Brock Benson | Civil Patriot
You can’t make this stuff up, folks.
Smack-dab in the middle of Black History Month, Amazon (owned by Jeff Bezos) decided to drop a documentary focusing on Chief Justice Clarence Roberts, the only conservative black justice ever confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Instead of touting Thomas’s vast achievements, (which would have been appropriate during this very special month), “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words,” was taken down. Want to guess what stayed up on Amazon? Two books about Anita Hill’s accusations against Justice Thomas.
In the world of censorship and cancel culture, this one really takes the cake. Left-leaners are notoriously “virtuous” about how open-minded they are. Only, they aren’t. They’re the opposite of open-minded. They’re only unbiased if you happen to agree with them. Which Clarence Thomas clearly does not. When you’re prominent (as he is) and you happen to root for the other team? Well, that’s another matter altogether.
Even if you happen to be African American and it’s Black history month.
Because, I suppose, they had a point to prove. Anything they can do to stick it to conservatives and then pour salt into the open wound, they’re happy to do. The greater the sting, the happier they are. And when you’re the ones with all the power (i.e. Big Tech, media, publishing) they control the narrative.
Clarence Thomas: bad.
Never mind that Thomas is a trailblazer, someone to be emulated.
Oh, but don’t worry! Amazon was happy to keep left-leaning titles on hand for your viewing pleasure. You can check out Stacey Abrams “All In: The Fight for Democracy” any time you like.
Michael Pack of Manifold Productions is the film’s producer and director. He explained that the film was removed early in February. Amazon simply stopped streaming it without providing any explanation at all.
Attorney Mark Paeletta, (who helped to confirm Thomas to the bench) had this to say in an opinion piece at Breitbart:
It is very strange that Amazon could not find space on its website to stream a documentary on our longest-serving black Supreme Court Justice in American history that ran on PBS in a national broadcast (no small feat) and is a top-selling DVD in its documentary section, while less popular documentaries on Justice Marshall are still streaming.
Lest you think this film was poorly made or didn’t have a good following on Amazon, think again. Check out some of these reviews:
“It is a marvel of filmmaking that two hours pass so quickly. At the end of a screening I recently attended, there weren’t many dry eyes in the room.” (The Washington Post)
“[It] offers viewers rare insight into the mind of a justice known for his reticence on the public stage.” (Time Magazine)
The film, which is still available for purchase on Manifold’s website attempts to tell the story of Thomas’s life “truly and fully, without cover-ups or distortions.”
And that, my friends, is why the Left doesn’t want you to see it. Because, let’s get real. . .can they handle anything “truly and fully, without cover-ups or distortions?”
I think not.