Fair or not, some of us have to live by the rules and others do not.
As in all history, we have a class society--there are:
- The kings and the commoners.
- The lords and the vassals and serfs.
- The elites and the commoners.
- The majority and the minorities.
- The rich and the poor.
- The haves and the have nots.
Or any other number of variations of this.
Recently, with Hillary Clinton and her multitude of scandals, there was some shock that even in modern-day America, she was able to get off scot-free.
And in this great democracy of ours, it was understood to shut up, or else, for not toeing the line.
The message to everyone was clear: while "the little guy" is made to pay the price for mediocrity, there are some people that will always be above the law!
It was funny-sad, because we don't want to believe that anyone can really escape from justice--that it can be beaten--although at times, we just have to acknowledge that justice may have to wait and come in the next world from the true Master of All.
Today, coming out of my building, a dog from a neighbor started jumping (playfully) on my leg and barking--it was sort of hard to get out of there.
The problem with this scenario was that my building doesn't allow dogs.
So out of curiosity, I stopped someone in the building and asked innocently, "I thought dogs are prohibited in this building?"
"Oh yes." they answer, but seeing this lady with the active dog, they continue, "That lady has an exception from the board!"
We sort of all looked at each other, because this was not a service dog or anything like that, and it obviously seemed unfair that for her there was one set of rules, and for everyone else, another.
Yes, there is an exception to every rule...some people can basically do what they want by virtue of their power and money or by who or what they know (i.e. can anyone say lots of skeletons in the closets).
So while the little guy gets locked in stocks and pillories and the key thrown away for maybe the littlest of misdeeds, others are the exception to the rule--and may even become the Commander In Chief. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)