Texas and Permanent Opposition

Cover of Planet of the Blind....man and dog....

The Texas abortion law unleashes vigilantes and corrupt judges on law abiding citizens and the Supreme Court keeps silent. I’m crying. And if you’re reading this you probably are also.

Mencken said it’s the business of the journalist to stand in permanent opposition. This means a presumption of guilt for the powerful who love to wash their hands. The refusal to stay the Texas assault on liberty tells us the majority of the Supreme Court justices were in the lavatory scrubbing away. One wonders what tunes they sang while soaping up.

For some it’s too difficult to distinguish between the apple and the tree. No one should be confused by vigilantism tricked out in judicial robes. I’m paraphrasing John L. Lewis here: “No tin-hat brigade of goose-stepping vigilantes or bibble-babbling mob of blackguarding and corporation paid scoundrels will prevent the onward march of women’s rights and a woman’s right to choose or divert its purpose to play its natural and rational part in the development of human rights.”

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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