Once again the Supreme Court plays directly into our hands, this time by granting cert on the Arizona immigration law case. They really have two options:
1) Uphold the law in substantive terms. If they do this, we win, as it will embolden more states to do likewise or
2) Strike down most of the law. If they do this they will bleed TREMENDOUS amounts of prestige from their institution, especially if they do it by a narrow vote, like 5-4. It is a terribly difficult thing to sell to ordinary people that no, YOU can't enforce one of our laws while WE refuse to enforce it ourselves. That is, we refuse to do our job and we refuse to let you clean up the mess resulting from us failing to do our job as well. That infuriates people. Since as reactionaries, we are long both anger AND volatility, this might actually be the preferred outcome---if only we could get something that looked like 2 but effectively was 1.
It is getting easier and easier for me to convince ordinary people---not networked reactionaries---that the judicial and political system is rigged against them and that they are no longer required to play by the 'gentleman's rules of engagement' in said arenas. This is all to the good, the existing order must collapse before Reaction can proceed, and we can't score all the goals needed ourselves. The System must score lots of 'own goals', which fortunately it seems to be managing quite nicely.
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