All men are created equal*
In a perfect world, would law and order be black and white?
For better or for worse, there are many grey areas in the law. The same crimes don’t always receive the same punishment. And while this may seem unfair, you have to think about the human side, too. After all, somebody committing a crime or misdemeanor for the first time isn’t at the same level as somebody who has done it multiple times and refuses to stop. Some individuals are simply more dangerous than others.
Of course, there is an enormous and often unseen system of privileges at work here. Many thousands of people are nearly predestined to be charged with certain crimes based on their upbringing, background, and family history. We can’t begin to know how many times these people may not have had any other choice. This is the low end of the privilege spectrum.
On the other hand, we have those who don’t have to play by the rules because of money, connections, and fame. The truth is, accidents do happen, and we know in our hearts that some people were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and would never repeat a horrible crime ever again.
It’s still weird to think about how many of your favorite actors and celebrities you see in movies and TV, strutting the red carpet—or leading a nation—have killed people and gotten away with it.
Proof that all men are NOT created equal.