Who will be the first Democrat to denounce them?
More silence from Mayor Soglin, Joe Parisi, et al
Time to connect the dots.
From Derail the Jail, through No Cops in Schools, on to disinviting police from this Sunday’s Gay Pride parade in Madison, the War on Cops is waged on behalf of imposing socialism.
By weaponizing identity politics, the socialists have pre-empted the Democrat(ic) Party. The good Madison liberal fears nothing more than being called a racist, sexist homophobe. No matter that an anti-democratic revolutionary outfit is doing the name calling.
Driving much of the harassment and intimidation of this movement are the cadres of the International Socialist Organization, Madison chapter.
When the social justice warriors demand “community control of the police” they want their control of the police. When that day comes, the mother of the West H.S. student would be charged with assault, not the Freedom Inc. Youth Squad thug who smashed her smart phone.
Socialism is all about coercion. The socialist knows for absolute certain who has too much and who has not enough. Not enough/too much house, not enough/too much money, and — most dangerously — not enough/too much speech.
‘The power to bring the system to a halt.’
— chapter heading of the International Socialist Organization creed.
In order to redistribute, the socialist must expropriate. To expropriate they must intimidate. Police, as currently constituted, stand in the way of their organized theft. (No, Denmark is NOT a socialist country. It has a capitalist economy supporting generous social services. Venezuela, Cuba, and North Korea are socialist.)
The victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Bronx of New York is the most glaring example. Like Bernie Sanders, she is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, whose platform, former Senator Joe Lieberman laments, “is more socialist than Democrat(ic).”
Once his party’s vice presidential nominee, Lieberman warned: “Her dreams of new federal spending would bankrupt the country or require very large tax increases, including on the working class. Her approach foresees government ownership of many private companies, which would decimate the economy and put millions out of work.”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Kudos to the Madison Fire Department for refusing to kow-tow to the socialist War on Police. The Stately Manor is reaching out to Sen. Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan to determine whether they, too, are willing to throw Madison’s police under the bus or whether they will be a profile in courage and boycott Sunday’s parade.
Lisa Subeck? Chris Taylor? Mo Cheeks? Marsha Rummel? Paul Soglin? Joe Parisi? Anybody home?
[ UPDATE: Open Madison, an “Out Professional Engagement Network,” issued a statement disapproving of the cop ban that concludes:
Over the past several years, our Pride Parade has become a source of joy, love, and kinship. As such, we feel withdrawing support from OutReach or the Pride Parade is unproductive in furthering the goal of improving the relationship between our community and police officers. Our community deserves the joy of Pride, and the work that needs to be done will last long beyond this upcoming Pride Parade.
We need longer tables, not higher fences. We’re ready to get to work. ]
A communique from Community Pride, a front group for the International Socialists and the Degenderettes:
Fellow community members and organizations,
The Community Pride coalition, formerly known as Alternate Pride, would like to share its appreciation and thanks with OutReach LGBT Community Center for their decision to not allow police contingents at this year’s Pride.
Through their newly released statement, OutReach has chosen to take this important, first step to give a meaningful apology, a promise to repair harm done to the most marginalized in our community, and an effort to engage in concrete actions that foster full inclusion and liberation for all LGBTQ+ individuals.
To our friends, supporters, collaborators, and comrades, we want to make it crystal clear that we have earned an important victory. We took a stand and demanded that OutReach rescind their invitation to the Madison Police Department, the University of Wisconsin Police Department, and Dane County Sheriff Mahoney, and we won.
In light of OutReach’s decision, Community Pride will march as a contingent in this year’s parade. We will continue our call to oppose police at Pride in future years and across the nation. We also will schedule an organizing meeting for all who want to join us next week. We know there will be backlash to this decision, and that is part of why it is important to march in the parade and defend this victory.
Following the parade, we will be celebrating our victory and pride at an after party at the Goodman Community Center from 6 pm – 8 pm. We invite all in our community to join in on this Community Pride celebration. But there is so much more work to be done.
… The police drove a divisive wedge into our vulnerable community. Now is the time for celebration of our victory, pride, and moving towards collective community healing.
In solidarity, Community Pride
All the signs are there that it’s inevitable that these left wing extremists are going to push too damn far. This tribalism from these ignorant socialist fools is divisive.
Want to see the true colors of these left wing extremists; have the police show up en masse and march both before and after their parade chanting “Show Respect, Stop Dividing, All Lives Matter”.
