“Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.”
– William Shakespeare Julius Caesar
One of the most despicable acts of a man is to stand by watching another person being beat to death, a woman raped, or any type of a crime committed against another without trying to help.
Would Tom Doniphon back down from Liberty Valance and let Ransom Stoddard get pushed around? Heck no, and Liberty found out the hard way. (Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
Are we mice or are we men? Trust me, I’ve heard an awful lot of squeaks from what I refer to as Gutless Wonders indigenous to Los Banos, Merced County in California.
When public officials avoid prosecuting each other, or even addressing the evidence of a crime by other public officials, it tilts the entire world out of kilter. I, for one, am not going to stand by and let that happen. Nothing like some bullies ruling and using the laws to persecute those that fight against them to get a true patriots dander up.
The themes of movies, stories, and literature are embedded into our social collective consciousnesses since childhood. They’re full of heroes being persecuted by Western sheriffs and mayors to modern day powerful politicos all the way up to the President to the United States.
Citizens are programed to accept it as a way of life, apathy and tyranny in balance.
In simple terms, many people are apathetic because they are cowards, not because they are helpless.
Only in movies are the cowards able to act out their fantasies of justice prevailing over the omnipotent bad government guy….like in Enemy of the State.
Absolute Power had President Alan Richmond played by one of the most lovable evil guys on the big screen, Gene Hackman. He played opposite Clint Eastwood who played Luther Whitney.
Remember when Whitney looked up at the television at the airport bar, snarls at President Richmond’s image and says, “You heartless whore! I’m not going to run from you.” Lucky for Whitney, there weren’t any airport security around or he would have been butt naked and strip searched in a flash.
But the point is, it was patriotic for Eastwood’s character to stand up to the villainy of a fictional United States President and be cheered on by the audience. It was the American thing to do.
Too bad that Eastwood doesn’t bring a touch of that “don’t give me any of that bull” attitude to addressing the public corruption in Carmel, Monterey County, California. It would be wonderful if he was a for real “High Plains Drifter”. Correspondence provided to Mr. Anthony Lombardo, attorney for Mr. Eastwood, have gone unanswered.
When San Joaquin Superior Court Judge Lesley Holland, along with the judges of the Merced Superior Court bench, want citizens to believe that it would be alright for them to have knowledge of rampant violations of court procedures under their own roofs and not have to do anything about it…and that I’m being the unreasonable one thinking that they should…that’s hilarious!
Common sense tells you there would be law requiring judges to take corrective actions, and there are. Judge Holland mocks common sense and insults the intelligence of citizens.
They are spelled out in the Judicial Canon of Ethics 3 D. Disciplinary Responsibilities that each California Judge is required to adhere to.
Beyond that, and even more basic, is that Judge Holland’s attitude denotes the type of behavior of a person that would walk quickly by while a woman was being accosted, or a person needed help. It’s the old Pontious Pilate routine of washing his hands…but not all of the slime will come off there, your Honor Holland.
I’m doing what every other American hero in a similar situation is required to do.
I’m fighting back and not allowing my face to be rubbed in the dirt by the bad guys while they mock justice.
Perhaps you should too, unless you prefer the thousand deaths route.