7. Injustice

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The Queen
Ecclesiastes ch3 vv16-17, ch4 vv1-3, ch5 v8

In this world you find wickedness where justice and right ought to be.
I told myself, "God is going to judge the righteous and the evil alike,
because every thing, every action, will happen at its own set time."
Then I looked again at all the injustice that goes on in this world.
The oppressed were weeping, and no one would help them.
No one would help them, because their oppressors had power on their side.
Don't be surprised when you see that the government oppresses the poor and denies them justice and their rights.
Every official is protected by the one over him, and both are protected by still higher officials.
I envy those who are dead and gone, they are better off than those who are still alive.
But better off than both are those who have never been born, who have never seen the injustice that goes on in this world.