Living paycheck to paycheck all my life, I’m used to financial pain and the continuing struggle of being a common American on the lower rung of the middle class. I put in my forty hours, pay my bills
on time, and I’m happy for the 1% raise I get every few years. I’ve been a good boy. I’ve always been aware life ain’t fair, my daddy taught me that when I was a young one, so I never expected otherwise. I’ve always known injustice exists, and I’ve always told people what I think about that shit, never thinking that what I have to say would ever make a difference. It hasn’t. Being a wild man in my youth, I naturally knew that when I stepped up in front of a judge, I wasn’t going to like what he had to say, but I’ll never forget the day when a child molester stood before Judge Ryan, just before I did, and got probation, because he was a pastor or some damn thing. I remember thinking old man Ryan was a pretty lenient judge, and that I was going to be OK, until the jail cell door slammed shut behind my ass for the next six months. Always thought that was odd. Me, setting for half a year for drunk driving while some pervert was walking around free. Never have I understood our judicial system, but what I’ve always known is, is that there’s one for them, and one for me. If you’re looking for a definition of who ‘them’ is, well you simply haven’t been paying attention, or you’re one of them. Chances are you’re no Felicity Huffman or you’re last name isn’t Sackler. One a celebrity, and a minor one at that, and the other, rich fucks, major rich fucks. Now, 14 days in prison and a thirty thousand dollar fine for Ms. Felicity might seem an appropriate sentence for the movie star, ‘cept I don’t think she’ll set in the general population of San Quentin for two weeks. And the thirty grand, well, her hub has that covered. Hell, she paid half that to cheat. When it comes to the Sackler family business of pushing drugs on unsuspecting citizens, not one of ’em is going to spend a day behind bars. Sure, they’re going to pay billions in compensation, but not out of their personal deep pockets. Their company will pay that shit, and just to make sure, they’ve moved billions of their personal money off shore.