From Hobby Lobby to the Nevada rancher, members of the far right share a dangerous, anarchic pathology
This article brushes up the organizing principle of Conservatism, white supremacy. The whole Conservative movement has emerged from the threat to special privilege white folks feel is their birthright and this appeal to an especial category of legal status came to America with the slaves that were brought to Jamestown.
This particular episode echoes the Conservative agenda to end public education which arises from Nixon’s busing strategy to integrate school districts. In the 70’s people still associated with the Conservative movement withdrew their children from public schools and set up “Christian’ academies specifically to avoid the chance that their children would be exposed to black folks, Since then, there has been fairly constant chorus of whining from these same people about having to pay taxes for public schools and that their private academies could not get federal or state funding. And then, people like Sean Hannity and O’Reilly are a constant lobby trying to dismantle the public school system and part of Newt Gingrich’s agenda when he hijacked Congress was to starve the public school system and any program that might support disadvantage students, such as lunch programs, Head Start, etc, anything that might come out of the taxes white folks pay. And Grover Norquist is the high priest of starving the beast with the intent of eliminating the federal government as a arbiter of the social contract all these niggardly white folks have profited from, including Cliven Bundy.
And the problem is that, now, we have 4 Supreme Court justices who essentially represent the interests of white supremacists in the name of “original intent” and one very confused Negro Justice. I mean, you don’t see the Nation of Islam rushing out to stand shoulder to shoulder with Cliven Bundy’s claim of extralegal property rand grazing rights. This is the logical outcome of the Fascist nature of Conservatism and the pretzel logic of FOX News and associated think tanks.