I tend to really be partial to Ayn Rand, and to The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.
- Clarence Thomas
This is an identifier of his inner workings. Most teenagers quickly outgrow the narcississtic world view that's rquired to be an Ayn Rand proponent. Most people can read her philosophy and see it for what it is: Naziism without an ethnic component. And yet this idiot is proud of his affection for this bankrupt philosophy and its creator. Know who else was a Rand fan? Alan Greenspan, the man who, more than any single person alive, drove our economy into the chasm it currently occupies and who based his economic "values" on Rand's worldview. And, who, unlike Thomas, FINALLY actually woke up to the fact that it was a crap view. Of course ti took crashing the nation and, in large measure, the world into an apocalyptic economic crisis to open his eyes. What will it take for Thomas? Unknown.The thing that bothered me when I was in college was that I saw myself rejecting the way of life that got me to where I was.
- Clarence Thomas
read for yourself about Thomas at YALE. HEREVirginia Thomas' request for an apology from Anita Hill for accusing Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings in 1991 has prompted Thomas' former girlfriend to break her silence about the man she used to date.
Lillian McEwen agreed to speak about Clarence Thomas with Washington Post reporter Michael Fletcher, whose story quotes her as saying that Thomas was "always actively watching the women he worked with to see if they could be potential partners. It was a hobby of his."
As Fletcher tells NPR's Robert Siegel, in his discussions with McEwen, "she talks about a Clarence Thomas that in some ways resembled the Clarence Thomas that Anita Hill talked about at the hearings."
- more HERE
I'm going to go out on a limb and post this tidbit in case no one goes to the actual article."He was obsessed with porn," she said of Thomas, who is now 63. "He would talk about what he had seen in magazines and films, if there was something worth noting."
He occupies the position he does because the racists in the Reb party (most of the base and nearly all of those in charge) wanted to find a Justice candidate that would follow their anti-human and anti-American schema while short-circuiting the Dems ability to shut him down. And it was a big fat finger to the previous black Justice, Thurgood Marshall, a man who actually achieved greatness on his own, PRIOR to being elevated to the highest court in the land. They were essentially saying "One nigger is the same as the next. Eat that."
Like any good house... er... servant
... Clarence tows the party line even though his JOB DESCRIPTION should place him at odds with it more often than not, rubber-stamping that hypocrite Scallia 3/4 of the time and, when he doesn't, bending over backwards to find a conservative-friendly opinion. His appointment was just another variation of the tried and true "Southern Strategy" that informs the Rebs' embrace (partial but growing) of the so-called "Tea Party." It also allowed Thomas to coin the phrase "High tech Lynching" in an attempt to use his blackness as a shield against the treatment he got during his vetting (which was considerably LESS aggressive than the process undergone by Judge Robert Bork who was and remains a superior (albeit equally odious) intellect. And Bork was, of course, NOT confirmed). This even though his party, the Rebs, is the party of cynicism, division and ethnic hatred.
Thomas's use of his blackness in this way was the act of an abject coward just as his treatment of the women in his sphere was, at the very least, hypocritical considering the job he was in. Or, y'know, just as a man.
By any objective measure he's a second-rate intellect. By my measure he's a third-rate human being and I have no problem whatsoever saying so.