Georgia State Sen. Emanuel Jones (D-Decatur) recently went on a vicious tirade about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas during a speech in the Georgia Capitol. During the speech, Sen. Jones accused Justice Thomas of being an “Uncle Tom” and said that Thomas “sold his soul to the slave masters.” Watch the speech here:
The Left is so outraged by a proposal to build a statue of Clarence Thomas at the Georgia Capitol, that one unhinged lawmaker compared him to an “Uncle Tom” who “sold his soul to the slave masters.”
Watch for yourself: the hatred and radicalism of the far-Left on full display. pic.twitter.com/dt1F7bYzoJ
— Kelly Loeffler (@KLoeffler) February 14, 2023
As you can hear in the video, Sen. Jones tried to attack Justice Thomas, but ended up just making himself look like even more of a fool and ignoramus in the process, as he freely admitted that he didn’t know who Uncle Tom was or where the term comes from. In his words”
“I’m just trying to tell you what we have in the African American community when we talk about a person of color that goes back historically to the days of slavery and that person betraying his own community – we have a term in the Black community. That term that we use is called ‘Uncle Tom.’”
“And Uncle Tom is a either fictional or non fictional character, I don’t really know the origin of Uncle Tom, but it talks about a person who back during the days of slavery sold his soul to the slave masters.”
Continuing, he then said “So when we think about a person in the Black community who’s accomplished but yet [whose] policies seek to subvert, some may even say suppress, the achievements and the accomplishments of people of color, I couldn’t help but to think about that term in expressing my dissatisfaction with this particular legislation.”
For reference, Uncle Tom is one of the main characters in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The term “Uncle Tom” has gradually evolved from a reference to that book into an epithet for a black person who, almost always in the eyes of the left, “betrays” their own race or community by siding with the non-woke.
Sen, Jones, however, didn’t even bother to connect his use of the term to a racial issue. He instead used it to attack Justice Thomas for not being sufficiently deferential to the feminist and gay agenda, saying:
“I don’t expect people of non-color to get the sensitivity that we feel about a person of color whose policies and practices and decisions and votes … we’ve rallied [to] fight against. Justice Thomas’ decisions have certainly sparked outrage [among] women and not just women of color, but all women. And certainly, when we look at the LGBTQ+ community, his votes and positions he’s taken have raised outrage in that community as well.”
Sen. Jones’s speech was a response to a measure put forward by Sen. Watson. That measure would put a statue of Justice Thomas on the grounds of the Georgia Capitol. It passed in a party-line vote.
Sen, Watson, speaking about Thomas and why the measure honoring him is important, said “This native son of Georgia deserves a place of honor and recognition on our Capitol grounds, a place where future generations of Georgians can learn valuable lessons from his legacy and gain inspiration and belief that their lofty dreams are obtainable too in America, regardless of the circumstances into which they are born.”
By: Will Tanner. Follow me on Twitter @Will_Tanner_1
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