The justice system is primarily based on the notion that the rich and poor will be treated equally. It is stated by Justice Black, “The justice is not equal where someone depends on the amount of money he\she has.” But today, we see that this basic notion has been put aside and justice now depends upon how much a person can pay. The poor are systemically treated worse than the wealthy. At present, justice is distributed in two types; one is for the rich and other for the poor. In this anonymous blog we will list the ways where we see the power of money over justice:
Injustice in education
The power of money develops injustice in the education sector. The discrimination starts when we see two different standards of education in one country; one for the poor and the other for the rich. Even if the poor are more capable than the rich student to achieve excellence in education, he cannot get admission in a reputed and competent institute because he cannot afford its heavy fee. The rich are able to send their children to the best institute and can even afford to send them to other countries for higher education.
Injustice in Health Sector
Martin Luther King Jr’s best quote states “Injustice in peoples health care is the very shocking and inhumanity.” The power of money doesn’t spare the health sector. Injustice is seen when we see poor going to low standard hospitals and rich going to a high standard private hospital after being diagnosed with some type of disease. The heavy fees of private doctors do not allow the poor to get themselves treated well.
Injustice by politicians
This is one of the common practices we witness these days. We see inequality or extreme inequality is a result of politicians taking over resources and assets and using them for their own personal means and benefits. They become very rich by such illegal ways and now think that they are allowed to do whatever they want. They think no rules are for then and no one can question they’re criminal activities. Money laundering, bribery, and nepotism are some common activities by many politicians. Even when the allegations against them are proven, such politicians extremely intoxicated by the power of wealth, are adept at buying justice.
Jails only for poor criminals
Let us recall an incident with the arrest of Sandra Bland, a Texas driver in 2015. She died in the jail waiting for her family who was trying to collect $515 for his bail. Her story is often compared with the history of someone called Robert Durst, which justice charged him in for a murder in Texas in 2001. Durst, a rich person was one of the heirs to a vast New York real estate fortune. He gave $300,000 for his bail and was released. It proves how money has the power to buy justice.
Injustice in the feudal system
Though the feudal system not been that influential these days as compared to how it used to be in an older time, but where ever has prevailed is setting trend for injustice. Being powerful by wealth, peasants, and labor activists have said that they are grieving over the plight of the existing justice system that is quite unfair and ineffective. In this modern era, peasants and poor labors are still witnessing a state of exploitative and slave-like relationships with feudal lords.
It is a bitter reality that finding a relevant and reasonable job for a poor is the hardest thing to do on earth. The merit has become the talk of the past. Now one who bribes more gets a better opportunity for ajob. This may lead the deserving person to suffer depression and disappointment. The rich get better job opportunities with his power of money. Thus, injustice rules because of rich defeat poor with money and not with merit.
To conclude, when it is said “Justice is blind” it means that justice is impartial and objective. Thus, justice is equal for every class or gender. Unfortunately, the power of money over justice has violated injustice in our society.