Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Yankees Suck! But Nobody's Perfect!

"I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life". Those words, spoken back in 2001 by Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, have caused white males, well at least conservative white males, to suddenly become sensitive little souls who abhore racism. Unfortunately, "racism", as defined by these precious fair-minded victims, is anything that puts them back on their heels and makes them go all Ralph Kramden trying to respond. Settle down, white guys, you still run everything, usually right into the ground. Perhaps soon-to-be Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor has a point.

So far, in the 200 and some year history of this nation, 107 of 111 Supreme Court Justices have been white guys, 108 out of 111 if you count one of the whitest justices I know, Clarence Thomas. Some of them have actually been great and wise, standing up to the bully boys in favor of the citizens with rights. Others have been dopes and shills for the corporations and bully boys. The current court contains 4 of the lousiest legal minds in the history of the court. Antonin Scalia, a man so scary in his desire to go back to 1783 and allow only land-owning white males to vote, is the leader of the pack of 4. The aforementioned Thomas, who basically brings Scalia his nightly mint julep and then does whatever he's told, is a hack. John Roberts apparently thinks a kid holding a "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" sign is a threat to national security and deserves suspension from school as he stated in Morse_v._Frederick . Samuel Alito apparently thinks strip-searching a 10 year old girl is just fine by him as he stated in Doe_v._Groody.

Thus, Sonia Sotomayor's statement made in 2001 about "better conclusions" really doesn't have a very high bar to leap.

1 comment:

Jack Jodell said...

Max's Dad, I couldn't possibly agree more. The 4 Court baddies you mentioned are indeed the most mediocre and unabashedly ignorant justices that noble court has seen in many, many, many decades. They are not committed to freedom for the people but rather to authoritarianism and advancing oligarchy in the country. As such, their salaries should rightfully be paid by wealthy corporations, not taxpayers. They are simply not acting in the best interests of, nor are they relevant to, the mass public. Pure garbage at its worst.