In spirit, the Slave Power is back, and back in control of the Supreme Court. So long as these recent decisions stand, America seems destined to continue to evolve toward ever-greater control over our government by ever-greater concentrations of wealth, and the corresponding diminution of the political say, and the life prospects, of the many millions who toil for less than their fair share of the fruits of their labor.
Circumstances change, but the patterns continue. And in our times, a dark pattern of injustice has taken over what is supposed to be the highest court of justice in the land.
The question "What is justice?" is the overriding theme of the classical work that founded political philosophy: Plato's Republic. The first answer given in Plato's famous dialogue is provided by a character named Thrasymachus. Depicted by Plato as a bully, Thrasymachus gives the infamous answer to the question, "Justice is the advantage of the stronger." Plato presents this unappealing man giving this unappealing answer in order to refute and discredit that argument.
In America today, regrettably, the highest court in the land -- the Roberts Court -- has institutionalized the kind of justice -- the very opposite of real justice--that Thrasymachus propounded.
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