Plenty of guilty white stuff hit Madison this new year; Part #3 of 3

Good morning on this snowy, beautiful first day of the Year 2019, anno domini. Twenty-Nineteen. 

Blue spruce 01-01-2019

On the grounds of the Stately Manor today, January 1, 2019

Like they say, I thought getting old would take longer. Yeah, the Stately Manor was buttoned down by 9 p.m. after lobster and California bubbly. The roads they were frightful.

Because the Squire gave the indentured servants the day off, he must remove the snow from the driveway. Surely, Steph, our favorite UW-Madison teaching assistant, would decry this chore as another manifestation of guilty white privilege. But as the previous Squire told his oldest boy, that snow ain’t gonna remove itself.

Blaska did not lose anyone’s homework

We promised Part #3 to our saga of the triumph of identity politics here in Madison where there is now competition in the race-shaming business. Two entrepreneurs have set up shop in the thriving Madison market: two Madison-based grievance mongers: Groundwork and Families for Justice. 

This third installment consists merely of the text of my complete submission to Wisconsin State Journal reporter Chris Rickert, who did a fine job in Sunday’s page one story, “Activists shine a light on racism.”

Allowing that the headline writer was constrained to but one column using a large font, the more accurate headline would have been: “Activists see racism under every bed.” Anyway, here’s what I sent Rickert:

The race-shaming these groups promote is destroying Madison and the nation. Identity politics subsumes individual identity into broad taxonomies based on such externalities as race, gender, age, sexual orientation, etc. — rather than achievement, performance, and accomplishment.

Identity politics denies the individual; it robs a person of free will. It renders him or her a helpless victim — unaccountable and irresponsible, devoid of personal agency, dependent on the kindness of others — especially on government succor. 


One of the three R’s: Responsibility

I wish dear old dad had told me about white privilege when he sent me into that dank barn with a shovel and a wheelbarrow growing up on the farm. Then again, I was privileged to have a father who provided for his family and taught us to be responsible for ours. Race had nothing to do with it.


At a recent Madison school board meeting, a social justice warrior lambasted member James Howard as “a so-called black man” because he was insufficiently hostile to the police. An F-bombing University of Wisconsin teaching assistant instructed the school board that only white supremacists demanded civility or, for that matter, mowed their lawn. Talk about racist!

You know Madison schools are in trouble when even the school board meetings end in chaos.

Teenagers are hijacking cars at daycare centers, robbing fast food stores, shooting up school buses. Cafeteria brawls with injuries are becoming commonplace. One candidate for Madison school board says she does not blame students or their parents. The inference is that Madison teachers are racist. To the contrary, compassionate Madison is eager to help those willing to be helped. 

Madison schools are rightly concerned that too many students of color are being suspended and arrested.  No question that many young people come into our schools traumatized by neglectful, absent, or harmful parents. Too many young people are surrounded by substance abuse and violence.

The answer is not to dumb down deviancy or to blame implicit bias or white privilege but to demand better.

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About David Blaska

Madison WI
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37 Responses to Plenty of guilty white stuff hit Madison this new year; Part #3 of 3

  1. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    ”that snow ain’t gonna remove itself.”

    True enough, but if yer a part of the BIKIE Path/Lane/Trail/Boulevard/Bridge system that blankets the 77 Square Miles Surrounded By A Sea Of Reality, you’ll be clear as a summer’s day WELL before nearly all city streets.

    One question; how do I navigate MY legally registered BIKIE past un-plowed streets to get to The Promised Land of Spandex Nation?

    The Gotch

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    • richard lesiak says:

      put your training wheels on.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        Seriously; @richard lesiak recommending the use of training wheels?

        Keeper!

        The Gotch

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        • richard lesiak says:

          I thought it was the perfect answer to your ridiculous suggestion that the bike paths would be plowed before the streets. If the streets aren’t plowed maybe you can just stay home and make a new batch of “stay off my lawn” signs.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @richard lesiak;

          ”I thought it was the perfect answer to your ridiculous suggestion that the bike paths would be plowed before the streets.”

          I’m sure you thought it was, which is no surprise whatsoever.

          And it’s a well-established fact, by observation and policy, that the BIKIE infrastructure is tended before most city streets.

          You know less-than-nothing about it, no surprise there either, so steer clear, the adults are talking.

          The Gotch

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        • richard lesiak says:

          Most bike lanes are on main roads which are plowed first no matter what. So your little side street just has to wait. By the time the kid you hire to shovel your walk is done you can take out your hot-wheel and go wild.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @richard lesiak;

          Yer complete lack of a clue on this, everything really, is what us the lucid have come to expect.

          Seriously, save yerself further well-deserved embarrassment and punt!

          The Gotch

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  2. Batman says:

    DB wrote?
    “The answer is not to dumb down deviancy or to blame implicit bias or white privilege but to demand better.”

    No shit Sherlock, and lefty guilt soggy regressives hate you for stating that proven time tested successful philosophy. The idea is not to change cultural standards but hold firm to them and demand everyone adhere regardless of circumstance. No matter what BS the lefty regressives spew there just isn’t another way. Moving the goal posts is what has increased the insidious cultural/societal decay. Why is this so hard for lefty to comprehend.

