It is a sad consequence of the democratic delusion that the general population believes in the statist “justice system,” a pitiful system which is not about “justice,” nor does it fulfill the most primitive standards for what a justice system actually should be. It is, at best, a parody of what a justice system should be.
Let us review the facts:
1. This “justice system” is based on the premise that all parties should be forced to accept any given mediator, and that this mediator (called a “judge”) should have total control over the proceedings, the kind that a king would have over his court. Because of this lack of freedom, the most basic element of justice- the willingness to accept judgment over a dispute- must be enforced by coercion.
2. Juries are assembled on the basis of coercion. The people who are supposed to judge the justice of an act are themselves assembled under acts of extortion, and forced to remain there for as long as necessary. Can this be any more absurd?
3. The proceedings must be based on a “law” written by the ruling class. Juries are bullied into accepting this “law” as their only standard. Whatever the ruling class decides is called “just.” No reference to any actual concept of justice is necessary!
This “justice system,” therefore, gives complete sanction to all of the crimes committed by the ruling class, their thugs, and their bureaucracy. It supposedly administers “justice,” while refusing to judge the biggest criminals in our society. That is statist “justice”!
4. When someone is found guilty of a crime, victims are often not compensated. Indeed, they have to pay their share for the criminal’s “incarceration”! What is the point of a “justice” system where one is not guaranteed to get any “justice” in the first place? They call this “retributive justice,” as if it has anything to do with “justice.”
5. The whole purpose of this system is to enforce this arbitrary “law” code, and punish anyone who refuses to obey it. What does this have to do with justice?
6. The system is built to be confrontational, from the ground-up, which makes any attempt to find the truth impossible, and gives strong incentives to fraud and perjury. Basically, the side with the most money and what can tell the best lies, wins. There is very little poor people, or your average working class joe, can do to get justice against big corporations, or any other friend of the State.
These last two points are connected. Because the system is built on retribution, people can only get closure by crusading for punishing the aggressor. Such a system can only be confrontational: how can you have a system based on retribution and punishment, while at the same time trying to mediate between the two parties?
Every single thing about it stinks to the high heavens, from the clown on his throne with robes of black, to the 12 extortion victims who think they’re there to render a “public service,” to these giant tomes of bullshit “laws” that most people don’t even know about, let alone understand, to these quasi-religious ceremonies, with their own language, procedures and invocations.
In the name of this miserable circus, they extort, kidnap and even kill people, on the basis of a system that, even if the “laws” were just, could never arrive at the truth!
The only valid role for a proper justice system, and the role it assumes in any free society in history, is the following:
To resolve disputes peacefully, to provide for restitution, to maintain social cohesion and, in general, to try to leave society in a better place than it was before the crime.
None of these basic principles are reflected in our current system. The last time a “justice system” this evil and corrupt existed, there was a rebellion to force the monarchy to reform it. The result is called the Magna Carta. Our current “justice systems” do not even fulfill the meager requirements of the Magna Carta. We are behind by about 800 years in our so-called “developed countries.” This is atrocious!
In my next post, I will explain the concept of natural law, as well as list the principles that a proper justice system should obey.