Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Hierarchy Is Changing
"Fight for the things you care about,
but do it in a way that will lead others to join you."
Justice Ginsburg:* I am here this morning more on a personal mission than as a former Justice. I am beginning to settle. It will take time and I have gone out of order a bit by contacting you so soon after my transition, but I did so because I felt that now is the time that I can most be of service in offering my perspective.
Today I want to speak with you about how our society has been structured and how that structure has predetermined so many outcomes but is nevertheless evolving.
We are a hierarchical society. For all our talk of democracy, the structural underpinnings are set up to favor some and depress others. There are beginning to be significant cracks in the foundation of this structure and, with a little more pressure, I believe they could become permanent fissures which could lead to lasting change.
This is not an easy matter. World history, the history of our race in particular, has designated the alpha male as the dominant force of, not just our government, but our society from top to bottom. My life work was dedicated to balancing at least some of those scales of power. I knew well that change would be slow, indeed must be slow in order to maintain a cohesive society, but it would nevertheless be effective if pursued in a steady and relentless manner.
The present divisions apparent in our political party system have been created in response to accumulated changes where the opportunities of the sexes and the races have been leveled out at least to some extent. It then dawned upon those whose place in the hierarchy was slipping down a rung or two that democracy would not save them, and, consequently they have given up all pretense and made a naked grab for power.
If we are vigilant, it will not serve, but change does not come easily for there are always winners and losers. I hope, my friends, you have been encouraged by the role the courts have played in putting down this attempted revolution. Even stacked as they have been with conservative leaning judges, the basic tenants of the judicial process have held.
Now is the time to solidify those gains with further implementation of the gradual movement from hierarchy to a more equal playing field. It will not come quickly or easily, but every step is to be celebrated. Speed, oddly enough, is our enemy because it prevents those who are feeling disenfranchised from coming to grips with what they are gaining in the evolving new order. And they are gaining, for as each person is empowered, everyone else is given more room to grow.
So do not despair if you think we are barely moving. Any movement is to be celebrated as radical change, for each tiny step becomes the building block for the next and the next.
Vigilance and perseverance, civility and compassion, these are the guideposts that will carry us forward.
Ann: I have a lot of questions to ask you but I gather that this is not the time.
Justice Ginsburg: No, not yet. All of us must tend our own gardens at the present moment, and we each have much to do in that regard, myself included. When those foundations are more secure, then a more balanced colloquy will be in the offing.
Ann: Thank you, Justice Ginsburg, heartfelt gratitude for being with us.
Justice Ginsburg: It is my pleasure.
December 29, 2020
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