Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the South African Constitution of her Dreams

My Blogging friend the Great Elcampeador sent me the link to this Blog to ask for my comments or to do a Post on it.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Banal Point, Destroys the Republic

By David Weigel

 Posted Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at 9:58 AM ET

 U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg suggests looking at the South African Constitution, if were one to be written, today..


 At first glance and because I am under a lot of pressure I considered and promised that I would email him my views but his idea of a special Post offered an opportunity and I started working on it.

 This is the result, JP old Friend; it is also the true history of the most memorable [and the only one of the type that the Judge so highly admires] of Constitutions in Africa.

 So this is what the learned and Most Honorable Judge Ruth wants for the entire World including America.

 It is indeed a fine document but the Judge does not seem to know a thing about who wrote it or why it was; that I certainly know because I was present on the scene and bought my own copy as soon as the printed compact version appeared on our bookshelves; it is right at my elbow while I am on the keyboard.

 First the Judge has to know that the World had decided by the middle eighties when President Reagan was in the White House that old South Africa had to go but the West had also decided that they wanted the bonanza of minerals in our soil and at all costs keep the Ruskies and China from getting to it.

 So, and just in case a Democrat would win in 1992 [as actually transpired to happen] America decided to hurry things along a bit and offered the South Africans all the assistance required for the task at hand.

 The Honorable Judge must also learn that good ole grease money is in high demand out here. They therefore, cut all the deals and the task was completed in record time. Those who needed and asked for their share of the grease money got it; Mandela had to share a Nobel Peace Prize with his old adversary but accepted with a smile when he learned how that would benefit him with the grease. He is well-known “by all in the know” as one of the richest people in the World today and many of the Constitution negotiators retired in great wealth. Sorry Bill, but ole Nelson slipped through the Gates before you but please go on sending the ole fraud some more if you wish – he loves your dough.

 The World came to the Party of all Parties in great numbers in 1994.  For that to happen luxury extensions had to be done at airports; one after the other great models of a new kind of luxury hotel after the other rose from the ashes of the country left behind by the old regime; fleets of shiny new vehicles arrived to carry the visitors that were invited; construction boomed on new sport stadiums for the World Cup in Rugby and Soccer and they built another few extensions to airports.

 Dear Judge, if you visit you will, I assure you, find the above to your taste.

 However, most Honorable Judge, I must tell you that the new regime replacing the old have become even more astute in politics than the old one and that they opened the “wage gap” and stretched it a hundred fold.  So please, when you are invited do as they tell you to do and go where they take you.  You will be in the lap of luxury and you will be safe; they are good hosts and you will have the time of your life visiting the Island and some of the finest resorts in the entire World.  Oprah will testify to the truth of what I have just said; you just have to give her a call AND I SUGGEST THAT YOU DO THAT TO VERIFY MY CREDENTIALS.  She became a regular visitor to our shores.

 Don’t please, ask to visit the outlying country side or the slums just ten miles or less out of Cape Town; things are not so good with 40 % unemployment and shanty towns are not safe places to go.  Why would you in any event want to risk having your head separated from your shoulders in a shanty town where if they have it they live on a dollar a day while you can stay in comfort in a luxury suite in any one of six World Class Luxury Hotels on the Cape Town Waterfront at 2000 USA greenbacks a day?  That is only one place that I mention but we have many more already that just sprung up and more being planned or halfway in construction and you will be treated like royalty in the same style as little Oprah.

 Oh yes, onto the Constitution.  It is indeed a remarkable document.

 It guarantees everything you want; the right to live, to be happy, to marry anyone you choose; free speech [as long as you don’t ask for prison and crime statistics], free sex [they even legalized prostitution for the duration of the Soccer World Cup] and the right to choose your partner; gender has been scrapped from our new Constitution and replaced by orientation, whatever you choose that to be and you may choose to marry your neighbor’s white or black dog no matter what your orientation or that of the dog; and, how nice of them, the Court may not refuse to conduct the marriage ceremony.

 Freedom abounds resulting in:

 A thirty per cent unemployment rate

The highest rape count in the World

One of the highest road accident death rates in the World

A murder rate higher than the road death roll [they have just announced that to express their astonishment about the road death toll].

An Aids Infection rate you have never heard off because we teach sex education to junior school kids eight years old; they know all about it and participate in great delight.

There is a small negative here but not too much to cause you to be concerned.  In some or other way it came to be the accepted norm that sex with a small baby [boy or girl, either under twelve months old] is a sure cure for Aids and we had a lot of that for a while, often in gang-rape style before the little victim is strangled but you mustn’t worry too much about that; the rapist and the killer are guaranteed their freedom and the right to life.

 Shall I tell you more, Judge Ruth?  I live in a small town with 300 souls.  Do you want me to tell you what a worker earns from dawn to dusk six days a week in rain or sunshine and what the Municipal Manager draws for an eight hour day five days a week in his air-conditioned 100 square meter office.  My figures will be somewhat distorted if you read them because we have an estimated 40 to 45 per cent unemployment rate on top of it.

 If you don’t believe me, come and visit but don’t bother to ask these poor souls about the Constitution because they have never seen it; that is possibly so because very few will be able to read it.  That in turn is so because we have an estimated illiteracy rate of 50 or 60 per cent.  On second thoughts, do visit and talk to them; it may cure you of the affliction that you suffer from and you sure don’t want that, do you now?

 In his email to me my friend the Great Elcampeador expressed the possibility that the Post he referred to was perhaps written by a Leftie for the Lefties.  No, great Elcampeador, you are too kind and too generous.

 The Honorable Judge has gone bonkers.

6 Responses to “Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the South African Constitution of her Dreams”

  1. elcampeador Says:

    Magnifique! Wonderful, splendid, glorious, excellent.. OH Wait, those last few are cinnamons or something. 🙂

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Well Elcampeador

      Maybe people don’t know so I shall say it here that your were my tutor and guiding light into Blogging.

      I am going to do a follow on [update] to enlighten the Honorable Judge Ginsburg on how the legal system and the courts work in the Constitution that she admires so much.

      Go well.

  2. elcampeador Says:

    Reblogged this on et cetera* and commented:
    You have read the Master, Ms. Ginsburg! OH Sorry, Justice Ms. Ginsburg.

  3. elcampeador Says:


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