And so goes down again the value of the vote

“‘Huge victory for the Republican Party’: Legal experts weigh in on Supreme Court’s landmark gerrymandering decision”


Real trouble!  The fix is in and the fix is legal.  So says the highest court in the land.  Vote in a democrat and what is he or she going to be able to do to right wrongs that have been made to be legally right by a right-wing court.  This is why it is without question a question that should have been asked a while back as to why the democrats failed to protest vociferously against Mitch McConnell’s incredibly potent power grab when he refused to allow the Obama nominee to be confirmed.  The whimper was beyond pathetic, quiet that loudly spoke to the degree of disfunction we were experiencing in our political system, disfunction created by a coup that conservatives have been slowly bringing to full victory by packing the courts and distorting the vote.  Democrats have never provided anything resembling a safety wall, complicit in so many ways for so many odious reasons that to believe in that party as the answer to our cries is simply foolish, a notion of something better that soothes but will not cure because the cure is fixing a corrupt system by which too many in the democratic leadership benefit enormously.  In America today, the reality is class warfare not a battle between political parties and the class that will continue to devour all others that ONE that has allowed political power to be legally purchased by and for those who can accumulate enough money to have a voice.  There is no people’s party and our history clearly shows this.  Those who keep hoping for change while going about doing the bidding of those who control them get crushed a little more every year and the response is to rub a little not so conservative ointment on a deep and deadly gash.  That gash is what been cut into democracy, really, into the quest for democracy that had some life–maybe an illusion–still after so many crushing defeats.  Reagan’s revolution was a great success and ever since, the unfairness of it all has become more and more the acceptable norm, more and more encoded in the law.

The decision today would, in a nation with a citizenry smart enough to know when it was screwed and intelligent enough to plot a way to relief would be marching in the streets and closing down cities.

Not in the United States of America.


By lafered

Retired professor of education concerned with thoughtfulness

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