This is going to be one of my shorter posts.
Why? Because if you’ve been paying attention to facts, you won’t need much in the way of evidence. If, however, you are inured to facts, and watch FOX News to upgrade and strengthen your prejudices, what on Earth are you doing here? [Shoo! Decent people don’t need to see you.]
Here’s the premise: Every decision made in the last term (and many of the prior terms) are what is termed in law as “the poisoned fruit of the poisoned tree.“
Rolling Stone — The court’s majority cited a legal brief that her group filed while overturning Roe v. Wade — At an evangelical victory party in front of the Supreme Court to celebrate the downfall of Roe v. Wade last week … In other words: Sitting Supreme Court justices have prayed together with evangelical leaders whose bosses were bringing cases and arguments before the high court. [emphasis added]
As Susan Collins learned, the new “justices” were there for one reason only, to advance their religious agenda.
But it goes deeper than that.
Beginning on December 12, 2000, when SCOTUS improperly and unlawfully handed the White House to George W. Bush — who STILL managed to lose, despite the nationwide, well-documented and indisputable suppression of votes — the legitimacy of our Supreme Court has been, increasingly, questionable.
Roberts and Alito were the falsely installed via a fraudulent election. Like Al Gore, we Democrats bit the bullet and “accepted” the results, even as any knowledge of voter fraud was expunged from media.
Indeed, the Right Wing (via the Koch and John Fund) even wrote a book that kicked off the phony “voter fraud” debates that the liars of Right Wing media have run with for the past two decades!
John Fund signing at Eric O’Keefe’s 2009 Sammie Awards in Chicago
But there wasn’t any. It was a false fact, as are most “facts” in Rightie world these days, having led to the “epistemological crisis” I wrote about long before it became fodder for national pundits to dip their toes into.
- The Thick Plottens
- Under Pressure, or, Notes from a disabled submarine at crush depth
- The Obligatory Weekend ‘Think’ Piece
- I have a draft from 2017/03/07, Back To Birtherism which begins to get into the mechanics of our epistemological crisis. I might even publish it. But here’s a salient section:
i. The epistemological crisis
As in, what do you do when two halves of a country can’t agree on what’s REAL and what’s imaginary, and one side ACTIVELY manufactures “facts”? That’s the thesis of what I’ll dissect with the “Humping the Corpse of a Dead Soldier for Political Gain” section below….
And we are already seeing the signs of Trumpism (which is, in essence, pure Freudian id –Doctor Morbius’ “monsters from the id” from Forbidden Planet) in the sudden upsurge in Antisemitism. More to come. But this is the spreading cancer that is beginning to poison the body politic. Get ready to see a lot more.
This is now the epistemological crisis to those who can brook no dissent, take no blame, and — remember? — are constitutionally incapable of apologizing, barely even able to mouth the words: what is our reality to be today? And, on another level, we have violence that erupted at the “spontaneous” pro-Trump rallies this weekend….
Lincoln: Once a great president, now a FOX photo op (WH Photo)
Using fake facts, fake elections and even, as Mitch McConnell barefacedly did appointing Gorsich AND Barrett, straight up double dealing, the legitimacy of the Supreme Court was destroyed by cheating and double-dealing*. You can’t get justice by cheating any more than you can guarantee virginity by f*cking.
[* Constitutional “advise and consent“; NOT making up the rules to get your way.]
This Supreme Court is illegitimate and therefore its attempt to steal our rights is ALSO illegitimate.
It is only by our consent and our willingness to “not rock the boat” that we accept their monstrous depredations. Hell, the rollback of Roe vs. Wade itself was an illegitimate use of the court’s power, only acceptable because another higher court couldn’t see it for the legal, logical and religious abomination that it turned out to be.
No. These are barbarians aping judicial appointees by the use of black robes and nothing else.
And I DO NOT CONSENT.
Governance, states the Declaration, derives from the consent of the governed.
I DO NOT CONSENT.
To continue to pretend that this is legitimate and we should go along to get along is merely to refuse to apprehend tyranny. It IS tyranny.
They crossed the Rubicon and will pay the price. But I do not consent to their illegal actions. Nor do I believe that any redress in our current form of government will help. They’ve destroyed it at every level since Reagan.
Barbarians sacking Rome
The clear will of the majority isn’t taken into account at all, and the GOPs now rule by fiat and lies.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security
~ The Declaration of Independence
Well, the absolute despotism of our current GOPs and our current SCOTUS leads to only one conclusion: there is no rule of law until we can safely establish a new one, that TAKES MAJORITIES INTO ACCOUNT.
Until then, there is only one recourse: resistance.
I promise to remain non-violent as long as they do.
But I DO NOT CONSENT. This SCOTUS is illegitimate and rules via lies and cheating and cannot, therefore, be called a court at all.
Sorry Righties. You decided in 1986 that, rather than disagree on policy, you would hate us and our beliefs and overcome by any and all means possible, legal and illegal.
And now there is no way back.
We used to be a great nation. What happened?
I do not consent. Be warned.