Still working in Illinois. Haven’t been blogging for the same reason as always…what good would it do?
But America’s doom has accelerated so much in the last few days, how can I resist? And since it would be uncouth to whisper I TOLD YOU SO!, let’s just glance into the guts of freedom’s ongoing vivisection.
Obviously today’s SCOTUS decision will only hasten the nation’s demise. Justice Scalia said, “words no longer have meaning.” For all Scalia’s brilliance, that statement is not true. Newspeak words always have meaning. In fact, they all have exactly the same meaning. They mean “whatever you’re told.” (The word “slave” is never added; it’s counter-productive until Big Brother takes over, and redundant afterwards.)
If Scalia were as interested in precision as your W.O.R.M.y host he’d have said, “words no longer have objective meaning.” Such as applying the word “Justice” to John Roberts.
I agree with the people who wish Scalia had resigned in protest. Thomas too. It’s not like they’re doing any good or preventing any evil. Let Obama nominate Bill Ayers to the court, and let the Republican brownnosers put him there.
Oh well. C’est la vie.
That may be depressing, but the other thing is hilarious! The Confederate Flag is coming down in SC and AL (so far), megastores are yanking it from stores to concentrate on Nazi memorabilia, flag manufacturers are ceasing production, and Apple is yanking every wargame that features it.
The Dukes of Hazzard’s fabled Dodge Charger, General Lee, is obviously SOL. But why stop there when Robert E. Lee statues, schools, and memorials can also be demolished? Jihadists tear down Buddhist temples everywhere they go, why should they have all the fun?
Also, Gone With The Wind needs to be…er…gone with the wind? By all means, let’s delegitimize Hattie McDaniel‘s Academy Award!
And we’re just getting started. Funny thing about lynch mobs…they develop a taste for it.
So, next on the list: vanilla ice cream, stuffwhitepeoplelike.com, Betty White, Ron White, White Snake, and The White Album. Also to be banned along with Hattie McDaniel: Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben’s rice, and Amos n’ Andy’s Famous Cookies.
Civilization is doomed, doomed I tell you!
Also, have a nice day.
Well, good to hear your voice anyway.
For what it’s worth, I got into this pair of essays that ties the ideological craziness to gnosticism of late antiquity. I actually thought these were pretty compelling.
Good to communicate with you again too!
Will read both of those over this long weekend, if not before. That looks like a really good site, thanks!
There’s still baseball.
The Republic was officially interred under GW Bush. The Obamacare ruling and subsequent homosexual marriage ruling merely woke a bunch of people up to that fact.
Funny thing about putting your trust in people rather than God. People will let you down. God will not.
In SCOTUS we trust!
Can’t say that the Supremes let me down, in the sense that this was unexpected. And Roberts certainly didn’t let us down in the comedy department, complaining about legislating from the bench THE DAY AFTER his Obamacare decree.
I’ve sent out the following in one form or another to a couple of people:
Churches currently use 501(c)(3) under the tax code to be tax exempt. However, under the clear text of the First Amendment, part of which says “Congress shall make no law
prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” the IRS never had the ability to tax churches nor the ability to determine the tax standing of a church. The 501(c)(3) designation is a way for the IRS to avoid a court battle they should lose.
However, now that gay marriage is a “right” (God’s law aside, it is not a “right” because rights cannot be conferred, only affirmed and the court just conferred a right) if a church tries to avoid marrying a homosexual couple, a church will not only be hit with a lawsuit, their tax exempt status will be in jeopardy.
What will also flow from this is an outright attack on freedom of speech as Christianity, which is and should be opposed to the homosexual lifestyle, will be determined as engaging in “hate speech” and laws will be passed trying to curtail certain kinds of speech.
Chief Justice John Roberts, in his Obamacare ruling, used “intent” rather than the clear text of the law to justify allowing Obamacare to stand.
If the Supreme Court is willing to look at intent rather than black letter of the law, then the law no longer has any meaning. This does not bode well for the First Amendment.
Have a great day!!
Lots of good thoughtful points there, and obviously I agree. Although I’d say this not only “does not bode well for the First Amendment”, but for the Rule of Law in general.
I’m to the point where I find it quaint when people refer to “the rule of law.” So old-fashioned, as it were.
We’ve progressed to the “rule of men.” Or would that be a step backward?
The US now has at least one annual moral panic. That’s quite a step up from a few years ago where it just happened every couple of years.
I wonder what it will be next year.
But isn’t the pace still accelerating? If we make it to January without another leftist panic attack I’ll consider that a major blessing.
Oh, it is accelerating. Just wait, there will be some new video games in autumn, so that means we’ll get a lot of crying about the usual topics. And then the normal, daily events. Somewhere someone will look at somebody else not in a correct way. Just wait.
Seems to me it is already happening monthly on the fairly large scale, with multiples per second if you make the mistake of looking at twitter or tumblr.
It’s really not just the regular moral panic. This is a lot bigger and really sad.
We have the internet, where can access almost all knowledge of mankind.
But what is more important?
Is the dress white and gold or black and blue?