Some call it the law, others call it justice. Neither realize that they’re two different extremes. One can be a law-abiding loyalist who serves his country and does nothing but try to stablize the place. Yet there can be patriots, who believe in fighting for the freedom of his or her own country that they practice their own form of justice, using the excuse that they are protecting their own country.
One can follow the laws, pay their taxes and credit card bills on time, but this is just the law. Another can kill a robber in his own backyard and claim self-defence. This is justice.
The law and justice are two serperate issues.
Hamlet desired political stability, almost perfection, yet he had his own version of justice: he killed those who he thought were “breaking the law”. He killed King Claudius for the murder of his father, Polonius out of hatred and Laertes out of revenge.
King Claudius, Polonius and Laertes situation was the law.
Hamlet’s revenge was justice.
The teachers eliminate me from a class for writing a contraversial story. This is the law.
I take my revenge and write a sadistic and grusome murder tale about a serial killer who rapes women and rips their eyeballs out. This revenge is justice.
Peter and Miraz duel. Peter wins by over powering Miraz when Miraz drops his sword. This was, by law, a fair win. Miraz’s second lord, Glozelle, then takes out a knife and stabs Miraz to frame Peter. Peter’s allies then declare war on Miraz’s people and Peter wins. This is justice.
A defence lawyer wins a case and the clearly guilty defendant is found not guilty. He is by law set free. Two days later, the opposition stabs the lawyer. This was justice.
The law and justice are two seperate issues – one cannot be law abiding and practice justice either. The two can never be put in the same category: it forms a paradox.
The law is pressuring and it’s there for those who have the power to excute their rights.
Justice is beautiful.
Only the deserving get what they deserve. Not the other way around.
Sadly, the law doesn’t respect justice: If a former victim stabbed her rapist in broad daylight, the victim would be charged with murder, even if she was doing society a favour.
I can find joy in practicing justice – my own version of it – but the law may not agree. Somehow, justice doesn’t go unpunished, but the end result is mutually beneficial.
Society is not looking for someone to practice justice. It is not looking for a voice. Society wants nothing more than law abiders who create no chaos, who believe in stablity rather than justice. Society wants those who can practice the law, which leaves the guilty to run free, and the innocent stay back to pick up the pieces until they become hopeless victims of the inefficiency of the law.
Justice, people, justice, is not what society wants, but it’s what society needs if order is to be maintained.
Thus, let justice be served, and let the deserving claim their “reward.”
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