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    • Batman asked, “Why is this so hard for lefty to comprehend.”

      The real question is “Why is it so hard for the left to comprehend.”

      The answer is Liberal Critical Thinking.

      The left doesn’t have to comprehend anything, they know any point of view that’s different than their own is wrong before that point of view is even delivered. If you are perceived as being a Conservative, anything and everything that comes out of your mouth is immediately considered wrong because you are a Conservative. Arguments from Conservatives are completely ignored by the political left now in favor of attacking the person delivering the arguments. Those that are ideologically brainwashed (I mean that literally) into the left’s political antiology are openly being bigots and it’s high time we start using that word in a very vocal way at every opportunity.

      Those that are actively race baiting, no matter what their individual race is, are literally supporting and enabling anti-white bigotry and racism and they need to be called out for their open hate, bigotry, and blatant racism.

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  3. Batman says:

    The question mark after “DB wrote” is a typo; should be a colon. Feel free to correct Dave.

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  4. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    ” … compassionate Madison is willing to help those willing to be helped.” And even more willing to help those who have not the slightest desire to be helped (or who regard help as an entitlement determined by their skin color) and unwilling to make the slightest effort toward self-improvement. The taxpayer-subsidized flophouse on Tree Lane is a prime examp0le. .Free housing in exchange for … nothing. I hope (unlikely as that prospect is) that on the one-year anniversary of the opening of that facility, some enterprising local reporter examines how many of the tenants there have done ANYTHING to measurably improve their lot in life–get a job, go to school, take parenting classes, recover from alcoholism, drug addiction, etc. I predict that the feel-good, turned-his-life-around stories will be few and far between (or more likely non-existent).

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  5. jeffsimpson7 says:

    David, after enduring such threats against you are you in Witness Protection yet? I worry about ypu with those mean people on facebook. Do you have a safe word so we know when you are in trouble?

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    • jeffsimpson7 wrote, “David, after enduring such threats against you are you in Witness Protection yet? I worry about you with those mean people on facebook. Do you have a safe word so we know when you are in trouble?”

      Now you’re stooping to trolling Dave with sophomoric off-topic sarcastic deflections? Grow up.

      Jeff,
      If you don’t take what appears to be threats of violence seriously then you’re a whole lot more of an idiot than you’ve lead us to believe.

      Now stop trolling and get on topic.

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      • Gary L. Kriewald says:

        I wonder if Jeff would be so dismissive of an identical threat directed toward one of the candidates who happens to be non-white.

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        • jeffsimpson7 says:

          There was NO threat ….it was Dave grandstanding and playing the victim like he so often does

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        • jeffsimpson7 wrote, “There was NO threat”

          Jeff you can resort to spouting rationalizations like Shadayra Kilfoy-Flores and her supporters do or spout one lie after another to but it won’t change the literal facts, there is written proof of the threat. The written proof of the threat makes you either ignorant of the facts or a liar trying to white-wash the threat.

          Here’s the proof…

          If you think you can justify that kind of threatening language and saying there was NO threat then you are justifying bigoted hate speech based on partisan politics and that my dear Jeff is ethically and morally bankrupt.

          So now that we’ve provided proof that Jeff is either ignorant of the facts or just a liar, bigoted, and quite likely morally bankrupt, let’s move on to the next part of his comment…

          jeffsimpson7 wrote, “it was Dave grandstanding and playing the victim like he so often does”

          Dave grandstanding? Dave Playing the victim? Are you nucking futs?

          “Playing” the victim means that he’s not the victim and faking it and both you and I and everyone else around here knows that your statement is false. Pointing out when others are literally threatening him and being falsely called a racist (which is literally libel) by partisan rhetorical terrorists isn’t “playing” the victim Jeff, it’s telling the factual and literal truth.

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      • Gary L. Kriewald says:

        No, no, Dorothy. Don’t look at that man behind the curtain.

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        • jeffsimpson7 says:

          she heard him say that he was putting his life on the line by running for school board…..she was mocking him ….. the threat is that Dave dumbs down all discourse thats the real threat here

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        • jeffsimpson7 wrote, “she heard him say that he was putting his life on the line by running for school board…..she was mocking him ….. the threat is that Dave dumbs down all discourse thats the real threat here”

          That’s right Jeff, circle them wagons, fire random shots at those you oppose, and protect a fellow Progressive no matter how idiotic it makes you sound.

          Here’s a photo of Jeff wishing he had a brain.

          Jeff, if she had made that quote claim perfectly clear in her original post I’d buy the claim; however, she spewed what appeared to anyone reading it as an intimidation threat and then used that “I’m quoting Blaska” as a hearsay unethical rationalization after-the-fact to try and justify her hate speech intimidation threat. She is trying to whitewash away her hate speech threat and I’m not buying it. You Jeff should be chastising her for her unethical actions, both with the original threatening post and the follow up whitewashing nonsense, but you have chosen to unethically rationalize it; that Jeff is failure in your character not Dave’s.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          ”dumbs down all discourse thats (sic) the real threat here(.)”

