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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The United States has become a nation that does not apply the rule of law to its elite class

more from glenn's With Liberty and Justice for Some...

As multiple episodes demonstrate, a belief that elite immunity is both necessary and justified became the prevailing ethos in the nation’s most influential circles. In countless instances over recent years, prominent political and media figures have insisted that serious crimes by the most powerful should be overlooked— either in the name of the common good, or in the name of a warped conception of fairness according to which those with the greatest power are the most entitled to deference and understanding.

This is what makes the contemporary form of American lawlessness new and unprecedented. It is now perfectly common, and perfectly acceptable, to openly advocate elite immunity. And this advocacy has had its intended effect: the United States has become a nation that does not apply the rule of law to its elite class, which is another way of saying that the United States does not apply the rule of law.

i've been yammering on this blog for years about the lack of accountability and the disdain for the rule of law by the u.s. power structure and how our super-rich elites have gamed the system to serve their own interests under the cover of ayn randian social darwinism that has effectively destroyed any semblance of a social contract... now, albeit long overdue, the occupy movement, in company with a general global awakening, is helping us all see things for what they are - an incremental coup d'etat by those very elites who have all along been singularly focused on vacuuming up every last scrap of money and power for themselves... maybe, just maybe, we're on the cusp of bringing down their grand plan... certainly, glenn's book is a piece of that...

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