Some people, long haired people believe the world and everything that comes with it is all held at an equal balance. A metaphorical set of scales being looked over by fate and karma, when one person dies another is born (over population proves otherwise but we can gloss over that), when a good deed is done a bad deed must follow. And it seems that this week the universal balance has been clear for all to see.
Last week the great train robber and headline godsend Ronnie Biggs was released from prison to finally became a free man at the age of 80. At the moment he is lying in a hospital bed in Norwich after suffering from so many strokes he should have a ejaculated from life a while ago.
On the other side of Europe a ninety year old Mr Josef Scheungraber has been sent to prison for Nazi war crimes he commited in 1944. Josef sat at his hearing as if he hadn't a care in the world, dressed like a war hero, he was sentenced to life in prison.
Straight away I'd like to say that these men, especially the later are not nice people, Josef forced 11 people into a farmhouse then blew it up. That's stuff I thought people only did in films. He is a true Nazi.
The question is why has it taken this long for a murdering war criminal to be jailed. Was he seen as a national hero after the war? Was he paraded around German schools so the children could look upon him in wonder. "look daddy look, his eyes have no soul". What had he been doing I hear you ask. He'd been living as a free man working for the town council in Ottobrunn. Yeah, really.
If I was 90 years old and had just spent the last 60 years of my life a free man after being responsible for the murder of 14 Italian civilians I'd be chuffed as old balls to be living out my last years in prison. I can imagine him being interviewed after a couple of months inside, "It's like an old persons home without the cost, and you get accustomed to the arse buggering after the first few weeks".