Terry Pratchett, the English author, once said, “They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it’s not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.” Confucius gave it to us like this, “Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” Then Mark Twain knocked a boy’z drink out of his hands when he spit, “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.”
Well playas…it sure seems that way for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg! Ignorance and confidence has gotten her ALL THE WAY to the Supreme Court of these UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! Just in case you duns have been hidin’ under a rock for the past few days. Ole girl had this to say about Colin Kaepernick in an interview with Katie Couric with Yahoo!
“I think it’s dumb and disrespectful. I would have the same answer if you asked me about flag burning. I think it’s a terrible thing to do, but I wouldn’t lock a person up for doing it. I would point out how ridiculous it seems to me to do such an act. If they want to be stupid, there’s no law that should be preventive. If they want to be arrogant, there’s no law that prevents them from that. What I would do is strongly take issue with the point of view that they are expressing when they do that.”
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! This isn’t some uneducated cat livin’ in rural America somewhere. This isn’t some clown livin’ in the projects in the the hood somewhere. This isn’t some toothless whino sleepin’ in a trailer park in the middle of nowhere. This is a highly educated person with an Ivy League degrees!! She’s got a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University and a JD from Harvard!! For all of you simple minded individuals that’s the degree that a person earns when they graduate from someone’s freakin’ Law School! Not to mention that she’s had to have worked for years as an accomplished lawyer in the public and private sector.
In other words, she would have had to have had crazy experience navigatin’ this professional world of law. Did I mention how she was discriminated against for bein’ a woman and bein’ Jewish early on in her career? So she clearly understands what injustice looks like up close. But she dares to tell a boy that his protest is dumb.
Let me put it where the goats can get it. She’s one of nine people in this country that make final judgment on all cases involvin’ laws of Congress and the highest law of all, the Constitution. So for a person in that capacity to say that what Kaepernick is doin’ by actually exercisin’ his constitutional right is “dumb and disrespectful” is mind blowin’ to say the least.
When she says that she would strongly take issue with the point of view that they are expressin’ simply takes us back to our original beef. If a Supreme Court Justice will take issue with a person for exercisin’ their constitutional right to protest injustice in this country. Then it further proves his point for the protest in the first place.
If we can’t depend on the people that have been put in a position to uphold the constitution to back us in our fight for equal justice under the law then who can we depend on? If a Supreme Court Justice tells a man that his protest for what she is supposed to uphold is stupid then where do we turn?
This is the foolishness that black folks have to fight against in order to get equal treatment under the law. If the Constitution is bein’ protected by duns like Ruth Bader Ginsburg then what else do people of color have to worry about? I’m just sayin’ and stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Spit: verb – to say
2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
3) Put it where the goats can get it: verb phrase – to make it as elementary as possible. To put it at ground level so everyone can understand it.
The caption under the photo isn’t real but its REAL talk!