A new feature.
We will address specific requests for information from our intelligent readers.
Today's question (culled from our comments, but certainly worthy of the full attention of our readership, and therefore, the "nation") :
Brother NOISb, I, nay, WE, await your commentary on why Brother Johnson was subject to an extensive jail term for probation violation and Ms. Hilton was let out early for her similar violation today. FREE PACMAN!
Brothers and Sisters, clearly we live in a "nation" that appraises the worth, privileges and rights of individuals through specific factors. The notion that we are "created equal" and therefore afforded similar, or at least congruent, rights and privileges is a fallacious notion. It is a predatory notion. It is used to occupy our minds and quench our souls, while the realities of the true implementation and enactments of our judicial and civil system figuratively rape and pillage a known segment of the "American" demographic on a regular and specific basis.
Brother Johnson committed a violation of his probationary agreement. He received punishment. Certainly, if he was accurately found in summary discord with an agreement that belayed his due punishment, we can find no fault in holding him accountable. We can't even find fault in the judge mandating that Johnson relinquish his freedom for the full term of his sentence.
Ms. Hilton was found to be in violation of her agreed upon probationary agreement. She surreptitiously tried to blame others for her supposed non-receival of specific information about the conditions. Evidence was found in the glove box of a vehicle she was driving in violation of the terms of execution of her probation that clearly demonstrated she had knowledge of the terms. Ms. Hilton's term was cut in half from the get go. Then Ms. Hilton's term was cut in tenth of that half.
Certainly there is some incongruity in all this.
The argument will be made by jesters, fools and conspicuously racially oppressive folks that they see no inherent intellectual disparity between a large, "scary" Negro being locked up for full term and a blond, white sex pot being "scared straight" by a night of special treatment in county lock up. The basis of their argument will be that the evil and scary Negro's violation involved weapons. While the PYT piece of white deliciousness only committed infractions involving impaired MV operation and non-compliance with her license suspension.
The focus will be to connect the weapons possession violations with violence. And to mitigate Ms. Hilton's violations more as being some sort of administrative infraction.
The argument will anectdotally portray guns as being more dangerous than an impaired individual driving at breakneck speeds. The argument will falsely surmise that statistics show more people are at danger because of guns than drunk drivers.
The argument of the jester, fool and conspicuously racially oppressive, that is.
MADD, an organization which tracks drunk driving statistics tells us that over 500,000 people are injured or killed by impaired driving each year.
Ceasefire, an organization that tracks gun use statistics tells us that just under 100,000 people are injured or killed by guns each year.
Clearly, the incidence of an impaired driver hurting or killing someone is greater than a gun user.
We can accurately say, then, that an impaired individual choosing to operate a vehicle is akin to an individual choosing to use a gun.
The problem in juxtaposing Brother Johnson's situation with Ms. Hilton's?
Ms. Hilton chose to get behind the wheel and on the open road. Thereby endangering the public at large. Thereby threatening to add to the 500,000.
Brother Johnson? He was charged with having weapons at his home. Not possessing them in public and not USING them.
The cogent mind can clearly see what happened here.
It's much more important for Ms. Hilton to be out getting paid to be at sponsors' parties at clubs than it is for Brother Johnson to be in uniform striving to become the NFL's Man of the Year.
Maybe if Brother Johnson had been photographed carry a copy of the Qu'ran around with him the days before he was locked up, it would have led to a lessened stay.
The bottom line is this:
Brother Johnson's stay has led to a lifestyle change.
And Ms. Hilton needs the love of a good brother.
Edit. Al Sharpton's thoughts on the matter link