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Strangers to justice?
Posted By Larry Klayman On 05/18/2012 @ 8:20 pm In Commentary,Opinion | No Comments
In the early pages of my book “Whores: Why and How I Came to Fight the Establishment,” I discuss my formative years as a university student in Aix-en-Provence, France, and Duke University and how French literature, one of my majors, shaped my view of the world and my career as a lawyer. I was particularly affected by Albert Camus, the existentialist who wrote the famous novel “L’Etranger,” in English “The Stranger.” Here, an Algerian who killed a man in self-defense was convicted of murder by a French jury, ostensibly because the jury found that he did not cry at his mother’s funeral – a “fact” that incredulously must have meant to the jury that the Algerian was cold-blooded and capable of murder. This absurdity helps not just to explain the legal system today in France, but also in the United States and worldwide.
Legal justice is no longer presumed even in so-called civilized nations and exists in very few venues. As a lawyer of nearly 35 years, I have come to believe, as you know from my columns, that it is not frequently delivered. Just look at what routinely occurs in our family courts, where judges, magistrates, guardian ad litems and other “experts” – many of whom are more concerned with their own professional status and financial success than your personal needs – arbitrarily decide in God-like fashion what is best for you, your estranged spouse and your children. Then there are cases like the racially charged George Zimmerman case, where the allegedly white assailant (he is actually Hispanic and part black, it turns out) is being readied for a legal lynching because the president and his radical friends like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson want “whitey’s” head on a plate to satisfy their political and fundraising needs and their vindictive desire for revenge over past discrimination. I could go on and on at the injustice inherent in our justice system, but you know what I am talking about.
Not just France and the United States have perverted the rule of law, but the situation is rampant around the globe. Just read the newspapers or peruse the Internet.
This week I traveled to Vienna, Austria, to serve a complaint I filed against the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). See www.freedomwatchusa.org. The suit alleges that the countries of OPEC – many of which are Islamic nations like Iran, Saudi Arabia and others, which are bent on not only obtaining large oil revenues to finance terrorism, but also line their own pockets for nefarious domestic and personal enrichment purposes – are engaging in price fixing and market division. These acts are per se violations of our antitrust and competition laws and have begged for decades for legal action by our so-called Department of Justice. They are not only civil violations of law, but criminal under our legal system. Yet, despite the obviousness of the illegalities, my alma mater, the Antitrust Division – in the early 1980s, I was a young trial lawyer there who assisted in breaking up AT&T’s communications monopoly – has never taken any action against this predominantly Muslim oil cartel. Who pays the price for all of this? The American consumer and others. Today, gasoline prices are nearly $5 per gallon in many states, and our government sits back and watches as our people are being ripped off during an economic depression.
We the People, through my complaint, should not have had to take legal action ourselves. As citizens, we pay for our government to protect us from foreign despots like those leading OPEC countries. But, as is regrettably true in many settings, our establishment politicians, the ones who control our federal government in particular, have been compromised and effectively bribed by large oil interests. They thus sit back and roll over to these predominantly Arab oil-producing nations ripping us off for their own evil ends.
The case against OPEC has been assigned to Judge Reggie Walton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Let us hope that this one judge will do what the rest of our federal government has refused to do and take action, at our “request,” against these predominantly Muslim oil producers and their enablers in the U.S. oil industry. He must order OPEC to stop price fixing and dividing markets if he follows the rule of law. But how many judges these days would do so? Not many, as they are the pliant disciples of the establishment politicians who put them in power. I pray that Judge Walton is not one of them.
Such injustice is why this nation is in the early stages of revolution. We the People are defenseless if our judges and our legal system continue to represent the “bribed establishment” and not the citizens. Like the Algerian in “The Stranger,” we ordinary folk are being convicted of, in effect, not crying enough at our own funeral – the funeral of the United States and all the freedoms our Founding Fathers successfully fought for.
It’s time not just to cry, but to act. I am doing all I can legally to try to head off violent revolution. But it will come if our legal system, which was designed to be a sword against the tyranny of despots foreign and domestic, continues to fail to deliver justice for its citizens. Judge Walton has a great opportunity to deliver this justice and to restore our faith in the nation’s courts.
May God save and guide Judge Walton and the justice system, and may He save the citizens of United States and worldwide!
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