- Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:05 am
We are in the middle of that 'American Crime Story' series about the trial of O J Simpson. The story it tells is how some of OJ's lawyers decide, with maximum cynicism, to use Simpson's blackness as the core of the case, embedding his case in the broader story of institutional racism and injustice. Some of his layers believe that is what happened, but others do not. The cynicism is absolutely enthrallingly terrible, and the mendacity on the part of the political voices in this case remind me of it.
Take a terrible situation, in which deeply-founded, genuine human emotion is running freely because of a terrible injustice (natural, in Alfie Evans's case), and use it for utterly cynical, calculated, offensively self-interested purposes.