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Thursday, June 09, 2005

Brown vs. Board of Education

Sometimes I wonder if integration was a good idea. I know this is heresy in the African-American community - and America as a whole - but it occurs to me that some of us get around White folks and lose our ever-loving minds.

Case in point, Janice Rogers Brown has just been confirmed by the Senate to a lifetime appointment on the federal appeals court. To put it kindly, this sister is nuts, and her nuttiness parallels the insanity that we see coming from the Bush Administration. Up is down. Bad is good. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

This woman blames liberalism for slavery. Read that again. She blames liberalism for slavery. Never mind that the first black indentured servants arrived in Jamestown in 1619 and lifetime slavery was established by 1640, yet Liberalism wasn't even a concept until the middle of the 18th century. Far from being the product of Liberalism (or liberalism), slavery was the product of market forces unfettered by government regulation. The Free Market will always push labor costs toward slave wages without government oversight, as corporate managers try to reduce their costs. Left to its own, an unregulated Free Market leads to Feudalism, and we serfs already know our place in society. It is not Liberalism that leads to slavery, it is laissez-faire government turning its back on the people that leads to slavery, and it was America's first Gilded Age that led to the first Populist Revolt - history does have a habit of repeating itself.

By confirming this nut, the Senate Democrats have set a standard - this judge is not considered to be extreme enough to warrant a filibuster. I can only wonder who would now be considered extreme enough to filibuster - Newt Gingrich? Pat Buchanan? David Duke? Fred Phelps? Moreover, by confirming this woman without a filibuster she is in line to be nominated for the Supreme Court once Rehnquist exits stage right - they will not be able to filibuster her due to the precedent set here.

The prospect of having Janice Rogers Brown and Clarence "Uncle" Thomas in the Supreme Court should make every American shudder. It should scare Black folk to death. These two judicial activists have no problem with defying stare decisis by Clarence Thomas' own words and Janice Brown's rulings. It is not too far-fetched to expect them to be willing to overturn any ruling with which they disagree, be that Roe v. Wade or Brown v. Board of Education or Marbury v. Madison.

This is not good. This is why we need our community to support our candidates with our votes in order to keep nuts like Brown and Thomas from being confirmed to lifetime appointments. We need to create a Black Donor Class right now. Will you help?

Emancipated by Athanasius @ 1:44 PM

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We have to start kicking in some money to attract and support the candidates we want. Voting just isn't enough in this political system.

Posted by Blogger Quintus Jett @ Thursday, June 09, 2005 3:36:00 PM #

We'll also need PayPal down the road.

Posted by Blogger Athanasius @ Thursday, June 09, 2005 4:07:00 PM #

do you mean for collecting AAFD contributions?

we do have a merchant account for secure online contributions. we do have a paypal account now, but it hasn't been set up yet.

Posted by Blogger Quintus Jett @ Thursday, June 09, 2005 8:09:00 PM #

Yes, the contribution page doesn't have PayPal as an option - only via credit card. Then too, most peole have a credit card so it's probably not a problem, but it would be good to have that option available.

Posted by Blogger Athanasius @ Friday, June 10, 2005 12:08:00 AM #
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