Apr 21, 201601:56 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Demanding a safe zone from the Golden Rule and noodle salad
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Blaska’s Blogge: safe space for the politically incorrect.
If there was any doubt, the Middleton High School foofaraw over the Jesus Lunch is chapter and verse that white Christians are the one group against which it remains politically acceptable to discriminate.
Parents bring food over the lunch hour, a prayer is said, and a biblical verse is read. That’s the Jesus Lunch. The horror!
A young man got his picture on page one of the morning newspaper by mounting a picnic table — in the heroic posture of Sally Field in Norma Rae, or Vladimir Lenin at the ramparts — to excoriate fellow students who choose to participate in the lunches. This 18-year-old has a bright future as a rouser of rabble.
The original Jesus Lunch was also voluntary
Joshua may well think of himself as today’s Mario Savio, except that the first one demanded free speech on campus. This one opposes that speech and its concomitant free exercise of religion. Remember the First Amendment, anyone? It prohibits the state from imposing an official religion and guarantees the free practice of one’s own choosing.
The lunches are not held on campus but at an adjacent city park in a park shelter reserved for the purpose with all required paperwork.
The archives here at the Stately Manor record a long-ago time when students protested Jim Crow racism. Middleton’s new Savio and his allies on the Left are fighting noodle salad and bible verses.
Joshua describes himself as an atheist of Jewish extraction. But more germanely, the fellow is now a Victim and, dammit, he wants his safe space, which, apparently, extends several blocks beyond the high school. Ever since these damnable lunches began, he explains, he has had “to defend myself and explain myself so many times this week. … They are always white, Christian people.”
When can we be safe from having to explain ourselves if not in a public high school?
MacIver News Service has “footage” (when it was tape and before that, film).
“This lunch has made the atmosphere at school intimidating and unsafe,” says a woman who was described as a rabbi.
Like ants at a picnic, Freedom From Religion piled on. They damned the lunches for “opportunistically luring minors to their event with food in order to promote their personal religious views.” Anti-Christians have been saying that since the Sermon on the Mount and the fishes and the loaves.
Young people today are being lured by meth, heroin, and ecstasy. But cupcakes and coleslaw are a threat to the perpetually aggrieved. Public officials are urging greater parental involvement but not within sight of school buildings, apparently. Especially not when they quote a long-ago Middle Easterner who preached “Love they neighbor as thyself.”
There was a time when liberals preached tolerance for other views and celebrated multiculturalism. Had it been a Muhammad Lunch, it would have been celebrated. The Jesus Lunch isn’t even tolerated.