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November 02, 2005

Great Point About Gender/Racial "Balance" on the Supreme Court

Powerline, responding to a Milwaulkee Journal Sentinel editorial.

The MJS:

In losing a woman, the court with Alito would feature seven white men, one white woman and a black man, who deserves an asterisk because he arguably does not represent the views of mainstream black America.

Powerline responds:

...the liberals at the Journal Sentinel apparently think that Supreme Court justices are like House members who represent constituencies, and are supposed to vote according to the wishes of those they represent. That's a stupid idea, obviously. But stay with it for a moment. If that is their theory, then why do the same liberals consistently praise Supreme Court decisions that frustrate the wishes of most Americans?

And Brainster's Blog wants to know if David Souter should have an asterisk next to his name, since he does not, apparently, reflect the views of most white Americans.

There's a word for this sort of thinking. That word is racism. Or at least a notion of racial-solidarity and, implictly, disdain for those outside the race that approaches racism.

Really, if liberals want to continue the good work they did in the sixties overcoming racism, they cannot also dabble in "good racism" when they find it politically expedient to do so. White people might start to get the impression that if lockstep "What's good for my race?" thinking is okay for everyone else, maybe they should start joining in the fun again.

Naked Testicle Spiderman ain't too happy about it either. At least I assume he's not happy about it. He uses the words "apotheosis" and "ontological," which tells me he's so angry he's been reduced to using made-up, hobo-gibberish pretend-words that just pop into his head. But I dig on that kind of lunatic senselessness.

Thomas “deserves an asterisk” because he doesn’t “think” black—black thinking having now been reduced to a single ontological class that is presumably recognizable by how well it tacks with the positions of black leaders and progressive politicos who, in a perverse cycle, define the very “black” interests that mark one as authentically black.

Wasn't it the mayor of Vienna (forget his name; the mayor in the 1930's, as Naziism rose in power) who said, "I decide who the Jews are?"

Via the Blogometer.

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