Monday, February 18, 2019

If Justice...

If justice is perverted
Then the system becomes corrupted
Are “rule of law,” just empty words?
That sound good, but are absurd

“The independence of the judiciary” is another slogan
Is it just more words, to make us beholden?
To a system that pretends it is “law abiding”
When it makes special laws for those accused of bribing

When a society loses its moral compass
Do criminals get special privileges among us?
Do those in power try to excuse and explain away?
Corporate lawbreaking: Does corruption hold sway?

Laws are made to enable corporate malfeasance
“Saving jobs” is the twisted political reasons
If this can be done for corrupt corporations
Is there really, “rule of law” in any nation?

“There are none so blind as those who will not see”
Institutionalized corruption affects you and me
If it becomes “normal” in everyday work and business
Will we ever start asking, whatever happened to justice?

Stephen J. Gray
February 18, 2019.