Lets just begin this post by saying, “WOW!” Why? Because I was watching CNN this morning and the case in the news where a drunken Texas 16-year-old driver caused the crash that killed 4 people, including the a mother and her daughter, the young woman who they had stopped to assist in changing her tire, and a youth pastor, whose wife not long ago had a little baby. This young man received 10 years probation, with the possibility of jail time if he violates his parole. Lets try that beginning again shall we? “WOW!” It was found out through investigations that this 16-year-old young man whose blood alcohol level was .24, which by the way is 3 times the legal limit in Texas, had first been observed with some friends stealing beer from the Wal-Mart store. Then they had gone to a party where they continued their drinking binge. Later taking off from the party at a high rate of speed, where he then apparently lost control of his vehicle, collided with these good Samaritans and the young woman they were helping on the side of the road, and he lived, but they all died. Now, of course he was arrested, and he was charged with 4 counts of intoxication, given a ten-year probation, ordered to go to alcohol Rehab, that of which his parents MUST agree to pay for the half a million dollars in treatment for his undoubtedly torturous stay at this posh, luxurious and elegant rehabilitation center. Really, you have got to see this place. I WOULD LIVE THERE! BUT, if he violates his parole then he could possibly serve some jail time. Hmmm. And here is the biggest part of this farce folks. The psychologist on the case testified under oath, that he believes that the reason this young man is not guilty, and therefore should not serve any jail time is because he is the VICTIM of AFFLUENZA. ARE YOU REALLY SERIOUS? DO YOU KNOW WHAT AFFLUENZA MEANS? I know it sounds like some sort of contagious disease, but it is really the derivative of the word “Affluent,” which quite simply means, rich. wealthy. prosperous. comfortable. Well off. Well to do. You know, Rich. But what it really means is that his parents are so wealthy, have so much money, and have raised him in such a lavish and privileged lifestyle that he does not understand that there are consequences to his actions, because he has not been taught this, and of course, it was an oversight on their part. The psychologist said it, so the defense attorney ran with it, the judge believed it, and guess what? It worked. CAN YOU REALLY BELIEVE THIS? I haven’t seen washing this clean since I mistakenly poured a half a bottle of Clorox bleach in my white clothes some years ago. Of course they had holes in them, but they were definitely clean.
I promise you this , that if that had been lets just say, “SOMEONE ELSE,” quote, unquote, that they would right now be spending the rest of their natural lives, or a good portion thereof, in prison. Don’t pass go, don’t collect $200 dollars, just go directly to jail. Little orange jump suite and all. SOMEWHERE I’m sure that there is SOMETHING that says “With Liberty and Justice for All.” Someone please refresh my memory. Well, they certainly got the “Liberty” part right. That is of course, if you have enough money. But where is the justice for that wife and that new baby? That mother and that father? That husband and father, that after 25 grueling weeks had to sit and listen and look at smug faces, while this sentence of “NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF AFFLUENZA” was passed down. Because of course, he didn’t know what he was doing, they said. This just allows us to see even further, that contrary to popular belief, there IS disparity between people. Between having wealth and being poor. Between The haves and the have not’s, so to speak. And it also once again proves definitively, that if you have enough money, you can buy your way out of ANYTHING! And even more importantly, that justice is DEFINITELY NOT blind; but that she indeed sees quite well, exactly what she wants to see.
Now, tell us what YOU think,