Justice Clarence Thomas – Liberal elites were the “worst” to me.

Justice Clarence Thomas – Liberal elites were the “worst” to me.

Justice Thomas, from the article:

“The worst things that have been done to me, the worst things that have been said about me, [were] by northern liberal elites, not by the people of Savannah, Georgia,” he said, the Daily Mail reported.

Justice Thomas
Justice Thomas

I bet you can, without much effort, find plenty of “Uncle Tom” references to Justice Thomas and his recent remarks.  Because, in the mind of a liberal, it is not possible for a black person to achieve even the slightest degree of achievement without using skin color as an excuse for special intervention, legislation, hustling, or race-baiting.  If a conservative black person goes out and achieves a good and productive life (as Justice Thomas has) without the allowance and blessing of liberal elites, you’d think they got up in the middle of the night, packed a knapsack and ran away from their plantation masters given the viciousness of the attacks on their character.

Well, imagine if you were constantly fed the notion that you, a black person, were excused from equally following your dreams.   That there was an entity (in the form of a liberal Democratic party), that was going to lower educational standards, give you housing, money, and food, because they believe you are incapable of becoming and being a person of achievement based on your skin color.  You were endlessly indoctrinated that you NEEDED special treatment and allowances just because you were black.

That isn’t equality.  That is being trapped in an ideology of victim hood and racism.  The ideology of modern liberalism.  I imagine that would feel like a form of slavery.  Because liberalism is the opposite of liberty, choice and personal responsibility.  It IS slavery.  And unemployment in the black and especially the young black populations points to the utter failure of racist Democratic policy promoting opportunities in inequality.  I’d sure as hell run away.

Justice Thomas:

“My sadness is that we are probably today more race and difference-conscious that I was in the 1960s when I went to school,” he said, the Daily Mail reported. “To my knowledge, I was the first black kid in Savannah, Georgia, to go to a white school. Rarely did the issue of race come up.”

Yes, it is sad.  Racism is uglier now that it ever was.  But it’s coming from the liberals.   The liberal elites cannot ever let real color-blind equality flourish because true equality is the antithesis of modern liberal doctrine and policy.

Actually, it’s not the black conservatives that are “Uncle Toms”.  It’s the blacks that live by, believe in and promote the racist policies and orders of the master – the liberal Democratic party.

Justice Thomas, in conclusion:

“Differences in race, differences in sex. Somebody doesn’t look at you right, somebody says something. Everybody is sensitive. If I had been as sensitive as that in the 1960s, I’d still be in Savannah. Every person in this room has endured a slight. Every person. Somebody has said something that has hurt their feelings or did something to them — left them out. That’s a part of the deal.”

That’s right.  Get over yourself, colorful victims.  You’re the same as me.


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  • Jodi says:

    Imagine if the policies the Democrat party and other liberals push actually did what they insist their intentions are: ending poverty and inequality. They’d have no more victims as their voting base. So is it a coincidence that their race, gender, ethnicity-based policies are failing those they are aimed at helping? I don’t think so.

    • Catherine Wilkinson says:

      Liberal ‘philosophy’ always and forever count on ‘victims’ for votes. And sadly, there will always be humans who thrive on being victims. Liberals have been effective in using them.

    • Tedd says:

      There is no goalpost so far away that it cannot be moved.

    • Veseng says:

      This is nothing new for the Democrats. They were the party of slavery before the civil war, The party of the KKK after, the party of segregation, and now the party of keeping blacks as victims. Looks like they have never stopped trying to keep black folks on the plantation.

  • GWB says:

    I liked one small bit of pushback I saw (I think it was Allahpundit on HotAir):
    No, Justice Thomas, you’re wrong. The worst have been southern, liberal blacks.

  • > “Every person in this room has endured a slight. Every person. Somebody has said something that has hurt their feelings or did something to them — left them out. That’s a part of the deal.”

    Pretty much, yeah. With me, it was about growing up as the fat kid. Nowadays, fortunately, I don’t spend much time seething about how mean others were to me; however, it grieves me to no end the number of times I was mean to others.

    I think “sensitivity training” should be replaced by “insensitivity training.” Learn not to let someone else’s attitudes toward you have a decisive role in determining who you become.

  • ALman says:

    I was a bastard. In the parlance of the day, this was the term used of an “illegitimate” child. Of course, it was also used as a term of abuse. As a child and youth, I didn’t exactly appreciate being called this, although as an adult there were probably a few times that I rightly deserved the epithet. As far as I know, the term is no longer used as it once was and less frequently. How did this come to be?

    Oh, I know. We “bastards” marched on Washington, D.C. and demanded that the feds fix the problem. We demanded that the term be labeled a “hate” one with criminal penalties imposed on transgressors. We threatened educational institutions with lawsuits, “physical action” and any other means that might enable us to achieve our desired outcome. We maligned those who considered out actions in the extreme.

    Okay, I think I may have made my point. What did happen? People changed. They realized that calling a child a bastard was not the thing to do. Moreover, they, yes slowly, came to understand that a child wasn’t “illegitimate”. How could a child be responsible for the way in which he was conceived and born? People can and will change, though not always at the pace we think they ought.
    I agree with Justice Thomas that the situation has actually gotten worse, rather than better. It’s time for the cultural Gestapo to go the way of the Nazi one. And, if that means someone wants to call me a “bastard” for believing so, then I just respond to them as I learned to do by saying, “Why yes, yes I am.”

    • Catherine says:

      I will just call you a gentleman, ALman…because you are one in every sense of the word.

      • ALman says:

        Last night, I lifted a glass to toast the blessing to this nation which went by the name of Shirley Temple. Also, another toast was made for another blessing to America, Sarah Palin. Tonight, I toast you for your very dear and kind complement, though it be undeserved. Many blessings to you, Catherine.

  • Torrance says:

    I was on a commuter flight from Atlanta to Savannah in 1991. A group of white business men were celebrating as we disembarked. I overheard some of the conversation: “Looks like our boy made it!”, “Yup, Clarence is in”. Realized when I saw the TV that they were referring to newly appointed Justice Thomas. My prejudices about Southerners were changed a lot during the time I spent in Georgia.

  • writeby says:

    Something worth recalling at this juncture about the Democratic Party is its heritage. Not merely the Party of spoils and political favoritism during the Jackson administration, the Democrats were the Party of slavery during the antebellum period. And the Democrats maintained their racism postwar for over 100-years, most prominently by means of the phenomenon known as the Solid South.

    Also of import is recalling FDR’s imprisonment of Americans after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, because he and his fellow Democrats thought the ancestry of these loyal Americans would lead those Americans to betray their country. (The Fighting 442nd eventually made FDR eat his bigotry.)

    Finally, it was the Dems in the main who pushed the housing projects for blacks, isolating them in ghettos on the pretext of providing them housing.

    The Democratic Party has always sought power “by means of impassioned pleas to the emotions and prejudices of the populace.” Leopards–and demagogues–don’t change their spots. Nor have the Democrats.

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