Thank you, Mary Bottari, for this excellent article the day after the Supreme Court’s devastating, reactionary decision in the Janus case.
I especially appreciate your including the many quotes of dissenting Supreme Court Justice Kagan, law professors, legal experts, and union representatives that provide essential explanations of exactly why this decision by the 5 reactionary Supreme Court justices is radically wrong and unfair legally – and how it will be extremely harmful in many ways to workers, families, communities, and our nation, both immediately and for many years ahead.
In particular, I appreciate your article and quotes providing the big picture: that this decision – and this right-wing, reactionary, extremist, and activist 5-member majority on the Supreme Court (Roberts, Alito, Thomas, Kennedy, and Gorsuch) – are part of a multi-decade class-war by the 1% oligarchs, corporations, and their government “tools” against U.S. workers, the middle-class, and the poor (that is, against the U.S. majority of citizens).
Dozens of books and hundreds of articles during the past 45 years have proven that the U.S. ruling-class is systematically destroying U.S. representative government and the common people’s democratic rights, is destroying the middle-class and increasing the number of poor citizens, is creating a cancerous inequality of wealth and power between the super-rich 1% and 99% of the population, and is making the U.S. an increasingly unequal, unjust, and inhumane oligarchy, plutocracy, and “corporatocracy”.
Supreme Court decision after decision show that the oligarchy-favoring ideologues on the current Supreme Court are a central part of this intentional, systematic transformation of the U.S. into an increasingly unjust, unequal, inhumane, exploitative, and oppressive oligarchy.
How far down this declining road do you think this destructive trend will go? And what will be the end result?