Why The Rule Of Law Should Not Apply To Oppressed Groups

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Mature democracies are often said to be those nations where the ‘rule of law’ assumes primordial importance. When applied transparently and consistently, no-one, not even the head of state or the richest individual, is presumed to be ‘above the law’.  The Rule of Law is at the nexus of the constitutional separation between the executive, judiciary and legislature; it ensures our freedoms, and prevents society from descending into anarchy and ‘survival of the fittest’.

It is the Rule of Law which has, for example, ensured that fraud, corruption and cronyism is almost entirely absent today from our political, business and legal infrastructure.  Yes, there will always be the occasional exception (see Trump, for example) but, as a general statement, our elected officials, investment bankers and lawyers tend to display a solemn deference for the Rule of Law.

We so often take the law for granted but, why is this? I posit that most of us have no difficulty providing shelter, clothing and food for ourselves and loved ones. More of us than ever have degrees in important subjects like Critical Race Theory, Sociology, Womyns Studies, and so use this education to forge exciting and well-remunerated careers.  The temptation then to break the law by ‘stealing’, causing violence etc. is thus minimised.

In other words, we are highly privileged and it is only right that we should abide by the law. This, in turn, begs a related question: what about those who do not have the same privileges?  Should we legitimately expect impoverished single mothers, oppressed people of color, and transgendered people burdened by large medical bills all to ‘abide by the same laws’ as the rest of us?

Of course not!

In discussing this question with a number of CRT professors recently, I have come to the conclusion that there should be a de minimis level of acceptable oppression (LAO) below which the rule of law does not apply.  Assume that the LAO index is set at 100, for example, and a single mother with five children from five different fathers has an oppression score of 80, it is clear that she should have the right to take whatever food she needs for her brood without fear of some arbitrary law.

In order to ensure orderly administration of the Rule Of Law opt out, individuals who qualify by virtue of their lowly oppression scores will be issued accredited documents. These could be presented on entering retail stores, for example, so that security guards do not wrongly apprehend the oppressed person.

I also believe that oppressed groups will find it remarkably easy to adjusted to a life where the rule of law does not apply to them. From pure necessity, many of the most oppressed people of color, for example, have often acted as though the law does not concern them. A smooth transition is this assured.

I am not so naive as to think that everyone will welcome my reasonable suggestion. Some will no doubt fear that a Rule of Law opt out for the oppressed would mean a rapid collapse in society. Murder, rape, banal violence: these will all surely rise if there is no deterrent, right?

Wrong. I happen to have a higher regard for most people’s inherent decency, provided they have sufficient basics like food, clothing, iPhones, flat screen TVs and vacations. Deprive them of these necessities – as we tragically do to the oppressed – and they will rightly take back what is theirs.

hungrypirana
hungrypirana

Who unleashed the nuts so early? They supposed to get out at 11 a.m.

MillionDollarBonus

I’ve only been to a mental institution once, and that was because some cis-male Trump supporter misgendered me and I went into a violent rage. I’m sure you’re perfect though, and never had any encounters with the law, you privileged, white cis-male monster!

trav777

Shouldn’t the other person have been incarcerated?? I mean it’s a serious offense to misgender someone now.

MillionDollarBonus

Apparently not, in FASCIST Oregon. I spoke to my gender studies professor, and she said it was a hate crime, but that under Trump’s fascist administration I was unlikely to get justice.

MillionDollarBonus

Excellent article Pbier. Italy has already ruled that it isn’t illegal to steal if you’re hungry:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36190557

This is a step in the right direction. Only white males should have maximum personal responsibility, and they should take responsibility for womyn and people of color too, who are too oppressed to take personal responsibility themselves. White males need to have compassion for those in need, and guilt for the many sins their ancestors have committed. The law is meant to help those in need, not punish them. What good does it do to punish those who break the law only to meet their basic needs?

trav777

see my article in response

Make my votes count
Make my votes count

Seems South Africa has problems with whites and rule of law as well. These crackers need to give them their land back.

Paste from accredited CBS:
“The protests are backed by AfriForum, a lobby group which promotes the rights of South Africa’s white minority, especially the Afrikaner population descended from Dutch settlers. AfriForum claims that 70 white farmers have been murdered in 341 attacks on farms so far this year.”

The protest has been criticized by the Black First Land First group which claimed in a series of tweets that white farmers are perpetrating violence against black people.

MillionDollarBonus

The tweeters are right! The FARMERS are causing the violence! There are stories of farmers tying black farm workers to their pickup trucks and dragging them along dirt roads. There are stories of farmers RAPING WOMYN! So many stories! It’s time for justice!

trav777

They are perpetrating violence by existing! KILL THE BOER.

Black First, Land First! The SW Cape belongs to its original inhabitants, the Bantu!

Make my votes count
Make my votes count

While I agree with the basics of your proposal we certainly will need to ensure that it has some sort of grandfather clause to ensure that it does not change so much that powerful white democrats, who currently get to operate outside of the rule of law, should be encompassed by this new standard.

Look at how liberal Hollywood elites who were above the laws of decency and now all the sudden are being brought forward. We certainly can’t allow this to continue or spread.

Fake News Real Troll
Fake News Real Troll

Isn’t the Rule of Law, that Americans are rightly proud of, that led to this? Food should be labeled properly, packaged properly, synthetic vitamins have to be added, kitchens/restaurants have to maintained (with chemical cleaners), kids have to be vaccinated, and all other things that FDA and government can think of, and you have these fat kids.

http://people.csail.mit.edu/seneff/fat_kid.jpg

Laws are just ass-itch of the rich and powerful, so that they can control the plebs. Do you think the law makers understand every context and circumstances that the law will apply?
Didn’t Pelosi say that the Obamacare law has to be passed to know what is in it?

Black Lives Matter

The “rule of law” is a SYSTEM OF CAPITALIST OPPRESSION established by white supremacist power structures to control People of Color. You’re damn right the “rule of law” doesn’t apply to People of Color. To hell with white supremacy.

hungrypirana
hungrypirana

Paul Manafort’s $200,000 wardrobe isn’t listed among the property the govt. is likely to seize. Since he won’t need those threads ’cause he now wants to appear to be the victim/pauper, I recommend you make him an offer. Sharp clothes on a negro will definitely help after you get nailed for acting on the notion the rule of law doesn’t apply.

trav777

In tragic news, Tony Podesta just resigned from his firm and the Podestas have lawyered up.

Not ESPN
Not ESPN

A tale of two struggling SEC college football coaches.

Kevin Sumlin (black / Texas A&M) – Proclaimed he received death threats.
Media reaction – “The entire state of Texas is a bunch of fucking racists”
Sumlin is still the coach at Texas A&M

Jim McElwain (white / Univ. of Florida) – Proclaimed he and his players received death threats.
Media reaction – “McElwain is fucking lying.”
McElwain lost his job over the weekend amidst the controversy and poor performance.

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