“What’s happening now is young people are saying, ‘Oh, part of my job today, besides being a gorgeous 17-year-old young person, is to not hate gay people, is to not be racist, is to not call someone a ‘fag’ or anyone a ‘bitch.’ I’m not going to be a misogynist like my weird uncle who spouts off at Thanksgiving dinner. Like, that’s one of my jobs, is to not repeat this.’”
The story is the same, from the day-care panics to QAnon: It’s not really about the kids. It’s about fears of a changing social order.
The children were being sodomized in secret underground tunnels. Their captors drank blood in front of them and staged satanic ritual sacrifices. Sometimes the kids were filmed for pornographic purposes. In total, some several hundred children were subjected to this treatment. And it all happened in the middle of a safe neighborhood where crimes were not supposed to happen, let alone such unspeakable and horrific ones.
John Roberts joined the liberals to save the constitutional right to choose—for now.
On Thursday night, the Supreme Court blocked a stringent Louisiana abortion law by a 5–4 vote, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberals to keep the measure on hold. Roberts’ vote is surprising, but not a total shock: The Louisiana statute is a direct violation of the Supreme Court’s 2016 ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, and until the court overturns that decision, the Louisiana law cannot take effect. To Roberts, this precedent matters. To Justice Brett Kavanaugh, it does not.
Nothing new in this analysis, but people need to be reminded (or informed for the first time) of the 20+ years of fascist right-wing brainwashing from Fox “News” and it’s allies. Especially, if they’re stuck trying to argue with these brainwashed wing-nuts.
I stopped dealing with these White Status-Quo people ages ago. I don’t have the skin-color luxury (or self-loathing-need) to play the self-serving and delusional game of, “Well as long as we don’t talk politics, religion, etc, aren’t we just the same?”
That’s just White Privilege talking, whether you’re right, left, or center status-quo.