The prophetess Ruth (Bader Ginsburg)

Golden calf, close-up

From the Book of Ruth (Bader Ginsburg):

Globalization and automation oppressed the blue collar workers and they cried unto the Lord. “We are suffering mightily.” Prosperity had left them, but had promised to return.

When the blue collar workers saw that prosperity delayed returning, they gathered together, and said unto them themselves, “Come, let us make a demagogue with golden hair that shall go before us; as for American values of justice, fairness and equality, the principles that brought us up out of the land of Britain and into the sun, we do not know what has become of them.”

[pullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]She dwelt in the Court Supreme near the river Potomac: and the children of America came up to her for judgment.[/pullquote]

They said unto each other “Break off the golden principles which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them.” So all the people broke off the principles of justice, fairness and equality. They took the remains of their golden principles, and fashioned them into hatred of Muslims, hatred of Mexicans, hatred of anyone who did not look just like them, and molded them into Donald, the Golden Calf.

Then they said, “This is your god, O America, that will bringing you out of the land of Despair!”

Lo, Ruth, a prophetess, judged America at that time. She dwelt in the Court Supreme near the river Potomac: and the children of America came up to her for judgment.

Ruth sent and called CNN and The New York Times before her, and said unto them:

Hath not our Founding Father Alexander Hamilton commanded us to avoid faction, saying, “By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adversed to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.”

And Ruth said unto to America, “I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald the Golden Calf as our president.”

And the Elders of Media mounted their high horses and cried, “Go, get down. You have corrupted yourself! Only men like Antonin Scalia have leave to flaunt their partisanship. Only the entire Court in Bush v. Gore is allowed to make a mockery of the separation of the Court and the Executive Branch.”

But the prophetess Ruth would not relent:

“Donald the Golden Calf has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. … How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that.”

Donald the Golden Calf is an affront to Our Founding Fathers who are wroth in their graves, rending their clothes and hair, crying out, “They have turned aside quickly out of the way in which we led them. They have made themselves a golden idol, and worship it saying, ‘Bigotry is our God, that made America Great and will make it Great again!”

But the prophetess Ruth rallied the people putting them in mind of conservative philosopher Edmund Burke who chastised, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

Hear, O America, the words of our Founders, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

Yea, we have been vouchsafed the prophetess Ruth, a Justice who begs us to cast down the false idol of Donald the Golden Calf and the evil that he preaches.

We must listen!