September 10th, 2013

Serious Thoughts

What's the bloody point of having laws then?

So yesterday I was out in my car, taking it to get its rego check done.  It was out of rego because I had it in getting work done on it that took longer than expected. That's fine. I had it booked in for the rego check yesterday morning.

Had to drop my son at preschool, so plan was, drop him at preschool, take car to get checked.  I knew it would pass, it's a formality, no more.

Wouldn't you know it, I get pulled over by the police.Collapse )

This sure as hell sends a bloody clear message that some people are more equal than others.

So thanks to all those involved for helping solidify that in Australia, it is about us and them.  The connected versus the unconnected.  The haves and have-nots.  That some people are deserving of compassion and leniency, and others, you can sentence them normally.

Thanks for making the task of being a police officer doing their job to keep our streets safe that little bit more dispiriting.

Thanks for making a parent's job of teaching their kids about fairness and the difference between right and wrong that little bit harder, and more thankless.