Need more plywood on Bascom Hill, STAT!
Madison is in the grips of a mob. Its is axiomatic of mobs that the greater their size and more virulent their anger — the more stupid their activity.
The sheriff says downtown Madison is not safe after 4 p.m. The mayor tells police to stand down. State legislators are assaulted. Statues of civil rights heroes are pulled down and dragged through the streets. Stores are boarded up. Merchants are too frightened to sign their names to ask for help. Chronic criminals are new heroes.
Bad enough to tear down an abolitionist who gave his life fighting slavery during the Civil War. Now the idiots want Abraham Lincoln’s bronzed hide — the statue seated in front of the seat of the University of Wisconsin’s Madison campus, Bascom Hall. Here is the quote of the day from the leader of UW-Madison’s Black Student Union:
“Just because he was anti-slavery
doesn’t mean he was pro-Black.”
⇒ Retired UW law prof Ann of Althouse: I’m reading the news report at Channel 3000 with near disbelief. This is not like the Lincoln statue in Washington D.C. that has been deemed problematic because he’s looming over figure of a slave like he’s such a big shot “Emancipator.”
An on-line petition says Lincoln’s “questionable” history on race relations. It also states that the wrong people donated for the statue — one or two of them were ‘racist.’
Folks, these are university students! Not unwashed and deplorable Trump supporters. Because, you see, the taxpayer-subsidized students enjoying the college life leafy and flowered UW-Madison campus need a grievance because they have been taught they are victims.
Very few can pass through the eye of the needle wielded by today’s social justice warriors. Like totalitarians from Nazi Germany to Stalin’s show trials, they demand impossible purity of thought, word and deed.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Tommy Thompson, you’ve got your work cut out for you. The rot on the Capitol Square began in places like Bascom Hill.