Must not allow victims to defend themselves
A persistent Madison pest who infests my Facebook page insists that anyone who defends our schools from mass shooters be tested first for “implicit bias.” Along with rubella, most likely.
Yeah, the pest just played the Race Card. As if the police officer assigned to the school or the teacher carrying a licensed concealed firearm will turn on the black kid cowering by the juice dispenser instead of the white kid shooting up the cafeteria.
Not even David Hogg, the news media darling from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, thought to inject race into the subject but then he’s in Florida whereas the Pest inhabits the Emerald City.
Madison, in its celebration of supposed victims, sees everything through the magical “lens of racial equity.”
The Dane County Board uses “a racial equity lens to … reduce arrests and therefore the number of people coming into the justice system.”
School board member Dean Loumos chairs the committee contemplating expelling cops from the schools. Loumos says, “When a disproportionate amount of students of color in Madison school district are struggling, it is imperative to analyze practices through a racial equity lens.” (See the Squire’s thesis: “Under ‘Race,’ let’s mark ‘None’”)
Except that parents and students from La Follette High School made the point very starkly that maybe THEY are the victims of Madison Schools’ pre-occupation with racial equity.
Cornered by a shooter? Throw your shoes
Which prompts Dennis Prager at Townhall to observe:
Fighting evil is the Left’s Achilles heel. … it fights little evils, or even non-evils, rather than great evils. That is why the Left opposes enabling some teachers and other adults in schools to carry arms in order to possibly stop a mass murderer: The Left doesn’t fight evil; it fights those who do.
Teachers just want to teach, many aver. Fair enough. But when the shooter comes in guns a-blazing, the teaching stops. So do lives. Teachers who prefer not to carry a weapon would not be forced to do so. True, in returning fire, innocent students may be caught in the crossfire. But if the attacker can be stopped — or, at least, diverted — how many more lives could be saved?
The WI State Journal today (02-28-18), citing sheriff’s deputies, reports that over 70% of mass shootings last 5 minutes or less while it takes law enforcement 5 to 6 minutes to respond. Yes, we’ve heard those statistics elsewhere.
Retired deputies leading the active shooter response class advise fleeing, sheltering in place, or — as a last resort — confronting the shooter. With what? “Something handy: a pair of scissors, a chair, a high-heel shoe.”
Might a readily concealed Ruger .22 caliber LCR be even more handy? More effective than the Squire’s high-heel shoes?
Why we don’t fight
Prager observes: “On the question of taking up arms against evil, the Left is very consistent. The left almost always opposes fighting evil and almost always works to disarm the good who want to fight.”
• Those old enough to remember the Cold War will remember that the Left constantly called for a “nuclear freeze,” including a “unilateral” freeze by Western countries.
• The Left universally condemns Israeli attacks on those who seek not merely to defeat Israel but to exterminate it.
• … To fighting Communism in the 20th century and today fighting Radical Islamic terror … the Stalinist North Korean regime … the Left is either silent or appeasing.
The Left also blames police for crime! To the point of entertaining calls to expel police from our troubled public high schools. Criminals are victims, one Madison thinker told the county board, “because their needs are not being met.”
Instead, Prager observes, “The Left direct[s] its fighting spirit against Confederate statues, carbon emissions, income inequality, Columbus Day, … and the like. Against these minimal or nonexistent evils, the left is ferocious.”
Or the evil of meat. Prager forgot Madison’s Turkey Lives Matter warriors.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Who disarmed the kid who brought a loaded firearm into La Follette high school last week? It was a cop with a gun. (High heels, optional.)