Ethnic Purity, Race Cleansing from the High Bench – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ethnic Purity, Race Cleansing from the High Bench.

Yesterday’s New York Times Magazine…abstemiously politically correct as it always has… features a full-dress syphocantic interview brimming with servile flattery with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by one Emily Bazelon, listed as “a founding editor of Double X, Slate’s new Web site for women and the Truman Capote fellow at Yale Law School.”

Yes, that’s right: the Truman Capote fellow at Yale Law School! It’s rather confounding when you wonder what possible legacy left by the deceased flaming gay libertine writer Capote would ever appertain to a law fellowship at Yale except that it might be what he willed as a postmortem put-on. Anyone holding the Truman Capote fellowship would have to live down the name of the legendarily bizarre perpetrator of the outrageous Masked Black and White Ball who died an inconsolable alcoholic and drug addict after his patron Babe Paley cut him adrift from New York’s east side society because he had been caught lisping outrageous lies about her sexual habits and those of ex-friends Jacqueline Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. How about the Perez Hilton Chair for the Truman Capote Fellowship? Oh well, that’s decadent Ivy League education for you.

Reading the interview with Ginsburg you are almost droned to sleep with run-of-the-mill liberal pablum…quite unremarkable stuff…until you come to the question concerning Roe v. Wade and bewailing the clichéd tragedy of “the lack of Medicaid for abortions for poor women.” Ginsburg purred an entirely liberally palatable answer citing the ruling Harris v. McRae the 1980 ruling where the court upheld the Hyde amendment which forbade use of Medicaid for abortions…. but then stumbled into this horrifying Buchenwald-like palaver:

“Frankly I had thought at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in population that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion.”

At least Sanger feared the consequences of her Hitlerian approach. It never occurs to Ginsburg nor to Bazelon nor to the editor of The New York Times magazine. Or The New York Times itself.

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