In Ancient Rome as well as in the Chinese Empire, notable personalities who would do service to the Nation contributed in the arts and crafts would receive differential treatment before the law. This was a way to let them behave as they wished for their ideas alone, they could be above the law and therefore bring new insights for organizing society.
The Psychedelic Movement of the Sixties and the Seventies, back then labeled as dangerous to the society, contributed for the higher awareness in the relationship between men and environment. Today, thanks to the seeds planted by the Hippie Revolution, we are struggling for a greener planet. What was considered a threat in the past is now today the life saver of the planet. Let the sun shine upon all of us!
Law is what should be, is a code supposedly imposed to organize society, which is indeed necessary. On the other hand, we should not forget De Jure and De Facto aspects of the Law, which is, what is supposed to be and what it is indeed.