False flag operation?
A reporter from Wisconsin Public Radio reached out Wednesday (9-20-17) to the Blaska Policy Werkes for a statement on the vandalism done to the Voluntarios Internacionales monument in James Madison Park.
The reporter noted that just one month earlier, the Werkes had called for the removal of this monument to Communism, for that is what it is. (“Mayor Soglin, tear down this monument.”)
The stone memorializes the International Brigades that, in the acquiescent wording of every news story, “fought against fascism” in the Spanish Civil War in the run-up to World War 2. What you never read is that, while the International Brigade did fight against fascism, it fought FOR Stalinist Big-C Communism. For, the brigades were organized, funded, and operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of Joe Stalin’s Kremlin.
The Madison connection was one Clarence Kailin, a lifelong, unrepentant Stalinist. “Madison’s last Communist.” (Story here.)
The Policy Werkes responded to WPR that we denounce all vandalism, including this. The only reason we called for the removal of the Communist stone was that the mayor of Madison was busying himself obliterating symbols of hate, starting with fairly anodyne plaque memorializing the Confederate solidiers buried as prisoners of war at Forest Hills Cemetery.
We then put the reporter on the defensive (a favorite tactic of your irascible scribe). If you are reporting this vandalism, we asked, why has public radio not seen fit to report the defacing of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on the Capitol grounds? On the Capitol Grounds!
Not surprised that the reporter ignored our words of wisdom.
The police memorial lists the names of 273 officers killed in the line of duty, with room for the inevitable more. Saturday morning (09-16-17) it was discovered red spray-painted with the words “Justice4AnthonySmith — an apparent reference to the protests in St. Louis that same day after a judge exonerated a white police officer for killing a black hoodlum.
Justice for Anthony Smith?
Anthony Smith had a rap sheet for drug distribution and unlawful possession of a firearm. He was out on probation for a theft charge at the time of the incident. Two St. Louis Police officers saw Smith making a fresh drug deal. Dashcam footage recorded Smith ramming his car twice into their squad car before attempting a high-speed getaway. Police managed to stop Smith. Instead of exiting the car as ordered, the Perp appeared to be reaching for a gun.
The police officer opened fire through the car window, killing Smith. A handgun was found in the vehicle between the driver’s seat and center console. Believe it or not, the district attorney filed charges against the police officer! (Call it the Ferguson effect.) The State of Missouri even alleged that the officer planted the weapon in the car, though dashcam footage showed no such deception.
The trial judge noted Smith’s DNA was found on the heroin in the car and on the gun but not the police officer’s. The judge also observed that during his 28 years on the bench “an urban heroin dealer not in possession of a firearm would be an anomaly.” The police officer was exonerated. (Some might say Justice for Anthony Smith WAS served.)
Of course, the cop haters rioted, destroying property and throwing bricks and breaking windows at the mayor’s residence. (Why the mayor, we’ll never know.) At least 23 people had been arrested and 10 police officers had suffered injuries. (WaPo account here.)
Wisconsin Public Radio is not the only blinkered source.
False flag operation?
On the vandalism to the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, the Wisconsin State Journal carried only a small, wire service story of 77 words, no photographs, and nowhere near Page One, much less any photos.
Compare that to the State Journal’s Page One treatment devoted to the Communist monument; 423 words reported by the excellent Rob Schultz plus two photographs in print and many more on-line.
That included a lengthy statement from Mayor Soglin (“Given the enabling rhetoric from Donald Trump, particularly since Charlottesville …”), comments from various outraged faith leaders, even a denunciation from Attorney General Brad Schimel. Nothing like of which was solicited for the Law Enforcement Memorial. A statement, perhaps, from Police Chief Koval? It was never solicited, he tells me.
Mayor Soglin, State Rep. Chris Taylor, Norm Stockwell (publisher of Progressive magazine), and Comrade John Nichols sponsored one of those feel-good community healing events last night at the Communist stone. None of them has condemned the defacement of the dead cops memorial.
Another is scheduled Sunday 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., sponsored by (among others):
Madison General Defense Committee of the IWW
International Marxist Tendency Madison
Worker’s World Party Wisconsin
Socialist Party Of Madison and Dane County
Madison Degenderettes (“a friendly international feminist & gender queer agitprop club”)
Madison Socialist Alternative
International Socialist Organization Madison
Great Lakes Antifa
Madison Democratic Socialists of America
Solidarity – A Socialist, Feminist, Anti-Racist Organization
We acknowledge that swastikas sprayed on the monument, located very near the historic Gates of Heaven synagogue on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, raised the ante. The graffiti made an anti-Antifa statement (wrap your heads around that one) and declared “Trump Rules.”
Then again, Madison plays its own race card when a white police officer shoots a black criminal. So the dead cops memorial should resonate, as well. Who will sponsor THAT rally?
We also note that the red paint seems suspiciously identical in both vandalisms. The Policy Werkes does not rule out that the Communist monument defacement may have been a false flag operation. That is how Antifa/Communists operate.