Ginsburg Is Right

Posted in Politics on August 26th, 2014

US Supreme Court Justice is rarely right about things, hence why her opinions are based upon perceived or hoped for outcomes rather than the law. She can, however, be right about the fact from time to time. A case in point being her tirade during an interview with the The National Law Journal. She was and is right about this.

“What’s amazing is how things have changed,” Ginsburg said, recalling the landmark 1971 decision of Griggs v. Duke Power Co., in which the Supreme Court unanimously held that employer policies that look neutral on paper can still constitute discrimination if they disproportionately harm minorities in practice. “It was a very influential decision and it was picked up in England. That’s where the court was heading in the ’70s.”

– Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

And, to our nation’s shame, that was exactly where the court was heading in the ’70s. It was heading at a headlong pace towards enabling special race-based privileges for non-Whites and forcing everyone to make race as the overriding factor in all decisions due to “disparate impact.”

NOTE: The singular exception to this is the progressive income tax which has a very disparate impact upon Whites but is never considered be discriminatory or a violation of their civil rights.

What most aside from Blacktivists don’t know is that the employer policy being lambasted in Griggs v. Duke Power Co. was Duke Power’s requirement that employees in more demanding positions had to either have a high school diploma or scores on standardized IQ tests equal to those of the average high school graduate. As Blacks have a long-standing history, which hasn’t changed to this day, of graduating from high school far less often than Whites, this was considered by the Burger Court to be both discriminatory and a violation of Blacks’ civil rights.

And following along with that High Court ruling and creation of the “disparate impact” framework is exactly the path to Hell that America was taking until the Roberts Court finally started to make inroads against this race-based legal framework.

So, as she so often is, Ginsburg has her facts in order but draws the wrong conclusion. Hardly shocking since she’s SCOTUS justice in the first place only due to Affirmative Action.

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Once Upon A Time

Posted in Politics, Society on July 9th, 2014

Once Upon A Time In A Land Lost To Entropy

Once upon a time – a better time – someone like Red Skelton could do this performance on prime time television and have it both enjoyed and lauded by the American television audience. Those, however, are bygone days in an America that only the vague memory of remains.

Sadly, that was then and this is now. There’s really no way such a problem would be allowed to be aired in these latter, degenerate times.

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The Civil Rights Era

Posted in Politics on July 3rd, 2014

On July 2,1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House. In doing so he ensured the survival and viability of the Democratic party.

I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.

– President Lyndon B. Johnson

And thus the Civil Rights Era began and swiftly burgeoned and bore fruit. The problem was that Johnson, in attempting to create a Black voting bloc for the Democrats also let a condition develop in this country which created a climate that brought seeds up out of the ground with vegetation on the end of them looking like something the people of America never dreamed of except, perhaps, in fevered nightmares.

What was, and still is, called the Civil Rights Era would be better and more accurately named the Reparations Era. Little in it had much to do with civil rights, but much of it was solely centered on providing special protections and privileges to Blacks.

The Reparations Era has lasted 50 years, possibly culminating in Obama’s being installed as POTUS on the strength of little more than his avowed race. All eras end though, and many end in blood, tears, and tragedy.

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