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Although he has suspended his campaign, David Hoffert remains on the ballot for Common Council in Madison WI’s near westside Monroe-Dudgeon neighborhood. As a candidate, he was challenging incumbent Ald. Tag Evers (Progressive Dane) for social justice bragging rights. Quitting the race for an unspecified family medical occurrence has not stopped young Mr. Hoffert, Stanford University graduate and now a technical trainer at Epic Systems, from preaching progressivism — or the Werkes from begging to differ.
Mr. Hoffert is something of a Woke guilt whisperer. He publishes a series of Zen-like progressive koans on his campaign’s social-media site under the heading “True Progressive Leadership.” Did you know that:
Affordable housing is affordable housing.
Affordable senior housing is a racist dog whistle.
(To which we say, those who can hear dog whistles have fleas.) His slur on the elderly is True Progressive Leadership idiocy #33. True Progressive Leadership #32 says tax my rolling wreck so someone else can ride city buses free. Homelessness (#31) is the failure of society, not the homeless person. Number #30 on the hit parade is:
Evaluate literally every policy decision through the lens of racial equity. Every. Single. One.
Hoffert may not realize it but #30 is already official policy here in the Emerald City at the school, city, and county level. But Hoffert has outdone Kamala herself with his latest incantation:
How does that work?
How does one give up one’s “affluent White privilege?”
- Drop more dimes into the reparations collections basket?
- Base the tax code on race, not income?
- Steal a car, F-bomb the boss, shut down a street?
- More time in the tanning booth?
- Vote for David Hoffert?
We asked, but one of his apologists (a Stefan Davis by name) advocated our question go unanswered because:
This is a bad faith question from someone who is not interested in civil discourse. He is only interested in slowing down progress and maintaining the status quo of White supremacy.
(His “civil discourse” being to play the race card. But if this is “slowing down progress” we’re all for triggering the collision air bags.) So we turn to the Blaska Policy Werkes peanut gallery and crash-test volunteers for answers. How might one — say young David Hoffert himself — give up some of his White privilege?
Dribs or drabs at first or give up the whole enchilada in one fell swoop? Does he get a receipt? Is it tax deductible? Be creative! No idea is too stupid (extra points), self-destructive, or confiscatory.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: You first, Hoffert. I’m still waiting for mine.