The Manchurian Court

Falling through the universe at the speed of life

By David Glenn Cox

I thought that I’d heard it all, when I heard the media describe Joe Manchin as a “Moderate” Democrat. Sure, there are just flaming Liberals and Moderate Joe. Joe is a “Moderate” Republican playing both sides of the fence in the same way Joe Lieberman once played it. Joe Lieberman was an Independent, who caucused with the Democrats and voted with the Republicans. He could always be counted on to do whatever was best for Joe.

But it’s only the media moving the goal posts. “If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”
― Malcolm X

A recent NPR title says it all, “The Supreme Court is the most Conservative in 90 years.” Oh, that’s what this is. This is Conservative everybody! When a justice and his wife are up to their eyeballs in sedition and treason, relax, it’s just Conservative. It’s Conservative in the same way that the Manson Family was just a hippie commune. Conservative in the same way the Hell’s Angels are just motorcycle enthusiasts out to get some fresh air.

This is a cover story putting a safe name on an outrageous fabrication. A little something from the desk of Winston Smith. These aren’t outrageous and revolutionary acts taking place. No, this is just the changing of the guard. (Yawn, stretch) Just politics, you know. Nothing to see here, move along.

But this isn’t Conservative, it’s Manchurian Candidate style Fascism. Clearance Thomas is ruling on cases involving January 6th while his wife is the subject of an investigation into January 6th. It’s corrupt of him not to recuse himself. And its even more corrupt to hide the fact that he had a family member directly involved in a case before the bench. This is first year law school stuff, but Clearance doesn’t care about any of that.

As Clearance once told his law clerks, his judicial philosophy is to “Torment the Libs.” Just cause problems and not try to make America a better place or anything like that. Just kick over trash cans and stick gum under the tables. Surrounded by both the corruption of others as well as his own. His lack of character is exhibited by his lack of shame or by the public concern for his lack of shame. An honest man would have resigned by now.

But Clearance is going to play it out to the end. The con man with the fast answers to the suspicious townsfolks’ questions. Moralizing from the bench preaching a sermon of someday, you’ll see I’m right. Literally taunting women from the bench. There is no mention of compassion in his opinion or understanding as to what this ruling will do to this country.

In ancient Athens, it was against the law to steal bread. But it was also against the law not to give a starving man bread, if he asked for it. In Rome, if you caught someone stealing from you during the day you must turn them in to officials. But if you caught them stealing from you at night, you had every right to kill them. The risks and necessities are balanced out, its easier to steal at night but a lot more dangerous. That isn’t law, that’s justice.

If you can deny a starving man bread, sooner or later he’s going to steal bread. Not just law, but justice for both sides. Never in the history of this nation have rights granted, ever, ever have they been rescinded.

Imagine in 1915, if the Extreme Court decided after fifty years that the Thirteenth Amendment had been handled all wrong and struck it down. Slave holders would be looking for their paperwork and looking to reimpose slavery, negating the struggle of a Civil War. Suppose the court struck down the women’s right to vote? Is that just Conservative or just Neo-fascist in an Orwellian Republic?

Suppose the Court ruled that African Americans who were once considered 3/5s of a person by the founding fathers said, “so it should always be so.” This isn’t Conservative this is a non-viable pregnancy between the Fascist Republican Party and the American Taliban. A judicial Coup d’état of because we say so. Sweeping away  a generation of precedence because we say so. We don’t care how we get what we want, as long as we get it. (Democracy is for suckers!)

The goal of the January 6th treasonist’s was to negate the lawful electors vote, stymie the Congress, sending the case on to the Extreme Court for final disposition. During none of the thousands of hours of testimony. Have any Republicans at any time, questioned the possibility that the Extreme Court might not have ruled in their favor and given Donald Twump a second unelected term. The treasonist’s on the court are damn lucky the case never reached them.

But it is by that certainty that their guilt is levied. They didn’t pull this switch to execute democracy, but none doubted that they would have, if given the chance. It gives to the court a luster and an aura mostly found behind doors hung on small wooden shacks with a quarter moon on them.  The Twumpian Candidates looked the American public right in the eye and told them Roe was settled law. Then went after it at the first opportunity, like a hungry duck on a June bug. It means that they lied to America.

 It means that they knew that they were lying as they were lying. It shows an attempted conspiracy to defraud the people of the United States. It also shows premeditated lying under oath. But most of all, it shows a complete lack of respect for the law for the courts, and for the people of the United States. But a high court justice who lies and helps to hide pertinent facts. A high court justice who fails to disclose his partisan relationship is a criminal.

Justices who lied about their intentions are also criminals. Criminals who lied about their intentions and lied about their pre-planned eventual goals. There’s much talk of expanding the court. A noble attempt to dilute the power of the corrupt. But the corruption will still be there won’t it? We’ll just work around it by adding more justices, but that is only a temporary fix to an immediate problem.

The most painful path is to pull out the thorns. The most painful path, but offering the best hope of success in the long run. The problem isn’t the size of the court; but the infiltration of the dishonorable and criminal into it.

How many corrupt judges on a panel does it take to corrupt the rulings of the entire panel? How many unamerican Neo-Fascist rulings do they think they can get away with?

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“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”
― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

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