We live to fight another day.
Shout out to Madison school board candidate Laila Borokhim, who finished third (and therefore, out of the running) in the race for Seat #4 in Tuesday’s primary election (02-19-19). Via social media she congratulated the second-place survivor, albeit with the back of the hand:
Congratulations! You know you have no chance at winning unless you make some serious changes though, right?
That is an interesting prospect, that David Blaska would pivot to the Cops Out of School platform and shout down opponents. That he would argue for the same old, same old. Only more of it.
Yes, there is some work to be done. This IS the Emerald City. Blaska (again with the third person!) entered the race to change the dialogue in this town, to break its obsession with identity politics and the Culture of Victimhood. (Madison’s “racial equity coordinator” accuses the city clerk’s office of “white supremacist B.S.” because it enforces city ordinance requiring a minimum number of signatures to get on the mayoral ballot. Now THAT is disparate impact, cubed!)
Identity politics is the virus that — in its most severe phase — caused Jussie Smollett to (likely) invent a hate crime in hopes of becoming a victim/hero. Matthew Shepard but with a lucrative TV contract. John Lewis beaten at the Freedom Ride.
John McWhorter in The Atlantic magazine calls the phenomenon: “Victim Chic.”
Blaska campaigns so save a generation of young people who are taught they are helpless victims of forces more powerful than their own determination to succeed. We campaign to prevent irreversible damage to our institutions here in the belly of the beast, choking on its liberal choices. (I see that Tony Evers will not challenge school choice!) So we answered:
Laila Borokhim: Some people will say anything to get elected. I’m thinking of Ali Muldrow who was against school choice before she was for it. Who attends the No Cops in Schools rally after telling Ed Hughes she supports school resource officers. Some people will say anything to get elected. I’m going to say what we’re doing ain’t working.
We’ll close with this excerpt from today’s Capital Times, on-line.
Blaska said he will stick to his main message during the general election, focusing on school safety and school discipline.
“Right now I’m the only one saying what I’m saying … we’re not getting that from almost anyone right now in Madison, at almost any level of government,” Blaska said. “I think I offer an alternative.”
Blaska has frequently pushed for MMSD to renew its contract to keep police officers at the city’s four main high schools, and has often gone toe-to-toe with the social justice group Freedom Inc. on the issue at School Board meetings.
“I think there is some proof (in the election results) that this campaign is real,” Blaska said at his election night watch party at Kavanaugh’s Esquire Club. “(Muldrow) is cops out of school; it’s that simple. I think she stands for disorder.”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: What does it say that Democrat(ic) Gov. Tony Evers will not try to choke off school choice? Hey, if choice schools are good enough for Ali Muldrow …