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Old 9th July 2019, 05:55 PM   #134
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Originally Posted by rdwight View Post
People seem too giddy over this having the possibility of taking down their political foes as opposed to getting justice for the victims..

People are fed up with wealthy white males getting away with everything - for many people this is a whole category of “political foe” they want to see brought down and receive justice.

Jeffrey Epstein is the ultimate symbol of plutocratic rot
Both sides are likely right. The Epstein case is first and foremost about the casual victimization of vulnerable girls. But it is also a political scandal, if not a partisan one. It reveals a deep corruption among mostly male elites across parties, and the way the very rich can often purchase impunity for even the most loathsome of crimes. If it were fiction, it would be both too sordid and too on-the-nose to be believable, like a season of “True Detective” penned by a doctrinaire Marxist.

Trump has been teflon to the numerous rape allegations against him due to his wealth and power. It is also very clear that Democrats are enthusiastic about anyone on “their side” going down if guilty, including Bill Clinton. Ironic too that Trump’s appeal to his supporter base taps into this same anger against the powerful elite.

“These decrees of yours are no different from spiders' webs. They'll restrain anyone weak and insignificant who gets caught in them, but they'll be torn to shreds by people with power and wealth.” - Anacharsis, 6th Century BC.

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