The mirror tactic has worked extremely well for Democrats over the past decade. Relentlessly, systematically, and exhaustively, the left has accused conservatives, libertarians, independents, or people akin to the Republican Party, of being racists, fascists, and any number of adjectives that would surely better identify them, but since only the narrative matters to the left, and not reality, the mirror tactic has worked quite well.
Surely a good number of Americans, ignorant of their own history, know that it was the Democrats who were the perpetrators and defenders of slavery. Yes, the current progressive party was the one that took up arms to defend “their right” to own slaves; and it was the Republicans, led by Lincoln, who fought a war to free their fellow Americans from Democrat slavery.
Another fact that I’m sure few know is that the first African-American senator elected in U.S. history was Hiram Rhodes in 1870 for the Republican Party, while the Democrats elected their first black representative to Congress only in 1993, 123 years after Rhodes’ election.
Yet, despite this, today much of the Western world, supported, of course, by the traditional progressive press, has installed the notion that the Republican Party is racist.
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It is curious, since the only party that has openly promoted racism in the history of the United States is the Democrats, while the Republicans took up arms to abolish slavery, and today they are the “racists.”
With Clarence Thomas, the hypocrisy of the left and the Democratic camp was once again exposed. Progressives are furious because Justice Thomas ruled in the Supreme Court based on the U.S. Constitution ruling against Roe v. Wade, which sends back to the states the responsibility to legislate on abortion. This was enough for the entire Democrat propaganda apparatus and leftist mobs to mobilize to brand Thomas as a “dumb n**ger,” “n**ger slave,” and Uncle Tom, among other expletives.
Attacks on Clarence Thomas
Democrats, supposedly the party of inclusion, detest Thomas despite the fact that he is only the second African-American justice in the history of the Supreme Court. In fact, at the time, current President Biden adamantly opposed Thomas taking the bench.
Because of Thomas’ decision, Hillary Clinton was one of those who fired her hateful ammunition, claiming that the Supreme Court justice is a “person of grievance,” full of “resentment and anger.” That is, for the former Democratic presidential candidate, the fact that Thomas interprets the constitution is not a legal fact, but one of resentment; perhaps this is because, as Biden said, blacks must vote compulsorily, whatever the white Democratic elite says, otherwise they are not black.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a Democrat, also took advantage of her participation in an LGBT pride event to send a message to Thomas: “F*ck Clarence Thomas,” she shouted to the crowd, and then took a picture with a white person in the background wearing a T-shirt with the same caption. Ocasio-Cortez also strongly urged the impeachment of Justice Thomas, since what’s the point of having a black justice on the Supreme Court who doesn’t obey the Democratic elite?
Progressive Whoopi Goldberg, on her ranting TV show, told Thomas that she hoped they would not go for him now, because his wife was white and according to her, marriage between people of different races is now also at risk.
It is curious that, despite the fact that the Supreme Court is made up of 9 members, 6 of whom voted in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade, the attacks from the Democratic Party and progressive activists focused on the figure of Clarence Thomas.
For those who look at American politics objectively, it is easy to see that racist woke is nothing new, we are certainly not discovering warm water by writing this column about Thomas, we are only, reflecting what many refuse to acknowledge, no matter how much it glistens in their eyes.
The attacks on Clarence Thomas are just the symptom of great sickness, one of the leftists who continue to consider blacks their inferiors and not their peers, and because of that, insist on affirmative action, and publish articles like the one in the LA Times, asking if California is ready for blacks to arm themselves and exercise their Second Amendment rights.
It seems that the Democrats are still anchored to the era of slavery, although nowadays, it is not shown with forced labor, but with freedom of thought, which must be fanaticized towards leftist causes, or else blacks lose their racial status.