Day 2819: A Nation Reveals Itself

A few hours before it was revealed that my nation’s Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died, this revealed itself to me:

A nation reveals itself by its

  • leaders,
  • priorities,
  • values,
  • humanity,
  • awareness,
  • respect and protection for all,
  • focus on the future,
  • engagement in the world, and
  • justice.

Because of how our nation has been revealing itself, I and those I love were immeasurably grief-stricken and devastated by the loss of Justice Ginsburg.

Senate leader Republican Mitch McConnell, who blocked President Obama from choosing a Supreme Court Justice many months before the 2016 Presidential election because “the people should decide,” has already revealed his plans to rush the process of replacing RBG with somebody diametrically opposed to her judicial values, scant weeks before the election.

A nation reveals itself by the hypocrisy, partisanship, greed, and injustice of its leaders.

A blog reveals itself by its words and images.

A blogger reveals herself by taking a picture of a plastic pig, because I am so sick of the greedy pigs running and ruining my nation.

In this televised tribute to her last night, RBG reveals that she was taught by her mother never to respond in anger.

I have much to learn from her.

I now look for hope and justice to be revealed, somehow, in the days ahead.

Feel free to reveal yourself in a comment, below.

Gratitude reveals itself here every day, so undying thanks to the amazingly courageous Ruth Bader Ginsburg and to all who witness what I reveal here, including you.

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31 thoughts on “Day 2819: A Nation Reveals Itself

  1. We heard the news while having dinner last night. I choked, then wailed. This is the most awful news… and even worse timing.

  2. Thank you for the informative ABC News video, Ann, … Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s story is truly amazing…

  3. Our beloved Judge Ginsburg cannot be replaced in our hearts and souls, Ann, but she must on the highest court, and thus we will hold our breaths.

  4. Gratitude to her for fighting for as long as she did, and for her years of service, her faith in our society, her devotion to others, her example to our children. If the truly great people become stars, then she will be burning brightly forever.

  5. The passing of RBG is truly sad, and will be missed. As for McConnell, he should be put out to pasture.

  6. I am so sorry for your country’s loss. May truth, honesty, and justice always prevail!

  7. I reveal my pain along with yours Ann. This is a test of our hope for a fair and kinder future.

  8. Justice Ginsburg was an amazing person and, while her loss leaves me even more uncertain about the future, I feel a little better that it was just announced that there won’t be a push to fill her position before the election. Needless to say no one will ever truly be able to replace her, but she did reveal the best of the nation.

  9. puella33

    I was devastated upon hearing the sad news, but I was also a bit angry. I was angry because instead of mourning her, people just thought about who was going to take her place.. Please excuse me, but I have to say, America has revealed itself as a parasite. Yes , there is a lot of hypocrisy with Mitch and company-The only way to overcome it is by voting. I still feel bad about
    Rutth Bader Ginsburg, in that out of greed , people forget to pause and sigh- lack of respect and gentility

  10. I was very sad to hear of Justice Ginsburg’s death. Her life will inspire others for decades to come, I am sure.

  11. We’ll miss her. What a life!

  12. I was immediately heartbroken when the heard the news last night. and scared. I hope we all fight to the end to hold off on any new justice’s nomination, until after the election.

  13. A Nation Reveals Itself and it’s sad to hear. Harley agrees.

  14. Your photos of the sunset are soothing ~ something so necessary right now. How valuable the Notorious RBG was to democracy and the USA. She is such a powerful inspiration to us all ~ much like yourself 🙂

    • You are a powerful and necessary inspiration to me and many others, Randall. It’s so wonderful whenever you reveal yourself on WordPress. ❤

  15. Yours is such a telling list

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