American democracy was already on the ropes. But now, with the passing of Justice Bader-Ginsberg, many of the progressive advances that have been so painfully obtained are at risk. We also have the added concern that the Supreme Court may no longer serve as a brake on authoritarianism. The country may take a turn down a right wing dead end. It’s a sad state of affairs.
So, let’s have a good cry, and then let’s get back in the ring and fight for democracy. Here’s another addition to the St. James Infirmary Compendium so you can get a good cry and then move on.
The drinks were served as usual, and the usual crowd was there
I sat down at the table right beside him, and these were the words he said
She was stretched out on a long white table,
So young, so cold, so bare
Wherever she may be
She may search this whole wide world over
She’ll never find a sweeter man as me
Put a twenty dollar gold piece on my watch chain
So the boys’ll know I went standing pat