The more I learn about this sorry excuse of a human being in the wake of his long-overdue demise, the more I am convinced that his death is a true salvation to this nation.
Last week, I reported that the luxury resort in West Texass where Scalia died and stayed for free was owned by J.B. Poindexter & Co., a manufacturing firm with seven subsidiaries and a combined annual revenue of nearly $1 billion. One of Poindexter’s companies was involved in a case that made it to the high court last year; a case the Supreme Court declined to hear. And here we were, a year later, where a Justice of that very same court stayed for free at the luxurious home/ranch of the owner of the company involved in a case which the Supreme Court refused to hear.
This week we find out that Dow Chemical, one of America’s largest chemical manufacturers, agreed on Friday to settle a price-fixing lawsuit for $835 million in the wake of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death.
The company had challenged a $1 billion judgment in a high-stakes, class-action case. But without Scalia, it appears the new reality at the high court was too big a gamble for the company to continue with the litigation.
In other words, the felon chemical company was counting on Scalia to uphold his corporate malfeasance, which is why they did not want to initially settle. They knew Scalia would have their back. When he died, that certainty no longer was and so they decided it may be in their best interest to settle after all.
Speak of malfeasance: reports have surfaced of him having spent his last hours with members of a secretive society of elite hunters called the International Order of St. Hubertus. Yes, hunters. His entire life, Scalia aligned himself with power against the powerless. Be it powerless humans or powerless animals, all just the same to that old sociopath.
Knowing that his absence means that he will no longer be able to continue doing what he has been doing, puts a smile on my face. I am grateful to know he is dead.
At the same time, I am saddened that our country – or actually society – has been keeping such a contemptible human being on payroll, so to speak, for all this time, granting him safety and immunity and thus a platform from which to engage in said contemptible actions.
I am sad and contemptuous that we live in a society where someone so vile and reprehensible as Scalia could not only thrive, but where he would be celebrated and hailed as a brilliant man, scholar and leader for whom nations lower their flags in his honor.
I do know that he was a terrible person who did not contribute a single positive thing to the world he lived in. What troubles me is that so many people don’t.