Sorry if you are offended.
(but that’s your problem!)
There is something pathetic about Denise DeMarb running after the likes of Matthew Braunginn and Nada Elmiskoshfi begging their forgiveness. Yeah, the incident is so rich we have to mine it a second day.
Ms. DeMarb is a former elected official (president of the Madison WI Common Council) and a successful business person, which is more than young Braunginn or Ms. Elmikoshfi can say.
We recounted the tale in the previous edition of the Werkes (available at newsstands everywhere). Matthew and Nada quit in high dudgeon from the Sustainable Madison Committee (whatever could be their qualifications?) because chairman DeMarb — trying to be more Woke than a night watchman at a dynamite factory — thanked George Floyd for his supposed martyrdom in the cause of racial consciousness. Braunginn got all Greta-Thunberg huffy:
“It was the typical, well meaning White liberal kind of paternalistic type of racism. She called to apologize in a way and it just really rang hollow to me.”
Apologize to that little snot nose?
It is inscribed in the great charter of the Werkes that the well meaning Madison liberal fears nothing more than to be called a racist. The average Monroe Street prog will miss a payment on the Prius in order to bail out a BLM looter to mitigate her White privilege. According to Braunginn’s preachy victim posturing: DeMarb could not …
“… see it as what it was: racist behavior, racist mentality. And I kind of started to say that and I’m like, ‘You’ve got a lot of work to do.’
Properly chastized, the contrite female person of the White persuasion abjectly begged for race-consciousness tutoring from the sanctimonious young whelp. Again, Braunginn (according to Madison365):
She said, ‘I’m trying to do that work. Maybe you could help me.’ And I told her that it’s not for me, I’m not here to do the work for you. You’ve got to do it yourself.”
Let’s hear a little Woody:
You gotta walk that lonesome valley,
You gotta walk it by yourself,
Nobody here can walk it for you,
You gotta walk it by yourself.
It’s critical race theory
Agitators who deploy critical race theory have zero interest in ending racism. … If you’ve been tainted as White, there’s nothing you can do about it. You are eternally a racist, especially if you don’t believe you are.
Robin D’Angelo explains it all in her best-selling book “White Fragility.” Your only option is the cultist’s option: submit to your critical race theory overlords, then recruit others to do the same. If, however, you’re a black person who disagrees with all of this, well, then, “You ain’t black.”
Consider this a trigger warning
Rush Limbaugh (RIP) can help you, Denise. We quote from his colleague’s account:
Rush’s first rule was simple: “No faux apologies for fake transgressions.”
Over some particular foray into independent thought, 41 Senate Democrats demanded Rush apologize.
Rush auctioned their letter off in a show of gleeful brio, marching the document on stage handcuffed to his security guard during a Philadelphia speech. He matched the $2.1 million winning bid with his own funds, and donated the money to scholarships …
Blaska’s Bottom Line: It’s why Rush never got canceled. It’s also how one retains one’s dignity.