Shameless Clickbait Or Frightening Evidence Of Late Stage Trump Derangement…Or Both?

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.

19 thoughts on “Shameless Clickbait Or Frightening Evidence Of Late Stage Trump Derangement…Or Both?

    • “In fairness if your single issue in life is the liberty to kill your children, there aren’t a lot of Temples of Moloch around these days…so Satan is pretty good proxy.”

      There is an article in this morning’s NYTs that seeks to place emphasis on the fact that Ruth Ginsburg has been granted the special honor of ‘lying in state’ within a Capitol building. It is a curious use of symbology insofar as by this honor she is being included within a *sacred pantheon* of postwar Americanism.

      It is fairly obvious that this *pantheon* is postmodernistic and can now include pastiche-figures.

      pas•tiche (pæˈstiʃ, pɑ-)
      1. a literary, musical, or artistic piece consisting wholly or chiefly of motifs or techniques from borrowed sources.
      2. hodgepodge.
      [1700–10; < French < Italian pasticcio < Vulgar Latin *pastīcium pasty, pie]

      And why not? You can just as equally place Billy Graham ‘is state’ as you can an atheist pro-abortionist radical feminist Jew given the absurdities of our age. There was an odd video of those who were mourning RBG and included them singing ‘Imagine’ and then later ‘Amazing Grace’ — and of course not noticing the irony! (No hell below us and above us only sky but thanks for saving a wretch like me . . .)

      It is interesting to consider the American Pantheon:

      “American civil religion is a sociological theory that a nonsectarian quasi-religious faith exists within the United States with sacred symbols drawn from national history. Scholars have portrayed it as a cohesive force, a common set of values that foster social and cultural integration. The ritualistic elements of ceremonial deism found in American ceremonies and presidential invocations of God can be seen as expressions of the American civil religion. The very heavy emphasis on pan-Christian religious themes is quite distinctively American and the theory is designed to explain this.”

      As I have said so often (I think I am up to 394 times or is it 395? I’ve lost count) American Progressivism is by-and-large a substitute religion, or in any case it allows for a religious projection to take place.

      What is interesting is that RBG in a real sense represents a Moloch-like social movement that associates terrestrial freedom and liberty with ‘the right to choose’. And now she is being given a send-off up up into the celestial realms of postwar Americanism.

    • From an American Conservative article:

      “With all due decorum, Ginsburg’s casket was placed on the same pine board platform draped in black cloth, the “Lincoln catafalque,” on which the casket of President Abraham Lincoln was placed when he lay in state after his assassination in 1865. Ginsburg’s chair in the courtroom was draped with black wool crepe as a token of respect, following a tradition that dates back to 1873 and perhaps earlier. A black drape was also hung over the courtroom doors. Such is the way that the secular state canonizes its heroes and heroines.

      “When all the pomp and circumstance is over, the late Justice Ginsburg will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery. After she is laid to rest, it is not for any of us to judge whether her soul will be at rest, or whether she will “rest in peace”. This most indomitable and articulate of women will have made her most crucial decision in articulo mortis, at the point of death, mindful in her final moments, one might hope, of the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell. Whether the late Supreme Court Justice received mercy from the Supreme Judge will surely have depended on whether she repented of her sins, not least of which was her being an accessory in the killing of countless children.”

      So, perhaps you-pl can begin to understand why I repeat, with Jeremiah, the phrase “You are a sick sickpeople”.

      This sickness occurs because of having lost, or abandoned, a platform within metaphysical values. Your very consciousness is up for grabs. It is bought & sold and part of someone’s investment portfolio!

      “Values” can no longer even be *seen*. You can excise millions of embryos and then the whole nation go see what’s on TV and later get all in a twist invade sovereign countries while sampling the latest improved Pop Tart and listening to Taylor Swift while masturbating to porn on your iPhone.

      O brave new world that has such people in it!

      And then ‘celebrate’ the life of a really dubious person like RBG. But in fact all of this shows that America has fallen into profound sin. It envelopes the mind, it pulls it down, it renders men and women really really *stupid* (as Steve Witherspoon would say).

      [Shouldn’t activists haul her body out of there and toss her into the street? What I mean is that if ‘real values’ were actually distinguished and if they really meant something (they clearly don’t) that none of this would take place nor could it.

      But this is the world that we are all in, in one way or another. We are linked to it and we are complicit in it.

  1. Portland has a contingent of satanic Antifa members. Apparently on the West Coast social justice satanism is a thing.

    A few years ago the wife and I took photos of some of the satanic imagery that was posted on public outdoor walls all over Portland. I can send Jack some photos of this to post if anyone’s interested.

    Satanism and inclusion. What the hell?

