Saule Omarova, President Biden’s pick for Comptroller of the Currency, is refusing to turnover scholarly documents she authored while blaming the requests on the fact that she is “an immigrant, a woman, a minority.”
Omarova was born in the former Soviet Union and attended graduate school at Moscow State Univ., where her thesis was on Marxism’s economic model. She has made previous favorable comments about the Soviet economic system and has called for “radically reshaping the basic architecture and dynamics of modern finance” including nationalizing retail banking and having the Federal Reserve allocate credit.
Although a supposedly intelligent current member of the Cornell Univ. faculty, she seems unable to wrap her mind around the fact that most people would disagree strongly with nationalizing banks and moving toward a Communist style directed economy. So, as often happens when leftists are not able to defend their ideas, she resorts to the standard accusations of racism or sexism.
By doing so, Omarova diminishes the cases in which that actually occurs. Like the ‘boy that cried wolf’, she uses those terms for purely personal goals and so makes her audience immune to the actuality when it may happen. Yet, more immediately, it tells us that Omarova is not able to intellectually and intelligently defend her positions and so will do and say anything to deflect from the topic at hand. In the end, that means that not only does she hold bad and dangerous positions but that her character is lacking, as well.