Supreme Cowardice

John Roberts is arguably Donald Trump’s Roy Cohn. When the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court declined to preside over the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, Roberts set the stage for our grand experiment’s next and perhaps its final chapter. The insurrectionists have learned how to gain access in true Goebbelsian fashion.

It was Joseph Goebbels, the Reich’s Minister of Propaganda, who wrote the playbook for the coarse threaded wing-nuts in government today. He said:

“We enter parliament in order to supply ourselves, in the arsenal of democracy, with its own weapons. If democracy is so stupid as to give us free tickets and salaries for this bear’s work, that is its affair. We do not come as friends, nor even as neutrals. We come as enemies. As the wolf bursts into the flock, so we come.”

Like the apprentice demon C.S. Lewis wrote about in the Screwtape Letters, Roberts and his cohorts are methodically corroding the democracy underpinnings of our constitutional republic. Other Goebbelsian tactics; including lie often enough, specify the targets for hatred, and accuse the other of that which you are guilty, are now standard features within the cesspool of disinformation the Roberts Court has itself created.

As long as dark money funds judicial nominations, confirmations, and accommodations, the Court will do the bidding of those operating in the shadows and to whom the consent of the governed has always been seen as an arcane, banished idea. Opposing forces have now largely given way to those who think making America great again means returning us to the good old days of teenage breeding wenches, peonage, and involuntary servitude.

The witch trial jurisprudence of Dobbs, and the way the Court became a primary enabler of murder and mayhem through decisions in Bruen and now Cargill, demonstrates its contempt for the public interest. High sounding words no longer mask the depraved heart indifference some SCOTUS justices have shown towards young women not ready for parenthood and children trying to avoid having their faces homogenized by a 45 round-per-minute gun never envisioned by those who ratified the Second Amendment.

In trying to identify the corrosive influences within our country, the public is focusing on certain individuals that should have never occupied positions of honor and trust within the judiciary. For the authors of Opinions that advance a moral inversion agenda, there is not a trace of statesmanship discernible. And now they have opened the door for a deluge of cases that will address all the new ambiguities, even the incumbents acknowledge more Justices will be needed to avoid interrupting their island hopping and book tour schedules.

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