Are you going to organize that?
My connections in the MPD are now here high enough to make it happen; however, my friends in MPD lower places think along the same lines.
And here I thought you were a real mover and shaker in Madison. Well; you can come to the Dells WOZAWA parade, we would love to have ‘ya here.
richard lesiak wrote, “Well; you can come to the Dells WOZAWA parade, we would love to have ‘ya here.”
And if I were to show up, even after you’ve personally invited me, you’d accuse me of stalking. I’ve got better things to do.
correction: no where not now here. your welcome. Better things to do than enjoy a parade, spend quality time with me and support the the Dells? If you gotch and batman have a brunch date; I understand.
Richard wrote, “correction: no where not now here. your welcome.”
I have absoluitely no idea what you’re talking about.
Richard wrote, “Better things to do than enjoy a parade…”
I’d rather manually move a big hole from one side of my yard to the other.
“no where not now here. your (sic) welcome.”
Would you mind posting with something above the level of unintelligible gibberish?
Thank youse in advance!
“I have absoluitely no idea what you’re talking about.”
Neither does he…
Read the post before running your traps. “My connections in the MPD are now here high enough.” ??????
richard lesiak wrote, “Read the post before running your traps. “My connections in the MPD are now here high enough.” ??????”
You knew exactly what I was saying and you also knew that it was a simple typo and still chose to be nit picky little grammar Nazi? You truly are a petty little man.
Yes; I knew what you were saying. Yes; I knew it was a typo. I pointed it out and What happened? 3 post from you and gotch once again taking the low road. I don’t know what I’m talking about and posting gibberish. You could have just laughed it off for what it was; a simple mistake. Dave corrected me twice on your, you’re without name calling. So quit your (see Dave, I can do it) cryin’.
Join me on State Street (where parade participants line up before marching around the Square.) I plan to confront David Clarenbach, official host of the parade, to ask him if he supports the decision to disinvited the police. If he says yes, I’m going to throw something in his face–probably a custard pie. Then I’m going to find the OutReach contingent and march beside them shouting “OutReach Hate Group.” How’s that for organizing a protest? (It may be only one person, but ya gotta start somewhere.)
You might want to reconsider the pie-in-the-face bit, that could easily be considered assault and if by some slim chance he’s deathly allergic to contents of the pie it could easily be considered something much, much worse.
Also, you throwing a pie in the face of the organizer is not the kind of representative action needed for the side that supports the police.
Instead of the pie thing, consider starting the chant “Show Respect, Stop Dividing, All Lives Matter”.
The custard-pie-in-the-face schtick is meant to revive a great protest tactic from the ’70s. The most famous instance was when Anita Bryant (the orange juice queen) got one in the puss during a press conference she was holding to back a law in Florida that would have made being gay grounds for dismissal if you were a teacher. What goes around comes around.
you may want to run that by your lawyer before you do that.
“you may want to run that by your lawyer before you do that.”
Always wrong but never in doubt.
It’s already been unequivocally determined that the law, amongst other subjects FAR too numerous to mention, is something about which youse know less than nothing.
It might be time for you to switch to decaf.
“It might be time for you to switch to decaf.”
Don’t drink coffee, never did; LUV the smell, though
Speaking of smells, it might be time for youse to switch from Everclear to Whiskey.
Why? People’ll know yer drunk, and not just stoopid.
Rather than focus on the exaggerated shortcomings of the Socialistas & their Movement, in the interests of balance perhaps some mention of their positives?
1- Despite its best efforts, Socialistaism hasn’t sunk anywhere near as many boats as EVIL White Imperialist Capitalism has raised.
2- Its ability to prevent the overpopulation of Mother Gaia, primarily of those that aren’t thinking the way they should. They do this with a tried-n-true method: helping them join the ranks of the Formerly Living by helping them become the Formerly Eating.
Just ask the Venezuelan.
Or ask trump’s friends in NK. Un is his new BFF isn’t he? Am I right?
Dem Nominee for VT Governor (Christine Hallquist): ‘I’m Not Sure I Even Know What Socialism Is’
Manfully conceded, Chrissy; don’t despair, you’re by no means alone.
Glassy-eyin’ lock-steppin’ unquestionin’ Lefties think it just means more More MORE high quality/quantity free s#!t.
And we make the Rich pay for it…yeah…we make the Rich pay for it ALL!!!!!!!!
However, anyone that can fog a mirror knows that Trickle Down Misery eventually runs out of OPM (Other People’s Money).
