The perception of injustice does not entail that an injustice has actually been committed.
More often than not, we are told, it has something to do with the frame of mind of the individual concerned.
Paranoid reflection can lead to the belief that an injustice has been committed, and that it is entirely personal, when in actual fact no such injustice has occurred, and no such personal vendetta has been expressed.
On the other hand, sometimes injustices are committed, and we are encouraged by the relevant authorities not to think of them as such; we are encouraged, for obvious reasons, to think of them as honest mistakes.
It takes knowledge, experience and clarity of perception to recognise when a genuine injustice has been committed. And it takes strength of character to be able to stand up to an injustice, particularly when you know what the outcome will be…
Many people have formed the opinion that Neil Lennon’s sense of injustice is no longer grounded in reality and that he perceives injustices that simply do not exist.
Many think that his arguments with authority are rooted somewhere deep in his tortured personality, and reveal more about his own failings than they do about the corrupt practices of the people he is challenging.
And again, there are others who believe that he is absolutely right to challenge an authority that is fundamentally flawed and which has never been fit for purpose.
The great football critic, Leonardo Da Vinci, once said that ‘nothing strengthens authority as much as silence’.
But the individuals who enjoy that authority have shown their cards time and again, indicating that they must be slightly worried that nothing weakens it as much as dissent…