Ah, the old college admissions scandal is back in the news. I wrote about this when the news first broke in my article “Is Anyone Really Surprised About The College Cheating Scandal?“
At the end of that article, I said the following:
The rich will always buy their way out. And the court punishments they may be facing for participating in this college scam? Yeah, they’ll buy those out too.
Unsurprisingly, but exactly as predicted, that is what just happened.
Felicity Huffman was just sentenced to 14 days in jail for the college admissions scandal.
College Admissions Scandal Mascot Sentenced to Only 14 Days
The rich will always buy their way out. The system is rigged against the poor and the middle class.
Screw man haters, the race focus, and the rest. The main “privilege” that exists in this country is the “elites privilege“. It doesn’t care about gender, color, or sexual orientation. All it cares about is the color green: money. And those who own the most of it through abuses of power and narcissism.
She got 14 days for removing a potential other (better) candidate from going to an Ivy League. An entire life that could have been forged and built at a top university, taken away because she paid some money to a crony bureaucrat.
- The Manhattan DA (same DA that sentenced her) recommended 30 days in jail for stealing a single loaf of bread by a poor person. Apparently, $5 bread is more important than an entire education. I could believe that.
- The Manhattan DA recommended one year jail for a poor man who stole cough syrup and toothpaste.
- Kalief Browder spent three years in jail for stealing a backpack.
- Poor inner-city Atlanta schoolteachers were convicted to three years because they conspired to cheat on state tests. (Yeah, just a test. Not an entire 4 year Ivy League degree).
Quite a fair and equal justice system we have.
What trust can anyone have in their government when they know that there are two law enforcement and judicial systems in place? And what trust can any of us have in college when even the top tier Ivy Leagues are taking bribes?
This entire situation is one tragic comedy.