Injustice! Mother of all crime.

Ayoola Olubunmi Olusegun
Posted January 7, 2021 from Nigeria

Global terrorism is on the rise, and there's no solution in sight, for the major culprit is injustice. The world is in a state of anarchy, the judicial system is unreliable all over the world due to greed and corruption. A common man can't find solace in the judicial system for reasons of lack of fund to prosecute in most cases and very few Practitioners see the need to be true ministers in the temple of justice because he also has needs which can only be answered by money. The faith of a poor man in a corrupt system is a function of the quality of its judicial system.

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Susu Mohamed
Jan 07
Jan 07

Dear,
Ayoola,
Thanks you for your information.
It will help us.

Nini Mappo
Jan 07
Jan 07

Dear Ayoola,
I've been reading the book proverbs recently, and was struck by all the sayings about injustice, happening in the kingdom led by the wisest man that ever lived. It brings one to his sayings about how the world turns, that there is nothing new under the sun. Man continues his corruption fueled by selfishness and ill-gotten gain.
It made me think of all the daily injustices we hear of or experience. And how his wisdom couldn't change the hearts of his citizens in his kingdom to choose justice. It was quite discouraging. It brought the words his father David said earlier in the 89th psalm, that righteousness and justice are the foundation of God's throne/government. It made me think that perhaps the absence of justice indicates the absence of righteousness...knowing what is right, the integrity to choose what is right even at personal loss and sacrifice, and the courage to execute the right in the face of opposition, censure, and personal threats. But it's impossible for people plagued with a selfishness that disregards, minimizes, vilifies, colonizes, enslaves and treads on others in a bid of self-preservation to have that level of integrity.

Because the problem of injustice is two-fold. The first is the negative experience that drives us to seek arbitration from courts and law enforcement personnel. The second is the inability of the court systems to grant justice. For that reason, I am afraid that injustice in either one of those two aspects is here to stay. It is a painful reality. It makes me angry. But the anger reminds me that I yearn for its end because my origin is righteousness and justice, and injustice is out of sync with my identity.
We'll keep pushing against injustice and celebrate every little victory, and build resilience to mourn and take action whenever we experience or hear of injustice in its expansive spectrum, because unfortunately, it is inevitable.
Let's soldier on sister, with every inch or injustice pushed back, we will celebrate!
Wishing you a fruitful year ahead:)

Beth Lacey
Jan 08
Jan 08

Injustice, inequality- two killers of peace

Tamarack Verrall
Jan 09
Jan 09

Dear Ayoola,
This is so important, what you said, so true. If we do not have justice systems that equally respect people, poor or not, we do not have justice systems. What you are speaking of, is true in my country, too.