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  •  You seem to have missed my point. (10+ / 0-)

    1. Of couse countless war criminals and perpetrators of mass economic fraud have gone unprosecuted.  So we agree here.

    2. The rule of law in the US and UK still exists in some form, however deeply flawed.  

    You appear unaware or uniformed about the circumstances in other places around the world.  If you knew something about, say, Somalia in the 1990s, you would have a better sense of what it really means to have the rule of law collapse.

    "Trust me... I've been right before." ~ Tea party patriot

    by Calvino Partigiani on Wed May 22, 2013 at 06:36:16 PM PDT

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    •  lopsided enforcement of the law (3+ / 0-)

      speaks of the rule of the lawless. and they have no rules. so, imo, i'd say the rule of law is pretty much window dressing.

      not that there aren't moments of clarity and real judicial rulings... i admit i've still heard of these small miracles.

      by and large, though, those we've elected to enforce our laws are no longer accountable to the law and apparently they exempt their corporate donors from facing the law.

      unless of course you're a woman... Lynndie England or Harriet Miers or my favorite Martha Stewart. gee, fancy that... women taking the hits.

      “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” - Mark Twain

      by pfiore8 on Wed May 22, 2013 at 06:44:03 PM PDT

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      •  I know about the three American women you (6+ / 0-)

        mention.  They're well-known figures.  How well informed are you about, for instance, Hawa Abdi, or Meena Keshwar Kamal?

        If you had a somewhat better understanding of the world more widely, and women like Dr. Abdi and Meena, who bravely struggled and struggle in situations of true lawlessness, you would, I hope, be less self-righteous about your understanding of what the true collapse of the rule of law looks like.

        "Trust me... I've been right before." ~ Tea party patriot

        by Calvino Partigiani on Wed May 22, 2013 at 06:57:36 PM PDT

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        •  i don't understand much, true. (4+ / 0-)

          however, considering the hardships of others... and there are so many others, including animals, who suffer because there is virtually no accountability in so many places around the globe...
          or caused by the lack of accountability of war profiteers et al...

          there may be harder places to live once the rule of law is broken. but i believe it's all relative. it is what you know. in fact, we Americans may be much less equipped to deal with this collapse of the rule of law... because we think the good guy always wins or that he'll show up on his white steed and save us.

          from where I sit, the rule of law has collapsed in the USofA. it's just that we aren't as outwardly brutal, but we are getting there.

          “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” - Mark Twain

          by pfiore8 on Wed May 22, 2013 at 07:09:56 PM PDT

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