Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.
- Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
The Balance of Power is Liberating Justice
Inspired by Ovid Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)'s quote, "Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical". The titled responsion is...
As citizens in a civilized society, the binding social contract which we all implicitly sign, in part, determines our state of mind. As the balance of power shifts towards the despot, justice becomes more of a fiction than a reality that improves on herself. Ladies and Gentlemen, what you have before you is a model worth protecting, our cherished Liberal Democracy is a cocreation of our culture. Will it last?
The Sting of Retributive Justice
Stand up and look out the window is what I say. Hey, I am just being transparent! ↩︎
Inspired by Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)'s quote, "Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.". The titled responsion is "The Sting of Retributive Justice". What follows is subject to revision, do you have any suggestions? Journalists Wanted! ↩︎
Nothing Changes All At Once
Starting from an Existential perspective, the world never changes until it does is thématique of the entitled responsion. Nothing changes until all at once it does. How does the balance of power shift in crisis mode?
Inspired by Oswald Spengler (1880-1936)'s quote, "To-day a democrat of the old school would demand, not freedom for the press, but freedom from the press; but mean-time the leaders have changed themselves into parvenus who have to secure their position vis-a-vis the masses.". The titled responsion is "Nothing Changes All At Once". What follows is subject to revision, do you have any suggestions? Journalists Wanted! ↩︎
As the distance between the haves and the have-nots grows I imagine a graduated cap for the best of our society, more than a meritocracy, the qualified have a growing responsibility of mentoring the less productive. Redefining production is a prerequisite for this ideal of a re-imagined forme of sustainable consumption. Disposing of the disposables is a matter of urgent agency, the freedom for which will benefit future generations. So what's your excuse?
Inspired by Clint Eastwood (1930-present)'s quote, "I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.". The titled responsion is "Have-Not Jurisprudence". What follows is subject to revision, do you have any suggestions? Journalists Wanted! ↩︎
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