I fondly recall October 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down and ALL those West Germans madly scrambled to get into the secular Heaven On Earth Deutsche Demokratische Republik Socialista Paradise.
Need more proof? @richard lesiak is working to acquire Venezuelan citizenship as we speak.
Trickle down misery? Don’t you mean the failed gop policy of Trickle Down Economics?
And I thought Cortez and I were the only two living rent free in your head, now Hallquist. PARTY ON!!!!
Your just cranky because trump cancelled his parade. The real bummer is not seeing Putin’s color guard marching past the WH with trump and friends waving and smiling at them. Oh well; there’s always next year unless he’s impeached (hint hint).
This rams a wedge in the Left. I’m a democrat who often favors liberal ideas. But this drives me away from the far lefties who think this way. Madison has a model police force. This is a shame.
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Jim Jenkins wrote, “This rams a wedge in the Left. I’m a democrat who often favors liberal ideas. But this drives me away from the far lefties who think this way. Madison has a model police force. This is a shame.”
I agree and appreciate you candor; however…
I can already hear the extreme left shock when they try to absorb your comment. You being a lefty and criticizing something others in the left support is blasphemy! You deserve to be publicly shunned, labeled a bigot on social media, loose you job, loose your family, loose all your friends, and loose any possibility of ever working in this town again. You’re probably just a wolf in sheep’s clothing e.g. a righty portraying themself as a lefty. 😉
Yuppers Jim, that’s exactly what the extremist in the political left have shown their character to be. It’s really sad, isn’t it.
If you’re the same Jim Jenkins I read about last year; thanks for your many years of service to our great state and enjoy tipping back a few in your retirement, keep on rockin’ that volunteer service, and most importantly keep drawing those cars!!
You call them “far lefties.” I call them fanatical idologues. When you’re blinded by allegiance to a toxic ideology, you see nothing outside it–except enemies (i.e., anyone who thinks differently than you). You are unpersuadable by reasoned argument; compromise is out of the question. The poet William Blake had the perfect metaphor for this condition: “mind-forged manacles.”
your describing trump followers perfectly.
They aren’t blinded by ideology; he doesn’t have one. It’s more a cult of personality. And a Sad! one at that.
”your (sic) describing trump followers perfectly.”
From the lips of illiteracy to Allah’s ear.
“YOU’RE …” !!!!
I finally figured out that richard is using “your” instead of “you’re” on purpose to drive the literate among us nuts. Don’t fall for it, Dave!
In 1989 or ’90 I manned a table on Career Day in the UW Student Union to talk about joining the Peace Corps. Next table over was a freak at a table for ISO/Spartacist Youth League. My push was to get Volunteers to go to the newly un Socialisted Eastern Europe to teach everything. I was swamped but my Socialist counter part had not one person ask him a question.
That was fun and I had it.
A few years ago, I spoted an earnest young fellow handing out socialist literature in front of Memorial Union. I asked him if part of the socialist agenda was empowering poor people. He said yes. I then asked him why he wasn’t spreading his message of liberation where people really needed to hear it–on the south side of Chicago, for example–instead of in a lily-white, affluent college town. The expression on his face almost made me feel sorry for him–almost.
From Community Pride:
“Through their newly released statement, OutReach has chosen to take this important, first step to give a meaningful apology, a promise to repair harm done to the most marginalized in our community, and an effort to engage in concrete actions that foster full inclusion and liberation for all LGBTQ+ individuals.”
Actually should read; selective inclusion (not full inclusion), and not (liberation for all LGBTQ+) but only those deemed acceptable by the folks at Community Pride.
“… The police drove a divisive wedge into our vulnerable community. Now is the time for celebration of our victory, pride, and moving towards collective community healing.”
How did the MPD drive a wedge into their “vulnerable community”?
What harm caused by MPD needs to be repaired?
How is rejecting the MPD a move “towards collective community healing.”
The prayer of the Pharisee–hypocrisy at its finest.
Have Police & Fire heard that Lefty just LUVS the Socialista Justice aspect of Trump supporters and his Administration officials being refused service and/or publicly shamed?
Turnabout is fair play!
“Turnabout is fair play!”
Have the MPD stand down like the police did in Berkeley on more than one occasion.
”Have the MPD stand down like the police did in Berkeley on more than one occasion.”
Or Charlottesville, VA 2017?
If it weren’t for double standards, Lefty’d have no standards at all.