I was told the other day that the nations are litigious, prone to and eager to
file suits, always looking for some “free money”.
Nothing the nations have received or will could hardly be characterized as “free”, the associated cost in blood alone without factoring in land and resources is staggering and beyond compensation.
In today’s market, or at any time for that matter what monetary value could be placed on this country, this hemisphere? Any real estate agents want to offer an appraisal?
What value assigned to a human life, to misery and suffering?
I find it ironic that this country will attempt to bomb another into the stone age and then pour untold billions of dollars back into it under the heading of nation building as infrastructure declines and inequities increase within it’s own borders.
Litigious? That’s become something of a national pastime – corporations have raised the bar among themselves, and it’s all about getting a bigger slice of the pie.
Litigious? A person purchases a cup of coffee at a fast food joint, burns them self because it’s “too hot” and sues – uh……unless they ordered iced coffee wouldn’t common sense dictate that coffee is hot?
As a people we’ve been getting burned at every turn for centuries while the concept of justice has remained elusive, something that’s becoming an across the board standard for just about everyone directly coupled to their financial and or ethnic status.
Attorneys flourish, even specialize in various forms of personal injury, they flood the airways with advertisements encouraging people to sue, nothings too frivolous if it will turn a buck.
Sue your parents, sue if you got fired from a job due to incompetence, sue if someone told a bad joke, sue if you don’t like the way someone talked to you, sue if you don’t receive a grade you like in college – but don’t be “litigious” and sue for valid claims amassed over centuries.
Well, we’ve been called just about everything you can think of so what’s one more label? If hot coffee is grounds for legal action any claims we as a people would advance are monumental in comparison.
Free money? Lot of people looking for some of that, but nothing that has come our way has been free.
The sad part about all this is the system isn’t designed to be equitable and the only recourse is the courts, which are suspect themselves.