The politics of Get a Man
It is unfortunate that this concept is viewed as acceptable in any society, let alone become commonplace as it has in ours.
It comes off the back of the theory that men are expendable in the development of society, and sometimes it’s hard to translate into every day life.
There’s an article here
which looks at the concept of get any man, rather than get the right man.
It’s the ugly side of the human mind, that takes the freedom of another human being, to prove expedience, at the expense of what the majority of us like to believe is justice.
What may be a hidden reality is that we’ve had far more men wrongly convicted in this country than we would like to think.
The article also crosses another bridge to places further away
The police are not there to “get people’. A culture of this nature is an abuse of power, and damaging to society. We’ve seen that play out in an unfortunate manner of recent, with a raid on a journalist’s apartment. It’s well publicized and I’m not going to rehash that story here.
That of course was the much publicized search warrant executed on the home of TV3 journalist Heather du Plessis-Allan. In this, and it matters little, that ‘the man’ was in fact a woman: The culture evolves to a greater evil, when it becomes not only an assault of the freedom of the individual, but a threat to society. The media reacted accordingly, they have their place, and the judiciary wasn’t slow in making their feelings publically known either.
This is where we also must act accordingly, about the way men are treated. Every time Justice is denied, every time the man takes the punishment of a crime he didn’t commit, that is an attack on our freedom.