- UPDATE: 7:55a.m. ALREADY THESE COMPANIES JUMPING ON NO BIRTH CONTROL FOR WOMEN (yes we’ll pay for erectile dysfunction drugs) BANDWAGON. ASSHATS. CLICK HERE.
I don’t know why anyone is surprised.
The men on the Supreme Court joined together to further abrogate the rights of those who are not — well — men. The Hobby Lobby “I pray so I’m not paying for you to fuck freely unless you are a man and need ed drugs to get it up” ruling is disgusting. In this instance, it affects primarily women and most pointedly and disastrously, women on the lower rungs of the economy.
Although, “rungs” implies there is a ladder, and while there once might have been opportunities to climb out of poverty, in the past few decades, men — on the Supreme Court, in government, and ruling the world — have managed to destroy that ladder, decimate that hope, and effectively insure that only a very few elite (there’s that 1% again) get richer and more powerful while the majority of us continue to get poorer and have less and less say. Not only are those men getting more powerful, now the corporations they create behind which to hide have been declared “people” with additional rights and privileges of their own. Unions — which generally benefit the less well off — have been decimated, while credit card companies and banks — which always benefit the better off — are now bailed out and protected by the government – ALL 3 BRANCHES, make no mistake.
People, this isn’t an accident, but, rather, a full-frontal, unabashed, unashamed attack led by the Republican Party and abetted by mealy-mouthed, chicken-shit Democrats
There are still voices of reason — although those voices are largely ignored and mean nothing on a practical level. But, heroine, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s said in her dissenting opinion that the Hobby Lobby Men Only Ruling was a “decision of startling breadth” in which the “court holds that commercial enterprises, including corporations, can opt out of any law, saving only tax laws, they judge incompatible with their sincerely held religious beliefs.”
Exactly. And the right-wing-nuts were out in force IMMEDIATELY. Hater and encourager of Matthew Shepard-like death attacks wrote:
“The implications of this victory for freedom cannot be overemphasized as the decision holds essentially that First Amendment religious liberties are applicable to corporations. It protects those with pro-life views from being forced by the government to be complicit in (pay for or provide) abortion homicide procedures, whether chemical or surgical. There will be much analysis to follow and it remains unclear, but this bodes somewhat well for religious liberty in the context of how Christian business owners who sincerely hold to the biblical view of sexual morality may (or may not) ‘associate’ with others who are engaged in the counter-biblical ‘LGBT’ lifestyle or other forms of sexual immorality.”
Make no mistake, the door has PURPOSELY been thrown WIDE open by the five male (IN)justices, inviting people to start using — NOT ALL RELIGIONS — but only Americanized Christianity as an excuse and foundation for discrimination and denial of rights. BELIEVE ME — THIS IS HOW IT BEGINS — it is a very short path from abrogation of rights to denial of liberty; if you are a woman, LGBT, other than white, other than rich, YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR FREEDOMS … there is a fence in Wyoming with your name on it too, my friend, and if we don’t all STAND UP FOR FREEDOM and push back against discrimination based on patriarchal fairy tales called “the bible” long used to justify everything from slavery to homo-hatred, we will have no one but ourselves to blame when we become even MORE 2nd Class Citizens than we already are.