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El American’s Idiocy of the Week features the tolerant and empathetic left, which, as usual, has unleashed all sorts of insults against those who don’t think like them. In particular, they are indulging in racist insults toward Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
It’s a bargain to be a leftist. You can go around all day accusing others of being bigots, racists, fascists, homophobes, transphobes, and anything else you can think of. You can also victimize for everything and vehemently demand respect for anything, such as someone not using the pronoun you have chosen for this week.
Best of all, not only can you point the finger at others all the time, but, when the time comes, from the vantage point of moral superiority that being on the left magically confers on you, you can use the most abject insults you can imagine towards anyone who does not think like you without losing one iota of your halo of sanctity.
This has always been the case, but in the last week, it has been crystal clear after the Supreme Court made public the reversal of Roe, which some consider the greatest defeat of the Democratic Party since the abolition of slavery.
It has upset Democrats so badly, that they have unleashed all their fury against the Supreme Court justices, surrounding their private homes with demonstrations, failing to condemn threats against them, or even making statements bordering on incitement to violence, only to look the other way when someone has been arrested for allegedly threatening the life of one of the justices.
Democrats target Clarence Thomas
But the one who has perhaps taken the brunt of the insults from Democrats has been Justice Clarence Thomas, who is black, but since he is a conservative and not a progressive, then he “ain’t black” — as then-presidential candidate Biden said.
They have even gone so far as to use the N-word against him, which is a term with very curious rules of usage. Until now, we thought that this word could only be used among people of color (if possible when there were no white people present), but apparently, now it can also be used with impunity by any Democrat to insult a black conservative.
It is also striking that progressives are always crowing about “cultural appropriation,” but say nothing when black culture has appropriated that word coined by whites. Since whites can’t use it now, rather than cultural appropriation, it’s a case of “cultural expropriation.” Perhaps the fact that the Democrats are using it again to insult Clarence Thomas is part of their fight against cultural appropriation, as a sort of “linguistic reparations.” Who knows.
The list of those who have taken to disrespecting Justice Thomas in one way or another is filled with such illustrious figures from the world of politics and entertainment as Hillary Clinton, Samuel L. Jackson, Lori Lightfoot, and Whoopi Goldberg—I leave it to the reader’s judgment as to who is in politics and who is in entertainment.
It would be good not to forget what is happening these weeks so that when a Democrat is offended again, he or she can answer by quoting some of his or her idols, references of empathy, tolerance, and respect.
Ignacio Manuel García Medina, Business Management teacher. Artist and lecturer specialized in Popular Culture for various platforms. Presenter of the program "Pop Libertario" for the Juan de Mariana Institute. Lives in the Canary Islands, Spain // Ignacio M. García Medina es profesor de Gestión de Empresas. Es miembro del Instituto Juan de Mariana y conferenciante especializado en Cultura Popular e ideas de la Libertad.
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