Great Change Follows When People Wake Up

Massive socio-political change is in the air. Overwhelming evidence makes this obvious. This change is great news for Copiosis. In many ways, the change is doing much of the work we need done.

That’s because before people become ready for Copiosis, they must be willing to consider different alternatives. Some are, but it’s obvious the silent majority still believes our current system is good enough. That must change.

Which is why what happened recently is great news. A famous anti-abortion movement leader recently divulged to the mainstream media a massive exposé. In it, he describes how he and his group successfully bent the Supreme Court Of The United States to their will.

He dropped such a bombshell, the pro-life movement now considers him a traitor as does the religious right. But what really happened was, he had a profound change of conscience.

SCOTUS is corruptible

What happened proved bad actors can corrupt every branch of government. Not just congress, not just the presidency. Democracy is fragile because these three branches, despite their checks and balances, are fragile.

While we don’t always agree with their decisions, it’s fair saying most Americans thought SCOTUS was above reproach. We thought it a group of people able to represent the national conscience on matters of law. We thought they could put aside their personal views.

The bombshell dropped proves that not as true as we believed.

Formal group photograph of the Supreme Court as it was comprised on June 30, 2022 after Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson joined the Court. The Justices are posed in front of red velvet drapes and arranged by seniority, with five seated and four standing. Seated from left are Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Samuel A. Alito and Elena Kagan. Standing from left are Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh, and Ketanji Brown Jackson. Credit: Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

Rob Schenck is an evangelical minister, activist and public theologian. He also was a famous, prominent leader in the anti-abortion cause. His dossier of accomplishments testify to this. He believed god was leading him. He believed his cause a kind of crusade for the unborn.

So he set about infiltrating SCOTUS with an ingenious plan. That plan succeeded even beyond his wildest dreams. The Dobbs decision made that clear. After his initial jubilation though he had second thoughts.

Essentially he reasoned “if it was this easy to influence SCOTUS rulings, what keeps others from following my playbook?”

Indeed. So he outed himself.

Creating differently

Three recent SCOTUS decisions and Schenck’s success at corrupting the court show the court now exists as a shaky and unreliable arbiter of social and economic policy for Congress. Recent leaks from the court, which included Clarence Thomas’ screed laying out future targets of the conservative majority activist bench, show SCOTUS doesn’t express a neutral view, based on precedent. Instead, it’s trying to have its way with America.

Meanwhile, very few ethical rules guide any of the justices’ actions. So it was no surprise that, after Schenck aired regrets about his success, the SCOTUS legal department defended the ethical breach claiming no ethical breach happened. Of course no ethical breach happened. There are no significant ethical rules governing justice behavior.

The court is comprised of people. And people are corruptible. Especially when no strict rules and consequences shape their actions. Even if there were such rules, society is far too complex, diverse, and large, for any number of individuals to govern the whole. Especially a number that was, until very recently, predominantly, white men with token representation of women and minorities.

Schenck’s turnabout shows how surprising shifts can happen at any moment. We’re seeing massive socio-political change in the works. Change preparing the people for Copiosis.

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