Yesterday I had a friend call me with a legal question. It was a question that I had been asked a considerable amount of times, while working in the law. My mind usually reverts directly to legal mode, and the answers come quickly. Yet I found myself struggling this time.
I used to love the law and the work that I did in it. It was fun and fascinating, but this call didn’t feel that way. I started wondering why I wasn’t falling into my preoccupation as usual, and then it hit me. The law isn’t so “by and for the people” as it purportedly should be. My friend had an issue where he was concerned that “the system” would take incorrect evidence and attempt to use it against him.
The average person would say not to worry about such a random paranoia… not me. I have seen way too much to think that an innocent man can’t get abused by the legal system. It truly has little to do with who is right or wrong, and lots to do with who you are and how you communicate. You are allowed to represent yourself in court free of an attorney, but that doesn’t mean that they are going to listen to what you have to say.
Against a smart attorney, an innocent man’s words will easily be construed –and he might even end up incarcerated by the end of the day. You never know what your elected official is going to think of the type of shoes that you wore that day. They might think that you are an unfit human for not having a short hair cut. You never know, and you never can know. That’s what makes our legal system so scary.
I have seen people attempt to take on knowledgeable attorneys and get slapped around like rag dolls. The defendant would be asked a loaded question, and when they would try to respond with an explanation that would clear their name — the attorney would force them to give only answers that supported the plaintiff. The defendant can’t fight this type of badgering, as the sheriffs are looking to arrest anyone who doesn’t stick straight to the rules. “Contempt of court! Give this man a free lunch and a cell to enjoy it in,” yells the judge.
What happened to all of those movies we watched, where the good guy gets his moment in court? Remember how satisfying it felt to watch them give their explanation and win the case based on fair logic? Yeah, that doesn’t exist. Our court system on average isn’t what you see on TV. It doesn’t get down to the core of an issue. It is only there to survive. Survive?
Our courts, laws, and other government systems thrive on your participation. The legal system uses the blind side of law enforcement to carry out any act that can be bought. Yes, police get paid to do things like evacuate elderly women from their homes. Remember that law enforcement also hinges on you getting in trouble by “them’ –which continues this reciprocal system between the courts and police. If it wasn’t so, then police would drive you home when you were found drunk driving or maybe tow your car instead of taking you to jail. ” Serve and Protect” is simply catchy advertising. Money, Power and Control are the true motives.
We have been led to believe that we don’t have voices anymore. If you would like a preview of what I am talking about, then I highly recommend going into the traffic room of your local courthouse before the judge takes the bench. They are going to go through a list of the our REAL rights, and then warn that an attempt to fight “the system,” will bring on serious consequences. If you want an even better example of this type of intellectual slavery, then I recommend taking it a step further and watching how the defendants are herded before “Your Honor’ and reprimanded. Watch them keep their mouths shut, and accept their fate out of fear.
Now, back to my friend… I am going to tell you the same thing that I told him. All of these people in this misguided system that WE set up — are just people. Some of them are elected officials that the people chose on their ballots (usually on no real premise), and others just took a course and got a job. Either way, they are simply people, and they are only doing what you are willing to allow them to do.
If you want to invoke real change, then you have to get involved with them and start talking. I have a lot of issues with pharmaceutical companies and corrupt politics, so I joined the Canary Party. Involve yourself with people who think for the betterment of society. When I have a problem with something I like to figure out the root cause of the dilemma and go after it. Whether I have to organize a protest or simply call up a regulatory authority, I find ways to get positive outcomes.
Let them know that you have a voice and stand behind it. There is nothing that a school bully hates more then being exposed. Start climbing the ladder that is trying to suffocate your true self. “We The People” initially set up a system that included justice and domestic tranquility. Use it. If you have a problem with any system that WE set up, then I implore you to start advocating your Blissed Life. Remember that WE set that system up. It is fallible, and it CAN be changed. Life is beautiful. Keep producing positive change in everything that you do.