Elitism Allowed Jeffrey Epstein to Escape Justice

Elitism Allowed Jeffrey Epstein to Escape Justice

Elitism Allowed Jeffrey Epstein to Escape Justice

People are scratching their heads wondering how mogul Jeffrey Epstein managed to elude justice. The answer is simple, of course: he used elitism and all the perks that go with it. Moreover, this happens in America a lot more than we want to admit, but since we pride ourselves on equality, we tend to not see such things.

For example, Epstein had agreed to register as a sex offender ten years ago to avoid federal prosecution in Florida. And how did that work out? Well, he did register in Florida and in New York, although in NYC an attorney from the office of Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance tried to keep Epstein from registering as a top-level offender. The judge was gobsmacked:

“I have to tell you, I’m a little overwhelmed because I have never seen a prosecutor’s office do anything like this.”

The judge didn’t allow it, and labeled Epstein a Level 3 Sex Offender — the worst kind. As such, Epstein was required to check in with NYPD every 90 days. However, Epstein never complied in over eight years.

But that didn’t phase Epstein. Even though he owns a mansion that is palatial even by Manhattan standards, he slickly changed his official residence to the Virgin Islands. He owns the island of Little St. James, where, as SFGate reports, he would go to “escape from the toil of cultivating the rich and powerful.”

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Epstein estate, Little St. James/Navin75/flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0. 

Then there’s his home in New Mexico.

Epstein owns the sprawling “Zorro Ranch” in New Mexico, on which he built a nearly-27,000 square foot house. Also on his property, along with two SUVs, are a Boeing 727 and a Gulfstream private jet. For good measure he also keeps two helicopters: a Bell 407 and a Sikorsky S-76.

But why New Mexico? It turns out that NM’s sex offender law is one of the most lenient in the nation. It does not limit where an offender can live, nor what kind of job he can hold.

What’s more, Epstein bought his property from Bruce King, a three-time governor of New Mexico. Epstein has long been connected to some of the Southwest’s most powerful political families. Elitism allowed Epstein to live like a king, and perhaps even use the remote Zorro Ranch for other crimes.

And then there’s one of the biggest mysteries of all: how did Jeffrey Epstein make all his money?

But while some believe that Epstein’s fortune came through earning favor with the powerful and wealthy, others suggest different theories. One claim is that he set up an enormous Ponzi scheme. Yet a sociology professor who’s been studying Epstein for years thinks he made his fortune through blackmail.

However Epstein came about his fortune, though, it seems that elitism allowed him to get away with behavior that would land schlubs like us in the slammer.

Elitism also allowed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein to continue his sexual abuse until young reporter Ronan Farrow broke the story wide open. Even then, Farrow’s employer, NBC News, backed off from the story. Moreover, Weinstein threatened to sue Farrow. So Farrow shopped his story to The New Yorker, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Then there’s the Varsity Blues scandal, in which the wealthy and connected tried to buy their offspring admission into elite universities. However, “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin thought elitism would spare her prosecution from the charge of bribing college officials with $500,000. She pleaded “not guilty,” thinking the DA was “bluffing.” Both she and her husband Mossimo Giunnulli also were unwilling to accept responsibility for their actions.

Why? Because elitism.

Yet while we enjoy seeing monsters like Weinstein and arrogant idiots like Loughlin take a publicized tumble, how often do we allow our heroes leeway because of their elitism?

Like our favorite actors, for example. How many people at first refused to believe that Bill Cosby could rape women? And what about the foibles of singers, or sports stars — like favorite football players? Even some of our favorite politicians?

We think of ourselves as a society based on equality of all people, but sadly elitism runs through it like a nasty virus.

 

Featured image: hinshawhinshaw/condé nast/flickr/cropped/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. 

 

 

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

9 Comments
  • Rod says:

    Agreed. the UNIPARTY “Country Club Progressives” are/were his supporters. And he supported them. Naming names: the leftist President who had Acosts help Eptein – GWB!

  • Rich Vail says:

    Why did Hillary get away with crimes that would have put the rest of us away for decades…

  • Susan Harms says:

    I would really like to know how he amassed such a fortune using blackmail (paid in cash?). If I want $10K in cash from the bank or make $10K deposing (or a sequence of smaller deposits) I get reported to and investigated by the feds. What did his tax returns look like? W-2? gifts? THis stinks to high heaven of involvement by thousands of people. IT is not just elitism — it is corruption on such a scale not even imaginable.

    • jmjt says:

      … not to mention, mr mccarrick & the mitres who knew & remained silent: elitism…..
      the powerful non-denom church ‘pastors’ with $3k suits & suitcases of cash to pay off victims…. elitism…

      sadly, too many believe that the remedy is “anarchy”… just ask the Russians, French, Germans, etc how that solves these problems… the innocent still suffer

  • E, ROBOT says:

    Is still don’t believe Bill Cosby committed any crime. He was punished for suggesting blacks take responsibility for themselves and not become new slaves on the globalists’ plantation.

  • Steve White says:

    Well written. If you circulate amongst elites (or the groups under them, the nomenklatura and the apparatchiks) and try to point this out, you either get disbelief, or opposition, or denial that they themselves are part of the problem (“I’m not an elite, I’m just a full professor”). It’s almost like Fight Club: the first rule of Fight Club is that you never admit that there is a Fight Club.

  • Mike McKain says:

    The “elitists” have been a very powerful group of people since the early 20th century. That’s also when the industrial revolution started and a small group of people became very, very rich. As the saying goes “money corrupts” and it corrupts most every elite person alive. It is a small club that thinks it is above the law and thinks it actually makes the laws. They are so far above the rest of us that we seldom see them or what they do. The Clintons are the best example of political elitists. They have got away with theft and murder and various crimes and misdemeanors.

    • GWB says:

      Ummmmm, you need to go back a LOOOOOOOOOT further than the Industrial Revolution! LOL
      Like, back to the first humans. America was one of the only departures from elitism in history.

      (Oh, and the industrial revolution didn’t start in the early 20th century. More like the late 18th.)

    • MikeGiles says:

      The first generation of elites, differed from the ones who followed. The first generations of the elites supported charities, built universities, left their money to foundations. It’s the newer elites who, as has been said, were born on third base and swear they hit a triple. they also believe they made the team on ability, not because their family friend owns it.

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