Mar 19, 201511:39 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Madison created a Young & Foolish monster and is now afraid to destroy it
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Madison’s liberal elite long ago chose the collective over personal responsibility. It did so again when it favored the actual white privilege of John Matthews and his teachers union over Kaleem Caire’s no-excuses high school.
The liberal playbook says racial minorities and women are victims, and victims are the feedstock for the all-wise redistributive state. Nothing a good Madison liberal fears more than being called a racist. He will bow and scrape like the worst house slave, recall that integration rally he attended in his college days, and call you bro’.
Fighting for inequality and network airtime
Was there ever any doubt that Brandi Grayson wants confrontation, not achievement? Did some of us say the woman is a big phony, a race huckster, and a social blackmailer? Joe McCarthy with a bullhorn. (Yes, we did.)
Have she and her ragtag Young, Gifted and Black group encouraged even:
One mother to read to her children?
One teenaged boy to respect women?
One gangbanger to quit banging?
One biological father to support his child, financially and emotionally?
One potential dropout to buckle down and study?
One low achiever to go to night school?
One ex-con to mentor a younger brother?
One lookin’ like a fool to hike his pants up and watch his mouth?
One druggie to go straight? (Was Tony T. Robinson hallucinating? Isthmus says so.)
One young person to grow up to become another Noble Wray, the former police chief? Or Eloise Anderson, state secretary of Family and Children Services?
No, their message is blame someone else. Blame officer Kenny, blame “white privilege” and “institutional racism,” blame other racial minorities, but never take any responsibility for yourselves and your own community.
Silence of the cowed
Where is the profile in courage? So far, I detect only Greg Humphrey, champion of gay marriage and former Democratic legislative staffer, who writes the Caffeinated Politics blog. Greg lives in the Willy Street area. (He takes on his Progressive Dane alder, Marsha Rummell, here.) In a message he authorized for Bring It!, he wrote:
We should ask ourselves when was the last time we had to have police break down our door — or that of our neighbor? What happened recently in this city was not racial that caused police to take action but instead a reaction based on the need for public safety. The silence of too many mature voices — and that includes the city council and other leaders across Madison needs to end concerning this matter.
Well, it’s a start.
Add your voice — Tell the Common Council you are disgusted with their cowardice in the face of threats of violence. (Here is the email form.) Tell Mayor Soglin to grow a spine. Support Chief Koval’s efforts to keep the peace.
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