Every conservative knows that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas — the most principled and most conservative jurist in the country — is a national treasure. But not all may be aware of all the ways that his wife, conservative activist Ginni Thomas, is doing her part to save the country too.
The Washington Post got its hands on a copy of an email Mrs. Thomas signed recently, commenting on a “Welcome to Clifton where Black Lives Matter” banner erected over the Main Street of the small town in Northern Virginia:
“BLM is a bit of a dangerous Trojan Horse and they are catching well-meaning people into dangerous posturing that can invite mob rule and property looting,” Ginni Thomas, who is white, wrote on June 24. “Let’s not be tricked into joining cause with radical extremists seeking to foment a cultural revolution because they hate America.”
To the twisted minds at WaPo, this is something scandalous, especially coming from a white woman married to a black man. In the real world, however, Mrs. Thomas’s words are spot-on.
“Black Lives Matter” is not — I repeat, NOT — a general statement of support for black lives or racial equality (which should be a given in 2020, and are a given pretty much everywhere in America except Planned Parenthood, Chicago, or Milwaukee). It is the name and slogan of a specific movement that for the past month has been promoting violence across the country and pushing bigotry against American law enforcement.
Even if someone is (mistakenly) inclined to assume BLM as a whole doesn’t condone lawlessness in the streets, the fact remains that by endorsing the movement, one is also endorsing its official manifesto. Here’s just a sample:
We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.
We foster a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise).
I suspect that “Welcome to Clifton Where We Disrupt The Nuclear Family And Heteronormative Thinking” probably wouldn’t go over quite as well among the locals (plus, it’d be harder to fit on a banner).
This is why Vice President Mike Pence was absolutely right to refuse to utter the phrase “Black Lives Matter,” and why leftists get so incensed with people who say “All Lives Matter” instead: because it’s not about equality. It’s not even about race. It’s about the Left’s eternal goal of dismantling and reshaping America’s constitutional, individualistic, free-market underpinnings. Racial grievance is just one many entry points for the same assault.
If it was genuinely about racial harmony between black and white, Clarence and Ginni Thomas wouldn’t be the enemy — they’d be the model to which everyone would aspire.