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In the eyes of the law
2 weeks ago ·
I've always thought bad guys in the slum streets deserve to be in jail where they are mercilessly punished for their crimes; because they're criminals, right?
I didn't know it until I opened my eyes to the reality of injustice. We often see that blindfolded woman, holding a plate scale and she sees no one. The window to her soul is covered with the cloth of justice. Sparkles or dust, nothing. We always think that through following laws and policies, we are an example of a good citizen of our country. Our rights will never be neglected. We have a government that embodies our ideals and bless us independence under the regime of truth, justice and freedom.
Politicians approach us with their aspirations and plans for the betterment of our community. That is why we elect them in the first place. Who has got the most beautiful and flowering words to persuade the masses will win. Their famous names and glimmering faces wrapped around the city to ardently remind people who to vote on the foreseeable elections.
When Karl Marx said that religion is the opium of the people. This is the religion. The vehement idolatry to the blind rich and expect them to understand the needs of a poverty-stricken people like us. We will never be understood. We brought our complaints on the streets while we scream and fought for our rights yet they didn't even turn a single blink of an eye. Nothing has happened. The scream of the people is powerless, yet the whisper of the rich is obeyed. This is the justice system.
Many people have been convicted of wrong allegations and rot in jail. Many people have been killed on the streets without the due process of the law. Just lying on the dark, soaking on your own blood. Your innocence proved you guilty as you sit in a dark and hot cell, foolishly waiting for the justice to come. From there, you seem to think and question the laws. Are they really made to protect us or use it against us? How am I going to be able to trust the justice system if the enforcers themselves do not follow it?
Meanwhile, the politicians sit on their high horse like a carousel, whom we voted and helped to reach the top are now stepping us deeper onto the ground---where the words of hopeless and despair among the poverty-stricken people is an understatement. Their deteriorating commitment on serving the people reciprocated and improved their corrupt activities one by one. That's how we make ourselves fool by believing their lies under the mask of their flowery words. Do you ever realize that:
A man was convicted of graft and corruption ran for a senatorial seat and won.
The law is hard but it is the law.
A woman was jailed for inevident drug-related charges. She was one of the big critics of a leader under his regime.
No one is above the law.
A teenager was shot in the head just because the presumed he was a drug user.
Innocent until proven guilty.
All those people who steal money from the taxes of their fellowmen walk freely on the streets while the poor are left starved and scared among the hands of the police.
I've always thought bad guys in the slum streets deserve to be in jail, where they are mercilessly punished for their crimes. Because they're criminals, right?