of personal experience there. When you find out someone has been abusing their power, it’s always disturbing, but what you’ll always find is that the abuse has been more extensive than you originally thought. The unfolding lesson of the last few decades is that the rule of law has been anally raped wholesale, and they all got away with it.

Unless people start appearing in criminal courts to answer for their misdeeds, fuck you and your rule of law. The alternative is something as simple as me and my motorbike chain coming at you to crack your skull.


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The failed coup d’etat in America.

The ramifications of Mueller’s failure.

The rule of law.

The State of the Democrat party.

15 Responses to “One law for the rich, another one for everyone else?”
  1. nzpete54 says:

    Yep, an understandable point of view, Pointman. The time is fast approaching for the big reckoning I think, one way or another.


  2. Blackswan says:


    “One law for the rich”? In the last 30 years I’ve reluctantly come to the inescapable conclusion that there is NO law for the rich. There’s only a Code of Omertà for the criminal Cabals that call themselves ‘Governments” these days.

    And the purpose of the growing phalanx of lawyers, fixers and bureaucrats that surround every leader? To cover their arses, ‘disappear’ evidence and ensure a similar fate for any whistleblower who dares peek over the parapet.

    In the 21st century the Law has been weaponised against the People, while the self-appointed ‘elite’ decide how We, the Livestock are to be herded, managed and manipulated to become new-age serfs, indebted in perpetuity and wholly dependent on Govt for our very survival; obedient servants of our masters.

    The Long March through our Institutions is complete, even though USSR defectors like Yuri Bezmenov tried to warn us of such subversion perils in the 1980s, nobody listened. I guess Yuri figured if we were so stupid as to ignore him, then we deserved our fate.

    It’s arrived.

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  3. JayS says:

    How many with the bike chain Pointy?


  4. Graeme No.3 says:

    There is a rising tide of revolt. The Yellow Vests in France, and before that the disappearance of socialist President Hollande who realised that he couldn’t be reelected (accurately, as the Socialist candidate got only 8% in the first round of voting).
    The combined forces of the political establishment, the Media and the bureaucracy failed to save Brexit 3 times running (although they are still trying).
    In Germany AfD are now the official Opposition with a huge increase in vote, despite the MSM.
    The Netherlands, Hungary and Austria are all moving to the Right. Possibly Italy, but I cannot fathom their politics except that they seem to be moving to the right (unless largess arrives).
    Oh, and some bloke called Trump was elected in the USA despite the united opposition of the MSM. Here in Australia we rejected the candidate who the MSM had as a certainty.
    It seems that the WOKE are yet to awake.

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  5. Hari Seldon says:

    It was always thus. From the days when the village thug teamed up with a few friends to go and raid a neighbouring village, and at the same time demanding money to ‘protect his village’ against the neighbouring ones. Its how Earls became Dukes to then Kings and finally emperors.
    In the words of the old song
    it’s the rich what gets the pleasure, it’s the poor what gets the blame.


  6. Truthseeker says:

    A very sobering documentary about the US Election systems …


  7. Russ Wood says:

    It’s been going on for a loooong time!
    “Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”
    H.L. Mencken, Prejudices: First Series


  8. Prophet says:

    There’s one law in this universe and a peculiar motorbike chain I’ve heard about. My right hand too.


  9. Another Ian says:

    Very O/T but maybe subdivisions for the next Pratt Awards?

    “nominee for the World’s Most Spoiled Brat Prat Award, Christiana Figueres, ”

    And while I’m at it

    Bottoms up


  10. Fen says:

    I’m sorry but I no longer believe Americans have what it takes.

    I’ve been hearing the Right talk about the last straw for 3 decades now. They aren’t going to do anything. Ever. I think it’s a fatal flaw of conservatism – this damn risk aversion. When was the last time the Right Wing overplayed it’s hand? Yes, you don’t want to make mistakes, but you will. So why are all of the Right’s errors on the side of caution. It’s like a basketball team that is terrified of incurring a foul. If your team came off the court with NO fouls at all, you wouldn’t think that was a good thing, because it means they aren’t going for the ball.

