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Anarchist Jurisdictions .
Catchy slogans are great and American as apple pie and The Peculiar Institution. I have nothing against slogans, as slogans. It’s just that so many of them are so clearly stupid and destructive, created by wordsmiths, hired by “ideologues,” to serve what a less measured blogger might call “evil.” Lately we have a new one, created for a lawyered up, all-powerful Unitary Executive who is having walls built around the White House (that the Anarchists and leftist fascists he denounces are paying for) to symbolize his oneness with the people who elected him: Anarchist Jurisdictions.
These are places where teaching students the history of American slavery and our long, sluggish struggle against violent racism and other social evils is done openly. These Anarchist Jurisdictions do not obey the unwritten laws we believe to be sacred and inviolable– the truths we hold to be self-evident and unalienable , like our freedom itself. The president has threatened to come down hard on any state or city that is teaching young people about America’s history of racist violence. Anarchist jurisdictions, you understand. Defund the police? Defund your fucking n-word curriculum! Anarchist Jurisdictions!
Or, as Bill Barr, Mike Pompeo and Mike Pence would call them Anti-Christ Jurisdictions. These are places where God’s plan for Christendom and mankind and His generous gift of His only Son’s Uniquely Precious Life, slaughtered by (well, you know who) to cleanse the world’s Original Sin (and also our extra-crispy sin) is denigrated. De-NIG-grated. These Anti-Christ Jurisdictions refuse to recognize the divinity and sovereignty of Jesus Christ. Of Jesus Christ! While claiming we are unChristian in our hearts. US!!!
We will bring the fist of justice down hard on these rabid dogs, fight these infidels with every righteous weapon in Jesus Christ’s great arsenal. We will extirpate this sinfulness, starting in every Godless Anarchist, Anti-Christ Jurisdiction we designate!
We will leave aside, for purposes of this discussion, a small problem with this slogan, an inherent contradiction, if you like.
Jurisdiction is defined as: the practical authority granted to a legal body to administer justice, as defined by the kind of case, and the location of the issue. In federations like the United States, areas of jurisdiction apply to local, state, and federal levels. Wikipedia
Unalienable describes things, especially rights, that cannot be taken away, denied, or transferred to another person. Unalienable means the same thing as inalienable, which is now the standard term.source