During his years at an elite Catholic high school, Neil Gorsuch founded and led a club called "Fascism Forever,"
intended (we are told) to protest the liberal tendencies of the Jesuit staffers.
It doesn't take a prophet to predict that a right-wing agitprop campaign will now ceaselessly insist that this club was just a bit of jolly japing. The propagandists will tell us to ignore those liberal SJW snowflakes who want to turn Gorsuch's club into, like, a thing
My response: Damn right
this is a thing
Some topics -- very few, but some -- are beyond jest. Some errors should haunt one forever, even if those errors were made in youth. Forgiveness should come only after one has made a serious attempt at atonement -- and the time for atonement is well before
one is nominated for the Supreme Court.
If a Democratic nominee had spent his school years leading a club named "Kommie Kids for Karl," he would have zero chance of confirmation, no matter what the nominee said by way of apology or explanation. If a nominee of any
political persuasion had committed rape or even burglary in high school, he would not be confirmed. Reagan nominated a judge named Doug Ginsburg who had to withdraw when the public learned that he had smoked a few joints in college.
Gorsuch embraced a racist political movement that murdered and enslaved tens of millions. "Just joking around"? Bullshit. It's a deal-breaker.
By the way: I've always "kinda, sorta" admired the Jesuits precisely because the right-wing conspiratards hate them so much. Way I figure it, having the right enemies buys you a pass. But if the Jesuits at Georgetown Prep
allowed a "Fascism Forever" club to flourish on campus, one must ask: What the hell
Again: You know damn well that the faculty would never have tolerated a "Kommie Kids for Karl" club. "Fascism Forever" was featured in the freakin' yearbook
. This wasn't the Dead Poets Society; Gorsuch and his fellow dickheads for Il Duce didn't have to meet secretly in an off-campus cave.