Bow Before the King

Last week the inevitable finally happened, Detroit finally filed for bankruptcy. Because reality is difficult to deal with a judge decided to block Detroit’s filing. That in of itself isn’t much of a news story but the judges justification for opposing the filing is:

Prior to her ruling on Friday, the judge criticized the Snyder administration and Schuette’s office over their hasty move.

“It’s cheating, sir, and it’s cheating good people who work,” the judge told assistant state Attorney General Brian Devlin. “It’s also not honoring the (United States) president, who took (Detroit’s auto companies) out of bankruptcy.”

I think somebody is jockeying for a Supreme Court nomination because that’s the only reason I can understand why a judge would bow down before a president and perform such thorough public fellatio.

Life is difficult for worshipers of the state. At some point economic realities always cause a state to crumble. When that happens the worshipers of the state resort to the only argumentative method they know, argumentum ad auctoritatem. As devout worshipers, these arguments begin to take on a religious quality. They say that the state can’t crumble because, their god or gods, who take form as the state’s rulers, said such a destiny was impossible.

Detroit is insolvent, there is nothing that can be done to change that fact. The judge, unable to come to terms with reality, has resorted to saying that Detroit can’t fall because her god, the president, wouldn’t be honored by such a fact. It’s no different than if she stuck her fingers in her ears and began to yell “LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU!”