Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas didn’t have running water or heat in his house as a child and is tired of the whiny social justice culture of victimhood that permeates our…
Justice Clarence Thomas discusses his challenges in life and the influence his grandfather had on him in dismissing the petty, counterproductive victimization culture of the country today.
Thomas talks of an encounter he had recently with a young black woman in Kansas recently, who he says said something that he found really interesting. She said, “I’m really tired of having to play the role of being black. I just want to go to school.”
He says, “And I think we, at some point we’re going to be fatigued with everybody being a victim. When I was a kid there were tons of people who were in really bad circumstances. My grandfather would not let us wallow in that.” He goes on to describe his grandfather as his hero and the single greatest human being he has ever met.
Thomas notes that his grandfather had only nine months of education but he never saw himself as a victim despite having never known his father and his mother dying when he was seven or eight years old. He was raised by his grandmother, who was a freed slave, who later died, with an uncle, who was “a hard man,” with twelve or thirteen kids taking him in. [[VIDEO BELOW]]
“And yet he never complained,” says Thomas. “And he always said, he would have this saying when you’d want to whine or something, he’d say, ‘You know, you have to play the hand you’re dealt…If you’re dealt a bad hand you still have to play it.”
He says he was given a bust as a gift by his wife with a favored quote of his grandfather, one he would recite to them when they were whining about things, “Old man Can’t is dead. I helped bury him. That is what I grew up with.”
NFL kneelers, Black Lives Matter agitators and other SJW snowflakes either didn’t have the benefit of a positive role model like that or they were too thick-headed if they did to allow wisdom like that to soak in. They’ve been dealt a variety of hands, some of them royal flushes, but they’re not playing them very well.
They’re folding and whining about everything and blaming everyone else for their situation rather than making the most of it. We’re all growing tired of them playing those roles.
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