    • It is not surprising that Left and Progressive radicals would be attracted (if that’s the right way to put it) to a satanic counter-figure to the Christian Jesus. It is necessary that they define a very different sort of god and one that they can relate to and reflects their values. But the ‘Satan’ they identify has more in common with Pan than it does with the demonic. So instead of worshipping a god like the Christian god that demands resistance to nature’s processes, to desires of the flesh and such, they logically choose to link themselves with the opposite of that, which is essentially ‘Nature’. They would define the Christian god as antithetical to Nature and they would describe their Pan-like Satan as ‘the natural order’. And they would also notice that Christianity had always been concerned about hierarchical relationships — those who are holy and enlightened as-against those who are not or those who struggle to be so — and then of course that Christianity has an historical ‘imperialist’ aspect that they would resist. Of course they would also take issue with all the ‘racist’ iconography and so they would associate their Pan-Satan with people of color generally, ‘people of the Earth’.

      • The supposed dread of a theocracy is a straw man. America, even when it was much more “Christian” than at present, has never been in danger of becoming a theocracy.
        Personally, I humbly count myself numbered among those who look to God instead of government. My faith, not politics, guides me on the path that offers hope, life, and change. If we are willing to seek God first and make changes at the individual, family and community level, we can survive the current turmoil and begin to regain control of ourselves and, eventually, our Constitutional republic.

        • Yes, I see what you mean.

          I have been reading the article Jack posted by the women who wrote on her decision to align herself with The Satanic Temple. They see themselves, and the values they hold, as being under siege. It is really interesting to analyze their platform:

          There is a real chance that the Supreme Court will be lost for a generation or more to justices appointed for their religious beliefs rather than a deep understanding of the Constitution or a desire for justice to be carried out on an impartial basis. Because of this, I believe that the Satanic Temple ― and its members’ dedication to fighting for true freedom ― represents our best, last defense against anti-choice lawmakers who are seeking to assert power over women’s bodies and take away our right to choose. We need creative, resolute thinkers who are willing to stand up for what they believe in and take concrete action to do so, and the Satanic Temple is full of those kind of people. I am proud to now count myself among their ranks.

          How much stranger will things get?

          • Well, you-singular just conceded that someone else had a valid point, so we may have just hit maximum strangeness. ; )

            Maybe these folks are turning to Satanism to combat global warming now that Hell is freezing over.

            • Valid point? I see the writer of that paragraph as having a point but definitely not a valid one.

              1. having some foundation; based on truth
              [C16: from Latin validus robust, from valēre to be strong]

              Would you care to take a shot at defining *true freedom*? 😊

              [I did finally decide about the proper bread with chicken soup: a high-toned whole wheat bread, toasted (and a bit dry) with unsalted butter . . . ]

  2. First it was Che Guevara and now it is Satan. Baby, we’ve come a long ways. I can see where this is going when the next Chief Justice is nominated.

    • First it was Che Guevara and now it is Satan. Baby

      *sings* Satan baby, slip a pitchfork under the tree for me. I’ve been an awful bad girl so Satan baby hurry up the hellhole tonight.

  3. How many women in this country die every year from complications of legal abortions? Don’t give me even one answer or source. I trust NONE of them. I don’t trust statistics from “back alleys,” either.

    But do go ahead and answer, “Not as many as Blacks murdered by cops.” See? I already know.

  4. Imagine what it would look like if America became a dreaded theocracy!

    A theologian and Bible scholar would probably be the Secretary of Congress, and would escort Dictator Trump to his inauguration. He would probably get a creepy blessing from some old crone in a head covering asking him to “fulfill the high destinies” of Heaven.

    Then before his swearing-in he would probably have one of those boat parades with a bunch of decorated boats celebrating him. We all know how much Trump loves those.

    Then his fascist regime would probably ask that everyone dedicate an hour in prayer that morning for him, and have a bunch of churches open up so people could pray for Trump.

    Trump would probably kiss a Bible after being sworn in on it. Then as his “first official act” he would ask the Christian God to have his will over us all, calling Him the “Almighty Being who rules over the Universe” and the one who “presides in the Councils of Nations” or some craziness like that, and then he would claim that God was responsible for America’s founding and that we all should show Him gratitude.

    He would probably end his inaugural speech with even more prayer, claiming that God “favored” the United States, because that’s the kind of thing that a fascist nationalist would say.

    Then he would have everyone in Congress go to a church service and sing hymns.

    Oh, wait, that was George Washington who did all those things. And we still weren’t a theocracy then.

    • Great post, Isaac.

      How much better it is to have a President like Joe Biden, who simultaneously says that he follows his Catholic faith when it tells him that abortion is wrong and a sin, but continues to promote abortion because he doesn’t think one’s leadership should be influenced by one’s religion.

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