The post is “The Death Of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pushed Me To Join The Satanic Temple.” Once upon a time headlines like this were cause for mirth when they appeared in the old National Enquirer or the World Weekly News. I think the best headline I ever saw—yes, even better than “Headless Corpse Found In Topless Bar“— was “Boy, 6, Gives Birth to Sextuplets.”
Still, this one is pretty special. The author says she is a lawyer, and she is clearly a lunatic, yet not that far removed from about half of my Facebook friends. Here are some of her statements…
I am not the type of person who would normally consider becoming a Satanist, but these are not normal times.
Rationalization #28, The Revolutionary’s Excuse: “These are not ordinary times.”! And the reason these are not normal times is because of hysterics like her…
Like so many other women in the United States, when I learned of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing, my first reaction was not grief but fear. I fear that American citizens are inching closer to living in a theocracy or dictatorship and that the checks meant to prevent this from happening are close to eroding beyond repair.
There is, of course, no threat whatsoever that the United States is tending toward a “theocracy,” and the most apparent threat of a dictatorship is arising from the intolerance toward non-conforming views, the surrender of the news media to partisan activism, and attacks on the First, Second,and Fourth Amendments and the Equal Protection Clause by the Left, Ginsburg’s “team.” And if the inevitable death of a pancreatic cancer patient in her late eighties provokes “fear,” you really need to review your understanding of reality.
Even before Ginsburg’s death, the Supreme Court was unwilling to provide adequate protection for a woman’s right to choose and to control her body.
Click on that link. The case was one where the Court struck down an abortion restriction.
Now, without her voice of reason on the court ― let alone her vote ― Roe v. Wade is in imminent danger of being overturned not based on legal arguments or scientific reasoning, but because of religious objections to what is a safe and necessary procedure for the women who seek it out after discussion with their physician.
Nonsense. Roe is unlikely to be struck down, but if it is, religion will have nothing to do with it. Even some pro-abortion legal scholars view the opinion as badly reasoned and contrived, drawing a specious link between the right to practice birth control in one’s home to a dubious right to kill another human being as a convenient—and private— “choice.”
And so on. Irresponsible websites and op-ed pages now run by ideologues like those who at The Huffington Post publish unmoored ravings like this to create more derangement, more hysteria, more ignorance, and closed minds that are impossible to pry open.