Ruth Bader Ginsberg

“Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.” – Patrick Henry

News of the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg thundered across the land on Friday. The Notorious RBG, 87, succumbed to metastatic pancreatic cancer just 46 days before the General Election.

That the election is even mentioned should be shameful – but Nov. 3 will be a watershed moment for the United States. There is no other way to say it: Either the lunatics further sink their tentacles into the underbelly of the country or people cast a vote for humanity in hopes of saving the heart and soul of the republic.

Consider the past three years. Which side has openly discussed “civil war?” Which side has cottoned favor with “law and order” while stoking the embers of injustice? Which side continues to try to invoke fear in white suburbia?

Oh, but … her emails. Or, more to the point, the suffering endured during eight years of Obama.

Quite frankly, shut the hell up.

I was born, raised, and live in the South – and I know why Obama is met with disdain: He’s a nigger.

Yep, I said it.

Someone has to and I’ll be damned if I look at my children and not take responsibility for standing against the white-nationalist redneckery that has gutted the nation. That mentality will never leave Dixie – and you can take that to the bank, Massa.

History lesson for Gen X and those who’ve followed: When Lee Atwater mashed the gas on his race-baiting political machinations in the 1980s, it was exactly what poor, rural Southerners needed – no, wanted – to hear. Ralph Reed upped the ante in the 1990s. Then, the evangelicals fell in line and began pulpit politicking.

If you’re a one-issue voter – abortion – you’re condoning much worse. But please, continue clutching the Bible and condemning the baby-killing, welfare-loving, gonna-git-yer-guns Democrats. Ignorance is bliss.

Meanwhile, “Christians” turn a blind eye to Trump, Falwell, and the myriad of Commandment-breakers in their midst. … And then pray for the souls who cannot – gasp! – embrace the same God they praise.

And read this in a proper Southern belle whisper:

The gays!

Yeah, and remind us of how many Republican leaders have been caught with their pants down?

Hypocrite much?

It’s not enough that “suburban housewives” are a thing within the Republican party. What, the GOP is afraid the lil’ missus is going to have a different opinion than her man? Maybe the fairer sex sees through the mounting bullshit …

It’s not enough the Steve Bannons and Stephen Millers seek a white-washed world. They also want a good ol’ boys club – literally, a He-Man Woman-Haters Club. Blacks and women need not exist in their world (unless it’s for pedophilia needs).

It’s not enough that Mitch McConnell will try to push through a Supreme Court nomination less than six weeks before the election. … Kentucky, two words: Amy McGrath.

(And not for nothing, but Justice Kavanaugh – we’re still waiting.)

Go to the voting booth. To hell with mail-in or absentee ballots. Be in the now; pull the lever in real-time. Make a difference for the United States – especially for Blacks and women,  just as Ruth Bader Ginsburg did.