A lot of people are up in arms over the pardon of Joseph Scott Pemberton, since they assume he’ll go scot-free back in the U.S. I’m pretty sure he’ll go through a court-martial, despite the claim of his lawyer. Woke protesters had better make sure of this before they make noise.
If they cry, “what about justice,” or “his punishment is not enough,” they’re wasting their time. There are laws and procedures already in place, and their concept of justice is only their construct. They have no right to demand that their concept be followed by others.
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Reality doesn’t care about anybody’s concept of justice. It follows its own rules. If you go into the wilderness and die, as Christopher McCandless did, you cannot bring anyone to court over it. It is a self-inflicted death. If someone is released after serving a term for homicide, that’s what the law calls for. I once wondered aloud why we have only 40 years imprisonment for one count of murder instead of life, but that’s the Penal Code. Someone even told me that prisons will be jampacked with life-term prisoners, so the “light” punishment will help decongest prisons. But I digress.
If someone decides to go to the U.S. to kill Pemberton himself, that’s not justice. That’s stupidity.
This is why we have courts and a justice system. When people impose their own justice on others, it can get out of hand. There is a need to inhibit people from carrying out their own concept of justice on others.
This is the problem with both wokes and communists. They assume the “rich” or certain “offensive” people are the cause of poverty and misery in the world, so they try to impose their own brand of justice. This includes shaming, libeling or even killing those they target (y’all are angry about Pemberton killing a transgender, but not about commies killing innocents?). What they want is not justice, but dictatorship. They are the ones who need to receive a dose of justice.
Punishment will never bring back the dead. One may want to punish people who offended them over and over again to try and feel satisfied, but in the end, it may never be enough. Many people have said that even successful revenge will end up feeling hollow and futile.
People with their own brand of justice ought to keep it to themselves. If one takes things into their own hands, they become the dictator. Instead of focusing on revenge, one best focus on working for their own life and happiness. If they want to change anything outside of themselves, they can only affect their own immediate environment and not the world. “Change the world” is also something that needs to be given a rest.
I believe, as my cohorts here do, that what Filipinos embrace as their culture is what actually pulls the country down. And those who seem to be anti-dictators, who may also believe themselves to be “heroes,” are the real dictators.
3 Replies to “Wokes’ brand of justice must never be imposed on the world”
The Pemberton case is closed….Pres. Duterte has the full right, to pardon any criminal, who he believed , had already paid his crimes to the society.
These commies and opposition people, just want to bring out an “issue” against Duterte…they are making a “mountain out of an anthill”…These idiots have no plans or political platforms, they can offer to us, to improve our lives and the country…
The commies, just want to exploit the issue, since they already run out of issues…and their ideology does not work, and is a failure…
There are no demonstrations against those involved in the : PhilHealth funds scams; the Typhoon Yolanda Funds thievery; the COMELEC HOCUS PCOS and SMARTSWITIK, that made the fake Vice President Lugaw Robredo; the Aquino PDAF , DAP and Pork Barrel Bribery…these are valid issues…more important than the Pemberton pardon…but, the left/opposition did not even touched these issues. with a “ten feet pole”…
What is wrong with these guys and dolls ? Eagle eyed on Duterte’s issues, and blind; looking the other way, on the Aquino issues ?
Down with YellowTards and commies addicted to rallies !
These poor souls are paid to look even more foolish. Because they’re fools they are easy target for being fooled. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. They are foolish to realize that for foolishness earns them money, no matter how foolishly meager it is.
Thanks to Atty. Darwin Cañete, I learned of this important excerpt that’s similar to my point in the article:
“Realism maintains that universal moral principles cannot be applied to the actions of states (…). The individual may say for himself: ‘Let justice be done, even if the world must perish,’ but the state has no right to say so in the name of those who are in its care. (…) While the individual has a moral right to sacrifice himself in defense of such a moral principle, the state has no right to let its moral disapprobation of the infringement of (that moral principle) get in the way of successful political action, itself inspired by the moral principle of national survival.”
“Let justice be done, even if the world must perish,” certainly sounds like a terrorist’s thought.