Jim Hightower Defines Antonin Scalia

Jim Hightower Defines Antonin Scalia

Ted Folkert

July 30, 2014

Well, the stuff has apparently hit the fan in the race to wrest control of the largess of the public treasury and all of the political advantages and rewards that control of the government can bestow upon the winners of the winner-take-all contest. Or should we call it an all-out war? A war of the rich and powerful against the poor and powerless; a war of the plutocracy against the proletariat; a war of the privileged class against the working class.

This, of course, is a direct result of the supreme court (it is difficult to capitalize these two words) decision the allow the behemoth corporations and the rich and powerful plutocracy to buy the 500 seats in the Senate and the House along with the executive branch of our government. This is just the start. Once this is accomplished and they have total control of the three branches of government, three branches established to provide balance and prevent this from happening, then they can pack all of the courts with like-minded judges. Then the revolution will be complete. Then we will have the aristocracy and plutocracy that we deserve due to our willingness to stand aside and let it happen, our lack of understanding of what is happening, our preoccupation with enjoying every moment and ignoring the fact that we may be leaving a real mess for future generations and perhaps an uninhabitable planet.

Thanks to Jim Hightower we still have someone who is willing to call them like he sees them. Jim says, “So many absurdities abound in our lives that there’s a whole body of philosophical thought called “absurdism”, as well as an entire catalogue of plays called the “theater of the absurd.” And then there’s Antonin Scalia.”’

“This sour, scowling, and snarky Supreme Court Justice personifies the dictionary definition of absurd: “Utterly or obviously senseless, illogical, or untrue; contrary to all reason or common sense; laughably foolish or false.”’

“A right-wing dogmatist and extreme judicial activist who’s full of himself, Scalia has been the court’s chief monkey-wrencher for corporate interests, constantly messing with the Constitution to enthrone plutocratic money over our people’s democratic politics.”

Wow, I don’t think Jim Hightower will get invited to Scalia’s office party this year – just a hunch.

And to add more fuel the fire, Jim goes on to say: “… who’s either sublimely ignorant about the core democratic beliefs of a key author (Thomas Jefferson) of our founding documents; an ideological delusionalist; or a shameless liar.”

That should add enough frosting on the cake.

Jim Hightower’s recent article in the “Hightower Lowdown” (brilliant as usual) underscores the work being done to support the drive for a constitutional amendment to repair the damage done by the current wrecking crew, the supreme court. He mentions: Public Citizen, Common Cause, People for the American Way, Free Speech for People, Move to Amend, democracyforpeople.org, and others.

He reminds us that 84% on Independents, 82% of Democrats, and 72% of Republicans are against the Citizens United ruling. They give a movement for a constitutional amendment a good running start.

Please read the article. You will be glad you did and it may encourage you to get involved.

The Senate will soon vote on an amendment to overturn Citizens United. History is calling!


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