As it concerns Supreme Court Injustice Clarence Thomas (pronounced Tom-Ass) I pray that he goes before me. I shudder at the idea of leaving my children and loved ones subject to his incongruous judgment.
Thomas came to Dallas the other day to complain about the leaked SCOTUS document showing that the court is set to pounce on Roe v. Wade and have a 6-3 advantage. Thomas called it bullying in a Dallas Morning News article.
“When you lose that trust, especially in the institution that I’m in, it changes the institution fundamentally. You begin to look over your shoulder. It’s like kind of an infidelity that you can explain it, but you can’t undo it,” he said while speaking at a conference Friday evening in Dallas.”
Lose trust? What is this imbecile talking about? Infidelity? Naw he didn’t!
Clarence Thomas, America’s Consummate Uncle Tom never trusted himself or Black folk. He was born poor but has been an infidel to the rights of the impoverished. He migrated into the world of White Conservatism but voted against all other immigrants.
Thomas joined the court in 1991 and has been a sure vote against anything that would help minorities, women, LGBTQ, or the poor. After Thomas walked through the turnstiles of Affirmative Action, he closed the park and the ride.
He contends the Fourteenth Amendment forbids consideration of race, such as race-based affirmative action or preferential treatment.
A 2020 article in Vox Magazine condemned his views on Citizens United.
“Thomas took a very expansive view of the First Amendment. In Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010), the Supreme Court held that the right to free speech includes the right of corporations to spend unlimited money on influencing elections. In a partially dissenting opinion, Thomas complained that Citizens United ‘does not go far enough.’”
Justice Thomas, in other words, envisions a much weaker First Amendment for children, journalists, and, indeed, for much of the country. But when wealthy donors seek relief from campaign finance restrictions, Thomas takes a maximalist view of their First Amendment rights.”
Citizens United and its aftermath are why we have billionaires pouring millions into the coffers of Jasmine Crockett in her race to replace Eddie Bernice Johnson. Ask her opponent Jane Hamilton how it feels to run against big corporate money.
Crockett has refused the NAACP, the Democrat party, and all invitations to debate the issues of our community. But if the money talks, she gets a walk.
The Crypto-currency pushers don’t care about your streets and sanitation. And even if they prevail, you still can’t buy a Happy Meal with a bitcoin!
Lest you think this space is unique as it pertains to exposing CT for the self-loathing, hypocritical, lost soul that he is, gaze upon the words of U.S. Representative Hakeem Jefferies.
He lambasted Thomas and MSNBC shared it.
“Let me ask this question of brother Thomas: Why are you such a hater,” Jeffries said during a House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday.
He continued: Hate on civil rights. Hate on women’s rights. Hate on reproductive rights. Hate on voting rights. Hate on marital rights. Hate on equal protection under the law. Hate on liberty and justice for all. Hate on free and fair elections. Why are you such a hater?
It can’t be that institutions “give you only the outcome you want, or can be bullied,” Thomas said.
But Jeffries dragged Thomas for failing to acknowledge the elephant in the room: his wife, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, who allegedly urged the Trump administration to overturn the 2020 election.
“Start in your own home,” Jeffries said. “Have a conversation with Ginni Thomas. She refused to accept the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election. Why? Because she didn’t like the outcome.”
Ginni Thomas, Jeffries said, “tried to steal the election, overthrow the United States government and install a tyrant. That’s bullying.”
Bullying is something SCOTUS and Thomas know well. It reminds me of a famous quote.
“Daily, the Negro is coming more and more to look upon law and justice, not as protecting safeguards, but as sources of humiliation and oppression. The laws are made by men who have little interest in him; they are executed by men who have
absolutely no motive for treating the Black people with courtesy or consideration.”
-W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk
Vincent L. Hall is an author, activist, and an award-winning columnist.