All Rise

As a brief companion to the prior post…

I frequently ridicule the court, as it is populated by such pompous star-gazers. But the truth is they have an impossible chore before them. The constitution was written for a homogeneous society of high trust and personal responsibility. It does not function in anything else. Because it does not function in its original form, justices have turned to invisible penumbrae as a means of changing the rules necessitated by a changing society.

When America actually was “One nation under God” a great deal of personal latitude could be safely enshrined. If everyone mostly agrees on the fundamentals, then the government can have a light hand in making sure social harmony holds. Because it holds organically within the natural bonds of kinship, and not as a function of an overbearing state. In my grandparents’ prime, the federal government could have completely vanished, and they wouldn’t have known until someone mentioned it a month later in Sunday school.

But when your country is not an organic creation, but a political one, freedom won’t fly. If we actually had freedom of speech then a businessman could freely say “I don’t serve blacks” outside his storefront. But that would produce riots and runs on toilet paper. So we can not have liberty because we have diversity. They do not coexist. Thus courts are burdened with producing rhetoric that camouflages our retreat from one under advance of the other.

Imagine just as well if there were an active 10th Amendment. The federal government’s rule would immediately collapse into 50 distinct and frequently hostile state pieces. These resulting in wildly divergent cultural and legal frameworks. This would prompt many to ask the already obvious question: Why are we living in the same country as them?

Society is going to be homogenized to function. And when you don’t have natural homogeneity, you can count on getting it artificially. That’s what the many-tentacled “civil rights” edifice is all about. Enforcing an artificial social gravity on what demographically may as well be the moon.

So consider our SC members in the best possible light: as vain, preening, often overtly-tribal adulation-seekers who nonetheless recognize the impossibility of maintaining a document they have sworn to defend. In that situation what do you do? The answer is you pen the most florid bullshit possible to keep the lid screwed down. Diversity is our strength.

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10 thoughts on “All Rise

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  2. Thought provoking. And it goes along neatly with an internal dilemma I’ve had in recent years. I pretty much gave up on the the GOP and conservatism several years ago. I’ve been a libertarian ever since. I was and still am a big Ron Paul fan. But lately I’ve become more of a libertarian with alt-right sympathies, if that makes any sense. Similar to what you said above about the constitution, libertarianism is only viable in a homogenous society comprised of intelligent, moral people. We don’t have that any more. We become less homogenous with each border jumper, each refugee resettled, etc. Morals and intelligence are likewise in steep decline.

    Watching some of the leftist agitators in recent years, and seeing what they are trying to do to the country my children will grow up in, I’ve become much more sympathetic to the actions of Pinochet than I would have been a couple years ago. As much as the idea of a single person having such power over the citizens of an entire country scares me, history teaches us that allowing such things to flourish will result in unimaginable bloodshed if left unchecked. Taking certain people on one way helicopter rides over the ocean ended up saving a lot of lives. Not a very libertarian thought to have. Not endorsing such a thing per se, just pointing out that, on our present course, it’s either that or millions of bad-thinkers getting stood against a wall of kneeling over a ditch for standing in the way of the glorious leftist utopia.

    I realize I kinda went off a topic a little there, but that’s where your line of thought led me.

    • Although Pinochet had considerable power, he offered the people of Chile a plebiscite as to whether they wanted him to continue in power. They said “no” and he stepped down. Can you imagine that: a dictator steps down. What humility! I admire that guy.

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  4. “We can not have liberty because we have diversity.”

    If by “we” you mean you, me, and our melanin-deficient, cis-het cohort, you are right.

    If by “we” you mean cake shopping, ass-chaps parading, month-long priding homosexuals, I’d contend their cup o liberty runneth over; especially in the free speech and freedom of association departments. Same with welfare-mooching, Ebonics spouting, Multiple-bastard raising people of color. They can say damn well whatever they please, whenever they please. With such a narrow range of interests and desires, it’s easy to structure a society that affords them liberty, since liberty is essentially allowing people to do as they please.

    • Unfortunately whites require no “civil rights” perquisites to dissuade them from burning cities down. Our own native docility (aided substantially by US marshals, police, prosecutors, and northern bayonets) are quite sufficient to keep the peace.

      • Thats true, but it its also because white people are smart enough, as a group, to understand that burning their own neighborhood to the ground accomplishes nothing productive, and just makes people laugh at your stupidity.

        As to our ‘native docility’, I do believe there is a limit to that. I don’t know where that limit it, but eventually it will be reached and the result will be bloody. When blacks get angry, they’ll burn and loot a neighborhood, maybe corner of a city at most. When whites finally get angry enough, we will flatten whole countries, even whole continents. Once the limits of that docility are surpassed, there is no loose coalition of minority groups (which typically don’t even like each other, anyways) that is going to stand in the way, either.

  5. This quaint system, erected to service a high-trust, Anglophone people, now pressed into service in ways that were not ever imagined. I agree with your OP. In unguarded moments, perhaps assisted by several glasses of wine, the more reflective members of the federal bench have to be wondering how long this charade keeps going. Constitutional law is an absolute mess.

    Another one is tort law: an archaic and charming common law invention conceived to deal with the occasional and unfortunate instance when the Duke of Coxe-Swainsbury-on-Gleeson’s horse-drawn carriage ran over John the Tinker on a country lane.

    Call 1-800-HURT-911!

    [Seriously, don’t. That’s an actual ambulance-chasing doctor/lawyer network.]

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