The very existence of the American Political/Legal Romanticism, dubbed The Federalist Society, is proof that the Brown I and II Supreme Court cases were the precipitating legal events, that legitimized this radical political nostalgia for a Pre-Civil War America. The names Rehnquist,Scalia, Roberts, Alito, Thomas, and now Gorsuch, were or are the ultimate arbiters of American Law, in the political present, confirms that dismal assessment.
With the martyr Robert Bork standing as the great object lesson to the Neo-Confederate Originalists i.e. don’t look like or echo the loathsome racism of some character out of ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’. Rather cultivate the white bourgeois politically respectable guise of Roberts and Gorsuch, as a central part of canny excise of a Public Relations campaign to appear as ‘just plain folks’. A talent Ronald Reagan mastered with great success. ‘There you go again’ that ‘awe shucks demeanor‘ played well, with an audience addled by 30 years of television entertainment. Except that Reagan’s 1980 Neshoba County Fair speech placed him firmly in the Dixiecrat Tradition!