Last December, Ethan Couch, a white 16-year old killed four people while driving drunk. He was sentenced to rehab and ten years probation, but will serve no jail time. His defense argued that he suffered from “affluenza” – what a psychiatrist described as a real condition when the rich are so wealthy they have no sense of responsibility for their actions. Last year, the same judge oversaw a case in which a black fourteen year old was sentenced to ten years in prison for punching a man whose head struck the pavement and later died.
If the rich suffer from affluenza and are incapable of understanding the consequences of their actions, then why the hell are they the ones in charge of running society?