Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa
What do you do when you are a well meaning White liberal accused of racism? You apologize. You ask forgiveness. Promise to do better. You grovel. Abase yourself. Confess your White guilt. Drop another dime into the reparations collection plate. Sign up for remedial Woke Studies. Shed your last thread of dignity. Make a damn fool of yourself.
If you are Denise DeMarb, former Madison Common Council president and successful business person, you do a full-on Tammy Faye Bakker! Make that mascara run, baby, run!
In Friday’s installment (02-26-21) of your favorite blogge, the Werkes related how racial grievance mongers Matthew Braunginn and Nada Elmiskoshfi quit the (Un)Sustainable Madison Committee because co-chairman DeMarb uttered a virulent racial slur, to whit (TRIGGER WARNING):
‘God Bless George Floyd.’
“It was the typical, well meaning White liberal kind of paternalistic racism,” Braunginn scolded. In a Friday interview with the Cap Times, DeMarb apologized “for the harm her statements caused.”
Harm? What harm? She got two troublemakers to quit the committee! Here at the Policy Werkes, we call that a good day of werke. DeMarb, now pedaling furiously, told Dane County’s Progressive Voice that she was only trying to “build on the momentum around anti-racism work.”
“I understand that my words caused harm and had a horrible, negative impact regardless of my intention,” DeMarb said. “I’m committed to being an anti-racist and to be an ally and this is a huge example of the work that I’ve yet to do.”
Your tax dollars at werke
Wherever there is race shaming, there is Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway (Progressive Dane). Again quoting The Capital Times, the race-shamer in chief said Braunginn and Elmikashfi’s e-mail “pointed out that we have work to do in the city to live up to our anti-racist ideals.”
“We are starting conversations now about how to do that work within our committee structure, building on the work we’re already doing with staff,” Rhodes-Conway said.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: The chief groundskeeper at the Stately Manor (on the other hand) says to the two young whelps: “Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.”