          Hey Li’l Jeffy, it appears that youse, Kilfoy-Flores, & the talented and hopefully soon-to-be unemployed prejudicial bigot Ms. Pettaway matriculated together; any comment?

          The Gotch

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      • richard lesiak says:

        stop being a drama queen. your right-wing grievance mongering is showing.

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        • richard lesiak wrote, “stop being a drama queen. your right-wing grievance mongering is showing.”

          “Grievance mongering” ? You’re kidding, right?

          You write trash like that and wonder why I’ve labeled your trash as being from a drunken internet troll. “Grievance mongering” seriously? Do you even know what that means and can you pleas explain how that applies to the comment to which you are replying?

          You want to see what real grievance mongering looks like up close and personal; go to couple of the school board meetings (or watch the posted videos) and watch/listen to the illogical brainwashed wackos from Black Lives Matters and Freedom Inc. apply random unrelated grievances to a topic that is completely unrelated to what they are attacking – it’s all correlation equals causation ridiculousness.

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        • richard lesiak says:

          No. I’m not kidding.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      As a White Lefty Guilt Suffocated Fantasy World resident, Li’l Jeffy’d rather pursue manufactured threats & perceived injustices constructed of whole Hempen Homespun by Gimmee Gimmee Grievance Ladder occupants.

      THAT way he gets those intoxicating endorphin surges AND is able to feel morally superior while playing the Lefty, et al, li’l make-believe game of I’m Making A Difference SJW, fact-based reality be damned.

      Ah Lefty; so ​ MUCH hypocrisy, so little time!

      The Gotch

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      • richard lesiak says:

        What the hell are you talking about? Your post is gibberish. Ah gootchiee; so much nonsense, so little time.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg wrote, “As a White Lefty Guilt Suffocated Fantasy World resident, Li’l Jeffy’d rather pursue manufactured threats & perceived injustices constructed of whole Hempen Homespun by Gimmee Gimmee Grievance Ladder occupants.

        THAT way he gets those intoxicating endorphin surges AND is able to feel morally superior while playing the Lefty, et al, li’l make-believe game of I’m Making A Difference SJW, fact-based reality be damned.”

        There’s another line up of great Shakespearean stylized rhetorical “poetry” lines from the mind of a rhetorical genius endeavoring to school others on topics closely related to current events.

        Compared to this reply…

        richard lesiak wrote, “What the hell are you talking about? Your post is gibberish. Ah gootchiee; so much nonsense, so little time.”

        Richard you’ve been told before, you either “get” the Gotch’s Shakespearean stylized rhetorical “poetries” or you don’t. The Shakespearean stylized rhetorical “poetries” are obviously way over your intellectual level so just stop reading them so you won’t get frustrated and unethically lash out at that which you do not understand.

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Please, Z, don’t debase yourself or Shakespeare by buying into that BS. The essence of communication is clarity; Shakespeare had it. Gootch can aliterate, but not much more; his rambling certainly isn’t poetry.

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        • AnonyBob wrote, “Please, Z, don’t debase yourself or Shakespeare by buying into that BS. The essence of communication is clarity; Shakespeare had it. Gootch can aliterate, but not much more; his rambling certainly isn’t poetry.”

          AnonyBob,
          See if you can figure out why I put the quote marks around the word “poetry” in my comment. After you’ve reconsidered how I’m using the word “poetry” I’ll accept your unconditional and humbling apology, if you choose a different rhetorical path then you can bite me.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @Zoltar Speaks!;

          It’s an exercise in futility trying to explain anything of substance to @AnonyBob.

          C’mon, he sings praises to the communicative skills of @richard lesiak, whose ongoing efforts to confirm The Gotch’s Razor are the stuff of legend!

          ‘Nuf said!

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Squeaks, if you’re using “poetry” to mock Gootch’s writing, I’ll apologize. But you’re not, so I won’t.
          “…then you can bite me.” You need to work on your negotiating skills.

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  6. richard lesiak says:

    Shakespearean stylized rhetorical poetries? Holy nuts on a cake. Did you get that from the Zoltar Speaks fortune telling machine here in the Dells? If you did you should ask for your quarter back. I have long suspected that gotch and zoltar are the same person. AMIRIGHT?

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    • richard lesiak wrote, “Shakespearean stylized rhetorical poetries? Holy nuts on a cake. Did you get that from the Zoltar Speaks fortune telling machine here in the Dells? If you did you should ask for your quarter back.”

      The Gotch Academy

      richard lesiak wrote, “I have long suspected that gotch and zoltar are the same person. AMIRIGHT?”

      Nope, as usual, you’re wrong. Dave Blaska and Batman can vouch for the fact that we are not the same person, now whether you choose to believe that fact or not is your choice.

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      • richard lesiak says:

        Glad you cleared that up. I really can picture the four of you lounging on one of gotch’s multiple-decks, drinking craft beer and singing old campfire songs.

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  7. madisonexpat says:

    ABob, when you read “white stuff hits Madison” how long did you think it was referring to guilt, supremacy and systemic racism instead of snow?

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