Flatulence generally refers to gases generated in the intestines or stomach and expulsed through that end of the posterior that graces a saddle. Unless you are Maureen Dowd … then said gases are expulsed through the pen (or mouth – you choose) and are no less a poisonous, asphyxiating irritant to the atmosphere.
Dowd’s June 25, 2003, column, “Could Thomas Be Right?” is one of the most morally opprobrious journalistic attacks against a public figure I have yet to read. But having said that, I admit it certainly isn’t out of character for Maureen Dowd.
In a day when black children can recite the rap lyrics from dozens of so-called musicians, but can barely recite the alphabet, have minimal math and science skills, Dowd castigates Justice Clarence Thomas as being “an angry, bitter, self-pitying victim.”
At a time when black-on-black crime, abortion, generational imprisonment and an unparalleled lack of accountability are rampant in the black urban community, Dowd attempts to make light of Justice Thomas, a supremely successful black man. A successful black man who has no children out of wedlock, has never been to prison, graduated on a par level or above with the brightest of liberal racists, and is the absolute embodiment of the American dream. Dowd refers to Mr. Thomas’s life condescendingly as a “[Black] African-American Horatio Alger story.”
With abortion the No. 1 killer of blacks, a logical mind would argue that black men such as Justice Thomas should be used as examples to be emulated. But racist hate-filled closet bigots like Dowd chant the mantra of “just practice safe sex” and if that fails have an abortion. After all, it’s just “a choice” … and a black one at that.
This is the level of contempt and disdain Dowd and her liberal racist nemathelminth kind have for blacks – especially black men who dare rise above the meritocracy. Their fear is that a black man – who rises to Justice Thomas’ position without benefit of liberal handouts and /or decries affirmative action – will truly be free and self determining. That very thought worries the closet racist.
Dowd’s reference to Justice Thomas “relying on his id” is poisonous, cozened speech. “Id” refers to the source of psychic energy derived from instinctual needs and drives. Her use of same is nothing short of coded, specious hate speech alluding to the most base and reprobate physical urges ascribed to black men (usually just before or shortly after they hung them in the Jim Crow days, but I digress).
This is the insidious treachery of the liberal racist. They obfuscate, making an art form of obloquy. In a society where black children view excelling academically as being white, liberals like Dowd – if they truthfully cared – would extol the accomplishments of a Justice Thomas.
I am weary of the institutionalized racism, the pitting of blacks against blacks and the academic arrogance of the Sandra Day O’Connors, Maureen Dowds, et al.
The black community doesn’t need affirmative action – it, in large part, needs a jolt to the system. Black youth must be reminded of the adage those of my generation heard from infancy: “You have to work harder than the next man to get ahead.” Today, I realize “the next man” my grandmother was referring to were racist liberals, who would block our path to self sufficiency.
Dowd’s vitriolic diatribe directed at Justice Thomas unambiguously proves the point of the institutionalized racism by liberals. Dowd’s fomentation is born out of her belief that Justice Thomas got where he is today because of his color. She shows that the very thing liberals hail, they secretly despise.
White liberal racists like Dowd encourage and support the vilification of blacks who would dare stand for meritocracy. They quietly encourage the savage attacks on conservative, independent-minded blacks by the likes of Harry Belafonte, Julian Bond and Jesse Jackson, to name but a few.
Dowd didn’t single out Justice Scalia, Chief Justice Rehnquist or Justice Kennedy. Her open and shameless racism speaks for itself.
Two things can be said of Justice Thomas that cannot be said of Dowd; 1) His opinions are not poisonous, asphyxiating, irritants to the atmosphere; 2) He didn’t have to compromise his core principles to be appointed to the Supreme Court, unlike some who would trade their parents to win an award.