If, on this website, we persist in describing the events surrounding the sudden death of a stubborn Supreme Court Judge, as ‘strange’, ‘unusual’ and warranting closer scrutiny, are we, as Rush Limbaugh and the whole Establishment says, ‘wing-nuts’ and ‘conspiracy theorists’? Or are we sane and rational people in an insane world?
Please note we are not saying that Scalia was the victim of an assassination organized by the Far Left or its Government. Neither are we saying that Scalia was murdered. We are saying that poor Scalia’s sudden death, and the haste with which, lacking medical evidence, it was declared to be from natural causes, demands an enquiry and investigation. Every way we have examined this – and we start each time with no preconceived ideas – we end up only with questions and no answers. It may be that there are answers, innocent ones at that, but what are they and why have they not been provided?
First, let us acknowledge a debt to Talk Show Host Michael Savage, who yesterday drew attention to many uncomfortable questions. We include those questions in the following paragraphs.
Antonin Scalia was aged 79 and had a history of heart problems. It is reported that last week he had an MRI and was found to be suffering from multiple heart conditions. Despite this bad news, he flew from the North East to Marta airport in West Texas and then took a 45 minute drive to Cibola Creek Ranch.
Since this ranch is advertised as a vacation resort, we can speculate that he was taking a vacation, though it is possible that he went there for some other purpose. He might have been searching for peace and quiet in order to write or study in connection with the very important cases due before the Supreme Court. He might have gone there to meet someone away from public scrutiny. It may be, though so far no-one in his family or circle has said so, that Cibola Creek Ranch was a place he visited regularly.
If we consider sinister possibilities – and given his power to frustrate the White House agenda and his power to rule against private interests – they should not automatically be dismissed given the unorthodox or unprofessional manner of the ‘investigation’, he may have been lured to this remote resort.
Cibola Creek Ranch, a restored old fort, is a moderately expensive and exclusive resort, set in attractive wild country of desert and mountain. It advertises horse riding, hunting, hiking and massages. This writer has hiked in the nearby Davis Mountains and can attest to their beauty and the rugged nature of the terrain for those who love the great outdoors. Perhaps Justice Scalia was an ‘outdoors’ man, keen on hiking, horse-riding, hunting and dramatic scenery. Perhaps he liked massages, though this would have been a long way to go for something easily available anywhere.
There are 79 year-olds who hike, horse-ride and hunt in wild terrain, though mostly such people are exceptionally fit for their age. Scalia, as evidenced by the MRI, was unfit and had only just been reminded of his vulnerability. Given that he was well aware that he was one of only three Supreme Court Justices defending the US from wholly un-Constitutional government, we could expect that he would not be reckless with his health. What activity did he engage in before the night of his death?
It might be that Scalia, like many old or unhealthy people, was determined to ignore his condition and live life to the full or he may have gone to this resort of outdoor activity, solely for the scenery, comfort and solitude. Did his family caution him regarding his health and the remoteness of Cibola Creek Ranch for urgent medical care?
Michael Savage, based on some information he had gleaned, asked who paid for Scalia’s air flight and vacation stay. Savage says that such a flight would cost tens of thousands of dollars and a SCJ salary is not that great. Perhaps Scalia was moderately wealthy or someone paid for his vacation. Savage says that Scalia was accompanied by a friend whose identity is not being revealed. This secrecy seems unnecessary unless connected to something scandalous or sinister. Who was the friend and who paid? In the circumstances these are legitimate questions for Scalia as a public figure was not entitled to excessive privacy.
John Pointdexter was an immediate witness to the scene of death and initially said that Scalia’s head was covered with a pillow. We can assume that he meant the face was covered with a pillow for a head cannot be covered separately from a face. He has since walked back this description, saying he meant that a pillow was above Scalia’s head. We might have expected that he would have been exact from the start and now be suspicious of a retraction. Poindexter is said to be a Democrat donor, though this may be irrelevant unless the death was suspicious.
It seems certain that the law officer who was called to the scene of death entertained no suspicions of criminal involvement but immediately assumed he was dealing with a death from natural causes. This was unprofessional given that he could have known little about the deceased and nothing about the preceding events. Given that the deceased was a major public figure it is surely reasonable to expect that the bedroom would have been taped off until an autopsy, and cautioned statements taken from all relevant workers and guests.
The law officer phoned Presidio County Judge Cinderella Guevara, who, over the telephone, pronounced Scalia dead from a “myocardial infarction”. It is said that two key officials, one of who was professionally required in such circumstances, were ‘out of town’ and could not be summoned.
Scalia’s body was removed from the scene of death, no autopsy was carried out and he was then embalmed. It seems certain that his family, notified on the phone, did not want an autopsy carried out, but we do not know what information they were given. They have since been stridently opposed to any further investigation. Unpleasant though it is to raise such issues, we must ask if they are (understandably) keen to avoid something scandalous being revealed. There are many precedents for families of public figures wanting to hush up the circumstances of a death.
As I said in a previous article, I was questioned by the Coroner’s constable when I reported finding my elderly mother dead and I raised no objection to an autopsy. In the circumstances, I would have expected Scalia’s family to want an autopsy and a thorough police investigation at the scene of death.
Limbaugh’s rush (no pun intended) to accuse questioners of ‘conspiracy theories’ leads me to ask if he is a friend of the family and colluding in hiding something that would tarnish the reputation of a deceased Conservative icon.
This whole episode may be a convergence of sloppy un-professionalism and an unfortunate absence of reasonable explanations. But Scalia’s death has been a convenient gift to the Revolution at a time when America’s Far Left government and its Ruling Class are poised for total victory.