Thank you, Wordsworth!
Little did you know when you penned your famous poem how useful it’d be to my blog post 208 years later.
Ethan Couch – Victim of Affluenza
(Photo Courtesy – Independent)
Curse of Affluenza
Ethan Couch, a 16-year-old White Trash kid, in Texas who stole beer, killed four people, paralyzed his friend and later admitted to his guilt of driving crazy drunk (his blood alcohol content was three times the permissible limit) got essentially a free pass from the U.S. justice system because he’s suffering from “affluenza.”
You never heard of the word?
Well, that’s because you schmucks are losers who belong to the American rabble – the majority that lives pay check to pay check, the majority that lives in mortal dread of losing its job, the majority that struggles to make ends meet, the majority that lives in fear of bankruptcy because a fall on the ice or slip in the bathtub will put it in financial free fall into the gutter.
If you really want to know, affluenza is an affliction peculiar to extremely wealthy White Trash folks like Ethan Couch.
The biggest symptom of affluenza is that the disease lets White Trash get away with any infraction and any sin because they have far too much money.
By the way, Ethan Couch’s punishment for the death, grave injury and agony he inflicted on others through his drunk driving actions was 10-years of probation, and therapy costing half a million dollars a year at an expensive institution in California.
The prosecutors wanted to put Ethan Couch away in prison for 20-years but came back with mud on their face.
Did I tell you justice in American is color blind?
What it means is that as long as the color of your skin is White and the wad of bills your parents have is thick then justice will turn a nelson’s eye to anything you might be inclined to do.
By the way, what did the young, innocent, 17-year-old Black kid Trayvon Martin get for wearing a hoodie and looking suspicious in Miami Gardens, Florida – Death.
Bliss it is in Amreeka to be White, But To be White Trash in Amazing Amreeka is Very Heaven.
What did Ambani’s son get for ramming his Aston Martin and [deleted because it’s factually wrong] ?
Nothing.. in fact the media even blacked out the news..
There is no justice.
1. True, no justice in most places! Money talks!
2. But there is one big difference between the Ambani hit & run and the Texas crash – There were no fatalities in Mukesh Ambani’s son’s hit & run incident but four fatalities & a brain-damaged victim in the Texas incident.
3. For the benefit of others who are as unaware of the Ambani hit & run news item as I was, here are two links:
True, no justice in most places! Money talks! – Isn’t this true for any country???
This coming from an Indian, who is colorblind or racist (varies from perspective).
Tis’ true that wealth clouds justice.
But there are some egregious incidents where justice must prevail as a demonstration effect. Otherwise respect for law eventually collapses.
What if India had allowed the accused to go free in the Nirbaya case?
Allowing the American boy (Ethan Couch) to get off is like freeing Nirbaya’s attackers without punishment (fortunately, India is taking strong action against her attackers)!
BTW, today is the first anniversary of Nirbhaya’s brutal assault.
On the nirbhaya case, you might be aware that one of the rapists was a juvenile (as per law) and he did get away with just three years of sentence. There were news reports that this juvenile was the one who started attacking the girl with a rod on you-know-where.
Indian Government is mulling over a law for bringing down the age of juveniles to 16.
Three years is better than zero days (Ethan Couch)!
BTW, as I type this response someone from the U.S. State Department in Washington DC is reading the SI Blog. Honest!
Great! SI is becoming an unavoidable entity in the daily affairs of american citizens! May be, it’s because of the recent trend of topics that you covered.
It is true for some keywords SI blog shows up as the first link in Google. (Ex: “devyani khobragade husband”)
Is it possible to notice the duration of stay? May be, it is an auto-data-mining bot?
“BTW, today is the first anniversary of Nirbhaya’s brutal assault.” –
May the poor soul rest in peace and her attackers get the most vicous treatment in life and death. Incidents like this only make me wonder whether the inhumane punishments (Cutting off hands/legs/private organ) practiced in countries such as Saudi Arabia actually are justified?Afterall, a rapist, who serves a mere 7-10 years in life will still remain a rapist and may even get worse post imprisonment.
It is even more shocking to see that some of the public pointed the finger at the victim for catching the bus/travelling late/having a boy friend etc…… An embarassment to the Indian society and humanity as a whole…. I wish that we are more proactive in preventing such horrendous crimes
Reminds me of Casey Anthony case !!
1) On a bigger scale
2) In the Casey Anthony case, the cause of the kid’s death is still not clear.
But in Ethan’s case there’s no doubt that he was drunk, driving fast and slammed his pickup truck into the victims.
Nowadays, Rape has become a lowly offense, while flirting, hugging and kissing has become criminal offences in democratic nations of India and USA.
Definitely Not in the U.S.
Besides prison term, after release the rapists have to register as Sex Offender with all its attendant restrictions!
In a related news, check this:
Hey, it’s Pakistan.
Anything is possible in that barbaric, wannabe nation.
Pakistan is the woebegone place on Earth that can make Indians feel good about themselves! 😉