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