The quietest member of SCOTUS caused some ruckus this week, not hard to do with the delicate sensibilities of the MSM;
Justice Clarence Thomas rarely speaks from the bench but his comments in less formal settings are often illuminating, often controversial — especially on race.
It is a topic that continues to engage the national debate, especially when it comes from the mind of the Supreme Court’s only African-American jurist.
Thomas spoke this week at a small gathering of students and faculty at a Florida college, where he echoed previous statements on the not-so subtle racism he remembers experiencing when leaving his native South.
“The worst I have been treated was by northern liberal elites. The absolute worst I have ever been treated,” the 65-year-old justice said. “The worst things that have been done to me, the worst things that have been said about me, are by northern liberal elites, not by the people of Savannah, Georgia,” his hometown.
Thomas knows full well the reasons behind their true colors being presented, the “northern liberal elites” don’t like it much when you wonder off the plantation (apologies in advance if any “slave” references offend, but I could not think of a better analogy). See, they pat themselves on the back for their tolerance and their ability to look past color, but diversity is defined by what you look like, diversity of thought is never countenanced, especially from a black man who strays from the party line, hence, the derision.
“My sadness is that we are probably today more race and difference-conscious than I was in the 1960s when I went to school,”
Clarence, obviously you know this is by design, racism (or the appearance of racism, manufactured or not) is a money maker. It gives legitimacy to those that have the most to gain, from the president (who campaigned on the positions of fairness and wealth redistribution), to the race hustlers (who would be unemployed and poor if there were no dragons to slay), but mostly the Democratic Party (who peddle in victimhood).
Thomas also made the news (albeit peripherally) because even black people are racist;
Alabama Democrat Says He Doesn’t Like Justice Clarence Thomas Because “He’s Married To A White Woman” – Update: Walks Back Comment, Then Calls Him An “Uncle Tom”…
Which posses another question. We all know how offensive the “N” word is but it is interesting to me that the term “uncle tom” is used so easily and often by the other side. I find that term just as offensive, and is there any doubt that if the ideology was turned and that phrase was used against blacks who were liberal (not conservative) how much holy stink would be made? The righteous indignation observed, it would be like, well, us calling them the “N” word. Someday I wish a reporter would ask Tim Scott what he really thinks about those “Uncle Tom” allegations from some of the black talking heads.
People like Thomas, Ben Carson, Allen West (born in Georgia)Herman Cain, and all the other successful minorities who made it and wrote their chapter in the American dream, those folks should be emulated and looked up to. Yeah, I guess I should include the president in that group, rising to the most powerful man in the world is laudable, incomplete history, records, school transcripts notwithstanding.