Ordering my thoughts on Clarence Thomas’s masterful autobiography has taken me some time. One might expect a lawyer’s autobiography to be dull material, but Thomas’s life was a series of overcoming one struggle after another. This made for an almost thrilling read, and yours truly could barely put the book down. His writing style showed a clear and distinct voice, which made his struggles feel vivid. I can’t recommend the book enough.
The beginning of Thomas’s life consisted of one long fight against poverty. His mother felt unable to care for her two sons properly by a certain point after being abandoned by Thomas’s father. So, their care was given over to Thomas’s grandfather, who labored hard to eke out a living in the poor Savannah of the 50’s and 60’s. Thomas credits his grandfather for bestowing on him a great work ethic and for sending him to a Catholic school, where the nuns brought out Thomas’s academic potential. Indeed, his grandfather ardently hoped that Thomas might better himself by this means.
Many of my dear readers may have heard of George Takei’s outrageous insults directed against the honorable Clarence Thomas. (Considering the nonsense which spews forth from the mouths of so many movie stars, one thinks that the Romans acted very wisely in denying actors suffrage.) One of my friends expected me to castigate George Takei for his idiocy, but Mark Levin has already perfectly exposed him as a blockhead. Instead, I wish to highlight something which Takei’s comments reveals about leftists.
George Takei stated that Thomas’s claim that slaves had dignity was ridiculous. He even went so far as to say that his own parents, forced into internment camps during WWII, were stripped of their dignity. On the other hand, Mark Levin stressed that what Clarence Thomas meant by slaves having dignity was that every human being has God-given dignity, which government action can neither add to nor divest. Every man bears the stamp of God’s image and likeness and will one day appear before the Just Judge, who is no respecter of persons, in order to give an account of his deeds. Before God, it does not matter whether one is a slave or a king.
This fact slipped Takei’s mind, because his mindset does not reflect Enlightened Judeo-Christian ideals but those deriving from leftist ideology. To a leftist, one’s earthly existence is the only existence, and the greatest power affecting one’s life is the state. Since the state holds the place of God in leftist ideology, it makes sense that they believe the state is capable of giving and taking away dignity. Yet, the state is composed of men like ourselves. How is it that one’s fellow men have the capacity to alter one’s dignity as a human being? Is government authority, the power to coerce, everything? No wonder we see leftists cleaving to a program of political correctness and so eager to be considered “orthodox” by their fellow leftists! Their very humanity depends upon the honor afforded them by the state and their faction.
The only thing sadder than living in a leftist utopia is actually having the leftist mentality. Because the state is their God, they stop at nothing to change the state to run according to their principles. Keep that in mind before you give up voting or paying attention to politics!