Friday, February 18, 2022

Race is "Relative"?

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The warriors at the Washington Post, whose banner claims "Democracy Dies In  Darkness," is creating some darkness of their own with their new feature story on Biden's pick for the Supreme Court.

One of their own, Bill Clinton, taught us that "It all depends on what is, is," but WAPO is teaching us that racism is only racism under some circumstances.

Be informed, not misled.

Is "black" more about your worldview, than your ethnicity?

Yesterday morning, The Washington Post headline read, "Jim Clyburn saved Biden's candidacy---and now has the president's ear on Supreme Court picks."

"The South Carolina lawmaker has tremendous influence in the White House, and he has made it clear he wants the president to nominate US District Judge J. Michelle Childs to the Supreme Court," WAPO says.

They continue, "Most nights when he's in Washington, House Majority Whip James E Clyburn sits down to dinner with Cedric L. Richmond, one of President Biden's closest advisors, at the members-only National Democratic Club."

The entire story, which is not an op-ed but supposedly a hard news story, is about  Clyburn's significant power within the Democrat Party and why he is not choosing a "black woman" that is further to the Left for his recommendation to Biden.

In framing a quote from Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), WAPO decided to characterize Justice Clarence Thomas as "the Black justice whose rulings often resemble the thinking of White conservatives."

In just one line, The Washington Post erased the existence of black conservatives, implied that Justice Thomas is some sort of race-traitor, and issued what may be one of the dumbest characterizations in its disgraceful recent history.

I'm not the only one who noticed. At 2:25 PM yesterday, WAPO posted this clarification on top of the story:

Yesterday at 2:25 p.m. EST


A previous version of this story imprecisely referred to Justice Clarence Thomas’s opinions as often reflecting the thinking of White conservatives, rather than conservatives broadly. That reference has been removed.

Does the news media really believe those little words will get them off the hook?

"Uh, no," Spencer Brown writes, "That doesn't make anything right. Casual racism is not something WaPo needed to clarify — it was plainly clear to everyone that they were engaging in biased partisan race-baiting in what they pretended was 'news'."

The Washington Post is acting like getting caught being racist nonsense only requires a "clarification" due to "imprecisely" stating that a black Supreme Court justice can't think for himself and only exists as a mouthpiece for white conservatives. A retraction of the alleged news story and an apology to Justice Thomas — and black conservatives — would be more fitting.

But that won't come.

Remembering the Clarence Thomas confirmation to the Supreme Court.

The Post's report on Joe Biden's quest to fill an upcoming Supreme Court vacancy conveniently neglects to mention the fact that Clarence Thomas' 1991 confirmation to the Supreme Court was assaulted by what Thomas called a "high tech lynching"---something that was led by then-Senator Joe Biden himself.

The most disgusting part of this, at least to me, is that Clarence Thomas is perhaps the brightest mind on a Court with several bright minds. And he's a gentleman and a constitutional scholar.

Apparently, the "lynching" continues if a black person doesn't believe what the left demands everyone believe.

A couple of years ago a group of filmmakers produced a documentary about Clarence Thomas---which included unprecedented access to Thomas, his thoughts, and the attempted "high tech lynching" by none other than committee chair Sen. Joe Biden.

The Wall Street Journal remembers those days very well and has written about them.

Biden became chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee after the 1986 elections, just in time to preside over the confirmation hearings for conservative, constitutionalist Robert Bork, whom Biden, Ted Kennedy, and other far-left public servants used to destroy Robert Bork. 

The Wall Street Journal says:

Four years later, Mr. Biden launched a bizarre attack on Clarence Thomas at his Supreme Court confirmation for being too zealous in protecting individual rights. Mr. Biden waved around libertarian legal scholar Richard Epstein’s book “Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain” and asked Judge Thomas whether he agreed with it. He presented an out-of-context quotation to suggest Judge Thomas supported Prof. Stephen Macedo’s argument for “principled judicial activism” to restore constitutional protections for individual rights, even though the quote’s next sentence would have made clear the judge had expressed the opposite view, one of judicial restraint. The Cato Institute would paraphrase this line of questioning as “Are you now or have you ever been a libertarian?”

Is President Biden a racist?

I don't know what's in his heart. 

However, having observed his, and other so-called progressive actions, he has certainly honed the art of using racism as a tool to advance an agenda.

To the leftist, the end always justifies the means. Most often, "the means" includes using "racism" to get what you want or need.

We are at a point in our country where academia is declaring Abraham Lincoln to have been a racist.

Joe Biden has destroyed or tried to destroy both black and white people to accomplish his goals. "Racism" is often the most effective tool.

Another great man, Thomas Sowell, also a Black man, explained it like this: "Racism is not dead, but it is on life support ---kept alive by politicians, race hustlers and people who get a sense of superiority by denouncing others as 'racists'. "  

Once again, the race hustlers are the mainstream media---WAPO in this instance---trying to make themselves superior to one of the Supreme Court's greatest justices by smearing him with the implication he doesn't think for himself.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.