20 March 2006
Great piece from Richard’s Mid-Life Crisis, Protecting the Strong from the Weak.
Suppose group X has sufficient power to push forward favourable laws to protect itself from group Y. This is usually done by claiming that the first group is powerless. We have to ask ourselves how this supposedly ‘powerless‘ group has come to influence the government and why the ‘powerful‘ group is unable to prevent it. When we look a little closer we see that it is group X who have the power and it is usually group X who are abusing it too.
posted by Duncan Idaho @ 8:40 PM