The judiciary is in revolt. They have spent years with an aura of immaculate respectability that made them walk through society with pride and airs of self-sufficiency, believing that they were a caste of untouchables, a superior elite, morally, socially and intellectually. That is over. There is no respectability when the majority message in the public debate is the defense of their privileges and the unscientific denial that the oppositions to reach a judge favor those who have resources and come from wealthy families, which perpetuates the social inequality of access to the race. They are only bourgeois defending the interests of the bourgeoisie.
In declassification processes, it usually happens that individuals want to take elements of the class to which they do not belong, shedding their own. It is a process that is very much treated in the alienation of the working class, which tends to hide its origin in order to try to prosper in certain environments reserved for the ruling classes. The goal is to leave the class of origin. However, the process that usually occurs among members of the bourgeoisie is to try to ignore their privileges and well-off origins to convey a story of effort and a humble origin, to hide that their achievements have been achieved thanks to dad’s money and family contacts. . But what is intended is to keep the class safe from proletarian interference by co-opting the effort, which is a characteristic and an exclusive value of the working class.
This is usually common in the sagas of businessmen, but it has become soaked in the members of the judiciary who want to hide that their origins accommodated in the majority cause a conservative bias in the courts that try to preserve and hide so that it is not possible to legislate and reap part of that social gap. Dad’s judges are offended because they are told that access to the judicial career has a class bias that favors those who come from wealthy families. Although they deny it, they have had it easier in life and it is almost certain that without that mattress they would have had to give up the first setback.
Dad’s judges They are doing politics from the media trying to deceive public opinion with a speech that tells the story that studying at ICADE with a tuition fee of 12,000 euros a year is not the privilege of a rich girl when your engineer dad pays you. It is common for those who have never experienced hardships or have a distant idea of what barriers to access to a better social position are to believe that they owe everything to their effort because they got up early to catch public transport. He neither understands nor conceives that whoever comes from the majority social class, the worker, cannot afford to have Dad pay him 12,000 euros per year of tuition. It is not necessary to spend time explaining it, those who do come from the working class know very well what those barriers are and the situation they face. A privileged person is not expected to take his advantage.
From the left, as the ideal defender of the interests of the less favored classes, it is necessary to defend the importance of a certain social class not being supra-represented in such an important power by the judiciary because that produces a pre-eminence of the values of an elite that aspires to defend privileges rather than to impart justice. The left cannot depend on aspiring to the honesty or professionalism of a judge to determine the orientation and balance of the judiciary. A government of progress has the obligation to transform the maxim that the bench of the accused is the bench of the proletariat and eliminate the suffocating class bias in the judiciary. The magistrate Carlos López Keller said that “the bourgeoisie does not buy from the judges; it does,” and the class determines the ideology in a general way. A wealthy social class judiciary provokes a conservative justice, it is not necessary to give examples, however striking and numerous, of the conservative bias of the highest levels of Spanish justice when it deals with issues of a political nature.
The resistance of the judiciary to any attempt to democratize and make access to the judicial career more accessible to the working class has to do with the logical resistance of the ruling classes to preserve their spaces of power away from democratic decision-making bodies. Maintaining its decision bubbles without the need to submit them to democratic logic allows a state power to exist dominated by a class that only looks after its interests. Dad’s judges are going to resist, it’s nothing new.