Madison police and teachers are still waiting
Muldrow just got her racist memes mixed
My alma mater, The Capital Times, says it was “glad when Madison School Board member Ali Muldrow apologized last week for a Facebook post in which she compared Madison police officers to Nazis.”
That’s nice. Warm fuzzies all around.
Because “debates about policing are too important to be derailed by ill-chosen words,” says Dane County’s Progressive Voice.
Apology accepted. You can keep on calling Madison police and public school teachers racist — just quit race-baiting the Jews. Bad politics. Godwins’ Law and all that.
My friendly acquaintance Ali Muldrow might have learned from her doppelgängers in the U.S. Congress, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. She might have learned that it is impolitic to play the Jew card. (“It’s all about the Benjamins, baby.”) In their defense, Ali, Ilhan, and Rashida were just following the tradition of Louis Farrakhan and Jesse Jackson’s “Hymie Town.” (Somehow, progressives contend that minorities can’t be racist!)
When race is all you see, race is all you get
Never mind that Ali Muldrow said what she meant. The young Board of Education member believes that Madison police and — even more implausibly, its four minority-race school resource officers — target minority-race children without cause, just as Nazis targeted Jews for being the wrong ethnicity.
Failure requires scapegoats. Madison’s minority students are failing — academically and, in too many cases, socially and behaviorally. To pretend otherwise is to enable irresponsible behavior. So it follows that Ms. Muldrow would also liken Dane County juvenile detention to a Nazi concentration camp (minus the smokestacks).
Because the warp and woof of the young lady’s world view is that America is racist to its rotten core — police, teachers, administrators, and taxpayers. Who else you got? Remember the quote she gave Dylan Brogan in his scathing exposé of classroom dysfunction (“A Rotten Year“)? Ali mocked the typical Madison Metro school teacher this way:
“I would like permission to discriminate against
students of color
so I can do my job.”
So it is laughable (and sycophantic) for The Capital Times to paper over the sins of Ali by saying: “She did not mean to insult law enforcement officers and people who work in the Dane County Jail.” Of course she did!
If you disagree you are a racist
The Capital Times could compile a book titled “Our Hero was Right to Apologize” but it would have to be a “Best Of …” because there are so many of them. (And so much for which to apologize!)
• If “debates about policing are too important to be derailed by ill-chosen words,” where was The Capital Times when hooligans organized by Freedom Inc. shouted down, harassed, and physically intimidated citizens speaking in favor of school resource officers? Silent.
• Did we miss the editorials denouncing the cop haters for shutting down the annual budget meeting of the Madison Board of Education in its entirety last October? (Imagine if the Proud Boys had done the same.)
• Teachers, parents, and taxpayers who argued for safer schools — and better test scores for minority students — were bullyragged as racists, fascists, and “white supremacists.” The Capital Times looked the other way.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: The Capital Times cannot be surprised when Ali Muldrow strays out of bounds with her reckless race-baiting. You have been playing identity politics, nurturing the grievance industry, and celebrating victimhood before the young lady was born. You endorsed Ali Muldrow and her name-calling stablemate, Ananda Mirilli because they learned your lessons all too well.