Look, I am NOT one to rejoice about someone’s death. And I haven’t actually seen anyone do that.
But the number of straight, white, liberal males on my Facebook trying to be all, “we may have not agreed with his politics but he was a good man and smart and bla bla bla” is going to make me fucking kill someone. Easy for you to say! Your basic rights are never up for debate. Scalia had a tremendous amount of power and influence and you, straight white males, have rarely had to worry about your basic human rights and your status as an American citizen. Now you’re all fixated on someone speaking ill of the dead and trying to control the entire conversation.
Honorable mention to conservatives who instantly started talking about how to keep Obama from nominating a new justice WHILST shaming liberals for being “happy” about Scalia’s death.
I’m not happy Scalia died. I’m happy he’s not on the damn court anymore. I would be similarly happy had he retired. His death was tragic in a way that many run-of-the-mill deaths are tragic. I’m sure his family is going through hell, as a family does. But I am thrilled that his reign has ended. Scalia was a motherfucker and he wreaked havoc on our country (with a lot of help, of course)
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