Opinion, Editorials, and Commentary
By Prizefight Promotions Inc.
Org. Author Date: April 17, 2020
The mafia is almost entirely built on this idea, that of climbing the crooked ladder. In fact, so are the crips, yakuza, any cartel, pseudo government or political institution, militia groups, underground racket businesses, and almost any other criminal enterprise.
Forged from an idea that maybe, you were born disadvantaged, maybe you were up against forces larger than yourself, and the World ravaged through your existence; so, after some effort, rather than go straight, you try instead, to climb the crooked-ladder to the top.
Firstly, it turns-out, this is a thing that we all do while hoping not to get caught.Albeit to varying degrees of efficacy, aggressiveness, and social impact, boys, girls, men, women, people, groups, individuals, corporations, governments, small-businesses, your local store manager, banker, barber – we all share a uniquely common endeavor that we might choose to pursue at some point in our-lifetimes, only for as long as you need to, and without making too much of a racket
You don’t want to draw attention to yourself, as a general rule. If you really study the internal operations of, say, the mafia, you’ll quickly realize that there is only one-way to run this business. Most of these groups are diverse, and divided by languages and yet, even in their independent-silos their minds arrived at similar conclusions for how to manage their crime business. Some took inspiration from those who came before them, sure, but for the most part they all manifested, completely disconnected from each other, in different parts of the World.
The first step onto that ladder is fairly easily rationalized. It’s your average citizen taking their wretchedness with existence and turning it into a special kind-of hatred for society; someone with the deck unfairly stacked against them who wanted to build a life for themselves or the simple citizen who chose to operate in the gray until their goal is accomplished.
Now, see, the curious part is not that they chose to climb the ladder, at-all. But that they, all, uniformly, show the compelling desire to get-off of it. Driven either by an individual or the desires of the organization as-a-whole, eventually, almost all activities start gearing toward making their endeavors legitimate and getting-off that ladder. Protectionist measures prevail; their businesses start to become legitimate. From day-1, they strive to lay the foundations for when they will become legitimate. Seemingly, the act of getting on the crooked ladder is innately designed to facilitate getting off it as soon as possible.