    With this attempted soft coup, the Left took a shot at the President and missed. And then went back to their private lives as if nothing happened. They will suffer no consequence. Which means they will try again. And again. And again. If you keep letting the other team shoot they are going to eventually score.

    We are like a professional team that is being cheated. Our response has been that we will not cheat too. WELL THAT’S NOT ENOUGH. We have to stop the other team from cheating. But that would involve conflict and require a set of balls, and conservatives are pussies.

    Epstein is another example. Everyone expected that one day it would all catch up with Clinton. Boy were we stupid. Epstein was erased, and all the safeguards were mysteriously absent. Everyone knows it was a hit. So? What are you going to do about it? Nothing.

    Conservatives often seem to use the Rule of Law as a convenient prop to mask cowardice, much like how the NeverTrumpers use Principle to mask corruption. They avoid doing what should be done by pretending they abide by a higher standard. As if the Rule of Law is what is hamstringing them when really it’s that they lack the will to act.

    And they forget the Rule of Law works in BOTH directions. If Brennan and Comey and Powers are all above the Rule of Law THEN THEY ARE OUTSIDE THE RULE OF LAW and no longer protected by it. But I can’t even say that in conservative circles, I got banned by Sarah Hoyt simply for asking WHAT our Red Lines were, if any. ie what would it take for us to abandon the Rule of Law and pick up a weapon. When they start marching kids into Gulags? What? What I discovered is that for many conservatives, there are no Red Lines. This is all there is. If the Marxist Left buys off the refs and steals the game, “well golly that’s a shame and I guess I will retire to a private life”.

    I am so sick of fighting for people that aren’t worth defending.

    How the hell are we ever going to take any direct action when we aren’t even allowed to have a discussion about what would necessitate it?

    What needs to happen is for the coup plotters to be doxxed, stalked and hanged. The bad guys need a reminder that the Rule of Law not only protects the innocent, it protects the guilty from mob violence. That is NOT a radical idea, and the pearl clutchers need to be shown the door before they are the suicide of us all. A radical bridge too far would be condemning Hillary Clinton by asking what is the most effective way to punish a mother and grandmother. So let’s keep our perspective.

    But we lack the will to even entertain the idea. So nothing will happen to them. And we are enabling, through our inaction, the very forces that will undermine and destroy the Rule of Law. We keep giving the bully our lunch money and are astonished when he demands our shoes as well.

    Shorter: the conservatives are going to talk but not do anything. And the Left knows it.

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    • Fen says:

      Apologies if I am ranty, it’s been a pet frustration of mine for some time.

      It’s like every time I turn to engage the enemy, the conservatives try to surrender.

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  11. gallopingcamel says:

    I wish I could disagree with what you said.

    A republic is only as good as its institutions. Any republic with a Department of Injustice can’t survive.


  12. Fen says:

    “Unless people start appearing in criminal courts to answer for their misdeeds, fuck you and your rule of law.”

    Good to see a mind like yours on the same path. I’ve been having a bit of a civil war with fellow “conservatives” who use the Rule of Law principle to mask their cowardice and impotence. Even a guy as sharp as Professor William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection refused to even dignify my good faith questions asking what Red Line would the marxists need to cross for us to abandon the Rule of Law and pick up a rifle.

    Silly me, I was the fool. I has always assumed that we had a fallback position. No. For these impotent conservatives, there is NOTHING that would ever cause them to resort to violence in order to save the Republic. It the marxists were to box them in, they would say “aw shucks, I guess that’s Game Over” and then quietly retire into their privates lives.

    It’s bad enough that we have the game so rigged against us, with the media as the Democrat Propaganda arm. But then to discover that the people we thought we could depend on lack the will to fight. Some of them aren’t worth defending anymore, and most of them no longer deserve to be free.

    It’s been lonely out here. Sprinkled with occasional amusement when another conservative argues strongly that yes indeed the NYTs is biased…. SMH. But still lonely.

    So, for this Marine it is a good thing to see your footprints on my trail.

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