The Supreme Court Leak: The Left Sows Panic to Smother the Truth

By Mark Judge Published on May 3, 2022

In his book Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall, author Tim Mohr explores how the postwar communist German Stasi, or secret police, spied on and beat up punk rock musicians. Between 1981 and 1985 one of the most popular bands behind the Iron Curtain was Wutanfall (“Tantrum”), a Leipzig six-piece who, Mohr writes, “represented a loose but dedicated opposition to the state.”

The leader of Wutanfall was a frontman calling himself Chaos. Chaos was interrogated every week by the Stasi, whose beatings became so severe that Chaos ultimately gave up. “I’m not doing anything!” he once told his parents, who advised him to abandon music. “I just play music and spike my hair up with shaving cream, OK? I just want to have my own brand of fun, that’s all. That’s no reason for them to beat me half to death!”

A Classic Stasi Tactic

One of the things the Stasi did to Chaos and others was intercept mail, then leak embarrassing things about the victim, causing a public maelstrom that would make it easy to manipulate the populace.

The recent leak from the Supreme Court about a possible decision about Roe v. Wade is a classic Stasi tactic. A person inside the Supreme Court got access to a document that could be used against the author of the document, in this case Justice Samuel Alito. In a draft ruling that had not been issued, Justice Alito argues:

Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.

It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.

As the Stasi who intercepted mail used what they found to cause panic and paranoia in the general population, so the SCOTUS leaker has created an environment of public hysteria. Rather than allowing a timely and rational debate about abortion, the intent of the leak was to trigger embarrassment, rage, and even physical conflict — to make people react emotionally and not rationally.

As the Stasi worked with journalists, as well as artists and writers, to destroy human lives and control the populace, so the Supreme Court spy has introduced shame, embarrassment, humiliation, and confusion into what should have been a deliberative process. The media, Stasi itself, is dropping its own napalm onto the story.

On a Mission to Destroy

As one expert opposition researcher once put it, ninety percent of the job of the oppo researcher (or Stasi agent) is simply to get emotional people to start talking. Their reaction to the dirt about their lives being revealed causes problems that can blow their lives up, no matter if their overwrought reaction is true, coerced, or pure fiction. Rationality, individual thinking, and empathy get destroyed. When the Justice Alito ruling was leaked, it jumped from paper to the fever swamps of cable TV. There it can be demagogued.

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As I have written about extensively at The Stream, and will do so in a book I am working on, this is the way opposition researchers operate. In the fall of 2018 the political left, traitorous old school mates, people I’ve never met, and the media tried to ruin me and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who was a high school friend of mine in the 1980s. Using oppo research, extortion threats, and even a honey trap, the left opted for the nuclear option. A woman named Christine Blasey Ford accused Brett of sexually assaulting her in 1982 when we were all in high school. That was followed by other accusations, including feverish charges of a drug and gang rape cartel.

In the fall of 2018, I became like Chaos, the punk rocker assaulted by the Stasi. My high school friends were the members of Wutanfall. The media and their allies on Capitol Hill formed a mob driven by a single thought: destroy Brett Kavanaugh. If someone stands in the way, roll him.

So the American Stasi will stop at nothing. Abortion is the god that they worship.

We Shall Not Weary, We Shall Not Rest

Perhaps the abortion regime will, like the Stasi regime, collapse under its own evil after 50 years. If not, the resistance to it — in other words, the most authentic political movement since the Civil Rights era — can calmly offer the words of Richard John Neuhaus, the great theologian. In 2008 Fr. Neuhaus delivered what some consider the greatest pro-life speeches of all time:

We shall not weary, we shall not rest, until every unborn child is protected in law and welcomed in life. We shall not weary, we shall not rest, until all the elderly who have run life’s course are protected against despair and abandonment, protected by the rule of law and the bonds of love. We shall not weary, we shall not rest, until every young woman is given the help she needs to recognize the problem of pregnancy as the gift of life. We shall not weary, we shall not rest, as we stand guard at the entrance gates and the exit gates of life, and at every step along the way of life, bearing witness in word and deed to the dignity of the human person — of every human person.


Mark Judge is a writer and filmmaker in Washington, D.C.

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