by the virgin terry (bio follows earlier essay in this space)
3 men were freed from death row or life in prison in the world’s bastion of ‘justice and freedom’, the usa, last week. in what has become a celebrated case, the ‘west memphis three’ were finally released after dna evidence exonerated them 4 years ago. by all credible accounts, they should have never been formally charged and convicted in the first place. to delve into this miscarriage of justice a bit more intimately, this site includes several very good in-depth reviews of the best book which has been written about the case and it’s shoddy and shameful handling.
before they were released they had to plead guilty to crimes they almost certainly did not commit, for which they’d already spent nearly 2 decades each living in the unpleasant accommodations of uncle sam’s penal system.
the usa is #1 in criminalizing and imprisoning it’s own sheople by a comfortable margin in both % incarcerated, and total number, of all the world’s nations. even china (with more than 4x as many sheople and a world leader in human rights abuse according to many) imprisons fewer sheople than the usa. what sort of officialdom is responsible for this orgy of ‘law and order’? curious sheople want to know.
officials of the usa have dethroned the popes of roman catholicism as the world’s leading ‘infallible’ authorities. these ‘authorities’ don’t need science or facts to be on their side, or public opinion for that matter, although they do go to some lengths to mislead the public. they are addicted to their own dogma, and to public denials and cover-ups of their serial transgressions against humanity and gaia. they lack the least shred of compassion or empathy for those who become ‘collateral damage’ in their perpetual war/struggle to bring ‘truth’, ‘justice’, ‘freedom’, ‘democracy’, capitalism and ‘prosperity’ to deserving dogma addicts around the world.
even the puppydog corporate media establishment blanched a bit in their reporting of this example of mean justice, of years of unjust imprisonment, bullying cops coercing false confessions and sociopathic prosecutors colluding to railroad innocent teenagers into prison for crimes they didn’t commit. scott pelley of cbs piously inserted a wee bit of a ‘tsk tsk’ tone in his reporting of the release of the west memphis 3, implying disapproval of the extraction of confessions of guilt from the innocent before the ‘authorities’ would ‘magnanimously’ consent to their release.
when one looks beyond official charades of ‘reality’ and perceives clearly the surreal truth, this is far from an isolated incident. ‘our’ officials are not only far from infallible, they’re criminals themselves. criminals with great arrogance and impunity, knowing the small minority who are on to them are powerless, easily swept aside or crushed if we get out too far out of line.
the west memphis 3 chose to cop to a charade of guilt in order to avoid remaining incarcerated for more months/years while the wheels of ‘justice’ groan along at their glacial pace, as the infallible state, denying the possibility of innocence in those who have already been convicted in one of it’s ‘courts of law’, was gearing up to force them to undergo yet another trial in a kangaroo court under ridiculously false charges. this time, with powerful exculpatory evidence, even the kangaroo court system would likely have granted their innocence and let them free. thus the ‘controversial’ decision to strike this plea deal and let them go.
what absolute fucking bastards, these sanctimonious judges and prosecutors in high places who would rather keep innocent men in jail for years and let the guilty go free than admit to their own perverse ‘fallibility’ publically. they are the same sort of bastards as the politicians who send innocent young men and women by the millions to fight their deadly wars for wealth and glory, who collude with capitalists and banksters to concentrate wealth as much as possible, as long as they get their share of the booty, who don’t give a damn about all the ‘collateral damage’ from environmental destruction and pollution, de facto human slavery, war, and now runaway agw they are responsible for. maybe they don’t even give a damn about their own grandchildren. these are stupid ‘authorities’ like the sheople who support them.
gaia will certainly breathe a sigh of relief when civilization self destructs and human ‘authorities’ go the way of the dinosaur. so would i if i was still around. so would i.
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