The Editor: How do rules, laws, and similar guidelines work, LL ?
Socialized Cat: They are supposed to provide a minimal guide for behavior. It keeps millions of people from killing each other, working through social interactions. If they aren’t followed they are useless.
The Editor: Can you give our loyal readers an example, SC ?
SC: I sure can, here is an umpire who should be over ruled, but wasn’t. Major league baseball is a joke for not correcting mistakes made by incompetent umpires.
I quit watching baseball because it is a corrupt, insignificant form of entertainment.
Here is another way to influence agreed upon rules.
Outright lying is the most popular among news people and politicians.
TE: What can a person do when the rich and powerful have their own rules/laws, SC ?
Until society collapses from its own corruption you have to build your own bridges.