|Storefront gallery in The Tenderloin, SF; Photo: S. Banos|
I grew up in a time in the US when you could look up to The Supreme Court and at least hope that they would do right- by law and... mankind.
Those who now make, interpret and enforce the law have effectively co-opted it to their own ends and empowerment- ignored when inconvenient or embarrassing, enforced only when it reinforces those who wield it. Such has always been the case- granted, but its blatantly biased and pernicious application is now impervious to even the most legitimate of challenges. Devoid of any pretense to unite and protect us, it serves mainly to: divide, disempower, alienate, and punish. Once the last resort of the oppressed, it is now the social and economic truncheon that caters to the whims of the elite.
Step off the plantation and you pay the price...