The Statism of Ginsberg


On the surface it is laughable, but beneath the robe, Ginsberg gives us another glimpse of her statist underwear.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the cerebrally inept U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, who needed to be coached by Liberal judges in front of the bench on how to plead for the Obama’s Affordable Care Act, took part in an examination of arias for legal precedent at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting in Chicago.

Predicatably, Verilli’s contribution was little noted and soon forgotten; but just as predictably, Ginsberg seized the opportunity to enunciate her totalitarian statist ideology.

After listening to excerpts of several live performances, Ginsberg cited Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and the sterilization of the opera over time to purge content deemed to be sexist or racist, Ginsberg maintained she is “certainly an originalist”, but that opera like society should grow with society. She made no mention of whether the society should grow with the politicians and judges in charge of that society. However perverting the composer’s original work to reflect the opinion of a judge or a court is implied as being necessary to reflect the ideology being imposed upon society. She vaguely maintained that there is original intent, but apparently judges are better at determining how the law and hence society should evolve and it is necessary to pervert original intent to accomplish ideological purity as society evolves, opera and the law must “grow with society”.

To avoid sounding like a Marxist Revolutionary, she gave some credit to our founders; ‘the founders of our country were great men with a vision… They were held back from realizing their ideas by the times in which they lived. (Ginsberg is not held back by any restraints) But I think their notion was that society would evolve and the meaning of some of the grand clauses in the Constitution… would grow with society, so that the Constitution would always be in tune with the society that law is meant to serve.”

Unfortunately, Ginsberg’s law is meant to define a society and an ideology.

She went on to cite Benjamin Britten’s tragic opera “Billy Budd” the story of a young sailor accused of striking down a man who falsely accused him of inciting a mutiny. He was hanged after suitable soul searching and ambiguity by the captain. The story is an adaption of Herman Melville’s novella and the story has parallels to the George Zimmerman case.

Ginsberg, when asked if there was a way the young man’s life might have been spared, said “Well, I think there was a way the captain could have saved him. He didn’t have to impanel the court martial on a ship. He could have kept Billy and could have had the trial occur on British soil, but there was this tremendous fear of mutiny.”

Herein lies the core fear of all statists, the fear of the common man rising up to resist tyranny. Ginsberg realizes that our population will only take the imposition of tyranny in small doses; otherwise, the tyrannical statists will be deposed through mutiny”. The reason the story has been so popular is the tragedy must transpire to insure a rule of law that has become tyranny and tyranny must be preserved at all costs. Thus the ambiguity of preserving the rule of law has seared itself across the public’s consciousness forever. The fear of Captain Veer in the novella and of every totalitarian statist is exemplified by the injustice of the book, but while most feel compassion for a man who fights for his honor, the statist fears the loss of power and control. Yet we the people are expected to accept tyrannical rule, for to doubt or cross this law of tyranny will result in being hanged by the neck until dead. To Ms Ginsberg, injustice is justified to preserve the rule of tyranny.

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A most excellent essay, but if you wouldn’t mind a little constructive criticism, in the future would you mind not starting off with a reference to Darth Vader Ginsberg’s underwear? I had to wash my eyes out with bleach after trying to visualize that particular image.

Herein lies the core fear of all statists, the fear of the common man rising up to resist tyranny.

Which is exactly why I was so pleased with the results of the Chick-fil-A drama of the last week. The individuals won and the statists lost. No doubt TPTB are still scratching their heads (or asses) over what happened. How could millions of people voluntarily turn out to support Chick-fil-A with no political organization telling them what to do? It seems like people just new the right thing to do on their own and went out and did it. What a concept! I even saw one blog that compared the response to government tyranny against Chick-fil-A to the response to British tyranny at Lexington in 1775. The message was: You can only push people so far.

JC, you are reading too fast; slow down and smell the flowers. There was once a day, nearly half a century ago, when my journalism instructor encouraged me to write an introduction that would capture my reader and prevent him from putting the essay down; unfortunately, he didn’t allow for the possibility of temporary blindness. This situation deserves some serious consideration in the future.

Part of the problem arises from not allowing your reader to discern between figurative and literal interpretation. Obviously, I wanted my reader to envision a figurative interpretation of underwear like the proverbial Freudian lingerie. Young men courting fair maidens often look for any “slip” indicating desire and acquiescence on the part of fair maiden, tis the faint subtle reference that lights feelings of love and the libido.

Now, whether you allowed your libido and feelings of love to overwhelm your common sense is something that will require intense soul searching on your part; for I meant my reader to only assume the figurative vision of Justice Ginsberg’s unmentionables. It is imperative for us Conservatives to put forward a good image. It is expected and if we purge our mind of these carnal desires and visions it is much easier to maintain this image. The Boy Scout manual explains this in much greater detail if you are confused. The libido is a powerful force, keeping it in check and up to certain standards is part of being a Conservative.

Skook sounds more and more like a Bolshevik revolutionary to me.