Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Thurgood Marshall Worked w/ FBI To Purge Communists From The NAACP
GOOD FOR HIM!!!!
No doubt the Faux Black Revolutionaries will see his actions of "dropping the dime" on activities by Communist sympathizers inside of the NAACP as a betrayal. Marshall believed it was essential to keep the integrity of the NAACP. The Communists has a long history of exploiting the grievances of the African American for their own purposes. It is clear to me that in distancing the organization from the Communist Movement Marshall was operating with the same type of wisdom that had King to pursue "Non-Violence" as a means of not allowing already skeptical White folks to have yet another excuse to oppose the movement.
While I can't say that I agree with Thurgood Marshall on his left of center career as a Supreme Court judge - I think he made the right move in dropping the dime on the Communists in collaboration with the FBI.
On the documentary which played on A&E this morning about Thurgood Marshall he had the opinion that THE LAW was the basis for freedom for the Negro. He thought that Dr. King was a great speech maker and symbolic figure but his work in building up a solid foundation brick by brick in the courts was the best means to achieving justice for the Black man. I happen to agree with him on this one. This fact is self-evident.
Where has he fretted the increase in "Conservative judges" on the Supreme Court during the 1980's who stood opposed to his liberal views the fact remains that WITHIN THE BLACK COMMUNITY there must be a context shift when compared to our stance in fighting EXTERNAL BATTLES. I can agree that when you are an oppressed minority that liberalism is an effective tool to use in attempting to get the unyielding majority to include you into the greater society. This plan does not work, however, when you are the MAJORITY inside of a city such as Detroit, New Orleans or Gary IN and it is your job to create "law and order" as well as economic prosperity. Some people are not conscious of the need for such a context switch and thus once they do receive "the keys to the kingdom" they are unable to produce benefit for their constituents and instead have to purse an endless chase toward gained resources from the PEOPLE WHO DEPARTED their political district, leaving them all to themselves.
There is a place for judicial liberalism - there is also a place for sound principles of Law and Order - knowing when to apply both is the challenge of a civilized society who are really "progressing" not just labeled as such.
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