Saturday, September 24, 2011

We Need a Guilt Project

The last GOP presidential debate, the chemical lynching of Troy Davis and frequent references to Barry Schechter's Innocence Project gave me a great idea that I don't believe anyone's ever considered, certainly nobody in the Justice Department:

What we need is a Guilt Project.

Schechter's ongoing Innocence Project, which has gotten over 100 convictions overturned and literally dozens released from Death Row, is certainly a necessary counterbalance to what has to be the worst, most capricious, money-driven and corrupt criminal justice system in the history of the galaxy.

But why stop there? Why not continue that train of thought on the other side of the legal spectrum and start going after the guilty? That's a novel concept, one that I believe will catch on if enough thought is paid to it.

That way, the wealthy will no longer be insulated from comeuppance at the hands of We the People as We the People are expected to when we break the law on much smaller scales. We would need to rethink our entire concept of jurisprudence, I'm sure. We would need to actually investigate the world-devouring crimes that happen Monday-Friday on Wall Street and Capitol Hill, use people called "attorneys" to file something we can call, I don't know, "lawsuits".

Here's an even more radical concept: Making the punishment fit the crime, although, given the sheer scope and scale of the crimes that occur on Wall Street and Washington, DC, such penalties would require the sadistic imaginations of the Marquis de Sade, Tourqemada and Lucifer combined.

This Guilt Project would require at some point the reluctant but necessary participation of the Eric Holder Justice Department that has inexplicably dropped more investigations and lawsuits than bars of soap in a Greenwich Village bathhouse.

That way, when we put these Republican cocksuckers on notice, we will not see so much of:

Presidential and Senate elections getting brazenly stolen every four years through voter intimidation, vote-caging, electronic ballot-stuffing and the like.

Illegal wars being waged against countries that were no threat to us and had no complicity in 9/11.

Hundreds of billions in taxpayer dollars being siphoned from the Treasury to stuff into the bottomless pockets of war profiteers such as the VPOTUS's former employer through cost plus, no-bid contracts funneled through the same VPOTUS's office.

Hundreds of billions more taxpayer dollars being siphoned from the Treasury to stuff into the bottomless pockets of Wall Street sociopaths who spit in Congress's eye when asked tepid questions about why and how they cost millions of honest, hardworking Americans their jobs, pensions, 401(k) plans and homes.

Professional Republican Senate candidates who live off campaign contributions then get million dollar book deals for whiny pieces of shit they didn't even write at the expense of real writers who lead honest lives.

War crimes punishable by death, including the mass murder of hundreds of thousands, the torture of countless thousands more, detention and displacement of said indigenous people and not caring enough about the collateral damage to "do body counts."

The open bribery between lobbyists and lawmakers that's currently going unprosecuted because we've changed the word from "bribery" and "kickbacks" to "campaign contributions."

The all but official creation of the fourth branch of government or third chamber of Congress called K Street.

Think of the possibilities if we but actually start enforcing the law through this Guilt Project. Of course, once word got around that we as a nation started getting serious about enforcing the rule of law again, every scumbag that's ever committed a crime will flee to their billion dollar private ocean liners and seeking refuge on Peter Thiel's little Dr. No getaway. That would create a collapse in an economy and political infrastructure that's based completely on the rickety legs of fraud and grand larceny.

But, really, isn't knocking down the current system worth a period of anarchy in order to see some justice served to the most deserving of it? As the lady once said, "Sometimes, the best remedy is to break everything."


At September 24, 2011 at 11:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, FED Time for Obama and his Banana Republicans, THEN!

At September 25, 2011 at 12:04 AM, Anonymous batguano said...

Let's not forget the complicit Establishment Media who take hush money - I mean "ad sales" - from Corporate fatcats.

At September 25, 2011 at 1:40 AM, Anonymous Comrade Rutherford said...

"FED Time for Obama and his Banana Republicans"

I agree, but only after, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Kissinger, and all those cats are put on trial. Only after the ones that set up the quagmire are tried, and presumably convicted, should we go after the sitting administration.

But please, lets indict Obama, Clinton, and all those left-over war criminals from the Clinton era that Obama eagerly hired.

At September 25, 2011 at 4:11 AM, Anonymous Internet tough guy (i.e. "bullshitter') said...

The collapse is going to come when the U.S. has been hollowed out enough so that a critical mass of the population no longer has enough money to spend to keep things going as they have been.

You know where the canary in the economic coal mine is going to be, Mr. Sports Fan JP? Pro sports leagues. When attendance falls precipitously, when the ripoff prices they charge at concession stands become so much that they start going out of business, when the mass media money machine stops flowing to the teams and players get their pay cut, you'll know it's ON. The troubles with the NFL and now NBA are early tremors in the economic canary.

Things can devolve quickly, too. A sudden shock to the system, like what might be cooking this weekend with the Greek default, could be like pulling a card out from a house made of 'em. It's all so interconnected, and the functioning of the system depends on confidence that bills will get paid by the entities that owe them. When one part fails, you'll have cascading cross-defaults in a hurry.

So how does this "Guilt Project" play out when the collapse comes? For starters, I think it would be great if rich bastards couldn't drive their Rolls Royces or Bentleys down the street without people chunking rocks at them. When the boss or banker can't park his Mercedes in public for fear that it's going to be scratched with keys or pissed on, that will be a good step. When clubhouses at rich peoples' golf courses start getting burned down at night, there's a nasceant part of your anarchy.

Spread the word. Make it a meme. Fuck the rich. Destroy their property. They value that more than life. Anarchy can be achieved without spilling blood. Only when the rich bastards are terrified of the mob will they stop distorting the system in ways that screw over the masses of us.

At September 25, 2011 at 7:16 AM, Blogger kelley b. said...

Yes, but who will bell these fatcats? They not only have all the biggest guns, they have all the hired guns.

At September 25, 2011 at 2:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Comrade; Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Kissinger, and all those cats ARE the Banana Republicans! And WE, according to The AIRPLANE, should Be TOGETHER (on its prescient private property targets), tough guy! PEACE WITH JU$TI¢E !

At September 26, 2011 at 1:50 AM, Blogger Stan B. said...

This would be the place to start...


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