Jan 12, 201511:37 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Who will call out the Young, Foolish and Racist of Madison?
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A gaggle of maybe two-dozen noisemakers are mining the seemingly inexhaustible reserves of liberal white guilt in Madison, Wis., in order to advance a new, separate-but-unequal racial apartheid. Being Madison, they will be taken seriously.
They call themselves “Young, Gifted and Black.” They have issued what they are calling “demands.” (H. Rap Brown called; he wants the ’70s back.)
Specifically, the Young and the Foolish want:
• The immediate release of 350 jail inmates incarcerated for what it calls “crimes of poverty.” Blacks only; impoverished whites or Asians need not apply, apparently.
The number 350 is only a point in time; the group estimates that in any calendar year, 3,900 black inmates cycle in and out of the Dane County jail, which typically holds 800 inmates. (Here is its full open letter to the sheriff.)
• Their “demand” of Madison police is even more draconian. “The relationship that we desire to have with the police is simple: no interaction.”
In other words: apartheid policing or non-policing. “Our ultimate goal is to be able to hold our own communities accountable and to expel what we consider an occupying force in our neighborhoods. Our people need opportunities for self-determination, not policing.” (The complete open letter to Madison Police Chief Mike Koval is here.)
God help those who want to better themselves in those non-policed communities!
So now we wait for Chief Koval’s answer. We wait for Sheriff David Mahoney, an elected Democrat, to respond. We wait for Mayor Soglin, County Exec Parisi, the County Board, the Common Council, the Voice of Progressivism, the State Journal, the many mayoral candidates — anybody home? — to shout, “Fuhgaddabouddit! Not going to happen. Sell stupid someplace else.”
But it won’t be anytime soon. This is Madison, the Emerald City, the place where the 1960s went into assisted living. Where the looming race card silences dissent. Whose greatest virtue is to be nonjudgmental. (The city and county are flummoxed by drunken vagrants who have taken over City Hall with their billowing piles of junk and strategically placed excrement.) A city of damnable white privilege.
An example of liberal guilt is this kowtowing from a member of the Southwest Madison Community Organizers (composed of four neighborhood associations, churches, and city and county elected officials).
Young and Foolish demands “self-determination, not policing”?
“This statement is one of the most succinct and cogent statements of where our Southwest neighborhood associations had promised to go,” said Orchard Ridge Neighborhood Association board member Larry Winkler on the local Nextdoor social networking website.
Really? Police hereabouts are intake workers for a full-featured social services system — hardly “an occupying force.” Sheriff Mahoney wants to turn the jail into a mental health treatment center. (Not without justification on either account, it says here.)
You want to hold your own communities accountable? Then get started! No one is stopping you.