In “Villager’s Execution in China Ignites Uproar Over Inequality of Justice” published in the New York Times, a Chinese tech executive takes it personally that a total stranger was executed. The stranger, a farmer with no connections to the executive, was executed for allegedly murdering a village chief. The tech executive, Mr. Zhou, saw it as another sign that the Chinese Communist Party unfairly coddles the rich and well-connected while thundering down harsh justice on impoverished, vulnerable citizens. “The legal system isn’t fair. [Local officials have] turned against the common people,” he said.

Is forgetting and abusing the common people becoming a world-wide trend?