Monday, January 9, 2012

Come Monday...Suits Revisited

“Come Monday…” is a weekly series that will involve a review of, or commentary about,  websites, movies, documentaries, television shows, sports, music, and whatever else may tickle my fancy at the time.  Be assured that these reviews will be generally positive, as in accordance to the Jimmy Buffett song “Come Monday.”  This is subject to change, however.  In fact, I would be most derelict in my duties to neglect going on a rant every once in a while.  For rants promote change, and change can be good—right?  Therefore, since good is generally considered as being a positive force in 99.3% of the parallel universes that I am aware of, even a rant could be considered as being something positive, and a genuine hissy-fit would be even better (so I’m told).

Okay, maybe a little.  For as you saw in the trailer, the premise of the show is about an incredibly intelligent poser getting by in spectacular ways, and with the moral decay of American society continuing on pace, glorifying cheating adds all the more to it.

On the other hand, required law degrees and bar admissions are another way for the rich to get richer.  Yes, it could be argued that chaos would reign supreme in our legal system if we allowed just anyone to practice law, but if you have had a lot of dealings with licensed attorneys, you should be acutely aware of the fact that a diploma on the wall is no guarantee of there being a brain in their head.

That was an excerpt from the review I did of [Suits] [last August].  To fill you in the details, the premise of the show is based on a man practicing law without a license.

Evidently, Suits is loosely based upon a real-life situation.  I do not know if it was on the one reported on in that 60 Minutes segment, but it sure sounds familiar.

Yes, I gave the show a glowing review, but that 60 Minutes report has soured my enthusiasm for the show somewhat.  Okay, make that a lot.  In fact, I really shouldn’t have been so enthusiastic about it in the first-place, and I’m not sure if we will watch anymore episodes after it returns to the USA line-up this summer.

You see, it has been becoming more and more clear to me that more and more are focusing all of their attention upon getting over instead of overcoming.  In other words, they are focusing on cheating instead of winning within the boundaries of the rules.

Yes, it has been said for quite some time now that rules are made to be broken.  In fact, I have said it a few times, myself, but with several scars to prove it, I now realize that there are some lines that should not be crossed.

No, cheating on an SAT (or ACT) test doesn’t sound like such a big deal, but where one goes to school really does matter—especially when to comes high-profile (and high-paying) positions.  For a diploma from a school like Harvard will get you at least a personal interview 99% of the time, with that 1% being reserved for applicants from lesser schools for the sake of appearances.

Yes, it can be argued that just getting into Harvard is no guarantee of graduation—let alone good grades.  Nonetheless, there are only so many openings to be filled in each freshman class at the more elite schools, and those who cheat keep much more worthy students from getting to where they have worked so hard to go.

Alas, I know that even this is as much a part of our Heavenly Father’s plan as everything else, but just because He has allowed something to go on doesn’t mean that He wants it to continue.  Take slavery, and the harsh subjection of women in general, for a couple of examples.

Yes, many rules are quite unjust.  So, may we seek to change them for the good all concerned instead of seeking to get over just for our own personal gain.

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  1. There does seem to be an increasing number of people who would rather work the system and cheat their way through life than making an honest living. I'm not among the masses. I'm just another one of those peons working for a getting by kind of living

  2. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Ann!!! I suppose it isn't anything new, but it sure seems to be getting out-of-hand. One of my nephews has a friend who became the head of security for one of the Lowe's here in town on account of having all sorts of impressive degrees listed on his resume while the truth of the matter was that he hadn't even graduated high school--nor obtained a GED!


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