and defends his hill.
It is the official catechism of Blaska Policy Werkes to denounce as intrinsically disordered any acts of violence, intimidation, or harassment short of a declaration of war declared by Congress.
Which is why the head groundskeeper, exercising the moral authority of his weighty office, regularly fires off encyclicals condemning to eternal damnation the Kristallnacht on Madison’s State Street, the firebombing and beatings on Capitol Square, the burning of Kenosha WI. So, too, do we excommunicate those who harass elected leaders with midnight visits to their homes, shut down rush hour traffic, and shout down speakers with divergent viewpoints.
We could not, in that same holy spirit, ignore the insurrection of January 6 at our nation’s capitol. If consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds, we may be pinheads but we do have a point.
It is therefore the Werkes’ considered wisdom that U.S. Ron Johnson R-WI stepped in it when he said he, personally, never feared for his own safety during the Trump riot. Senator Johnson says:
I honestly never felt threatened on Jan. 6. But, I added, I might have been worried if Donald Trump had won and the violent leftists who burned Kenosha, Wis., and Minneapolis last summer had come to Washington. … I condemned those lawbreakers at the time and continue to do so. But I feel compelled to push back as Democrats and their media allies try to equate the two groups. — “I Won’t Be Silenced by the Left.”
RoJo’s personal feelings are his personal feelings. The senator may have been packing heat or simply unaware of the magnitude of the peril. We surmise that many Capitol police officers most certainly did fear for their safety. Security also feared for the Vice President and members of Congress.
But the senator’s larger point keeps getting swallowed in the news media’s ravenous appetite for race shaming conservative voices.
The mayor of Madison, for instance, demanded the immediate release of a BLM terrorist shaking down small businesses. “Venmo me the money,” he said, or be destroyed. Satya Rhodes Conway demanded “Yeshua Musa’s” release AFTER rioters angered over his arrest smashed statues of civil rights heroes and fire-bombed city hall. (That sad story, here.) Not a single news source aside from Ms. Vicki and this pontificator condemned the Progressive Dane mayor. Sen. Johnson again in the Wall Street Journal:
Leftists who want to memory hole last summer’s political violence immediately started lecturing me that the 2020 protests were mostly peaceful. Apparently they’ve forgotten that, according to the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project, 570 leftist protests became riots last year. Twenty-five people lost their lives and 700 law enforcement officers were injured. Braying about “peaceful protests” offers no comfort to those victims or the other innocent Americans whose homes, businesses and property were destroyed.
For proof of the news media’s perfidy, one need look no further than today’s (03-16-21) account from Scott Bauer of the Associated Press, a frequent offender. Antifa, Bauer informs the casual reader, “is composed of far-left-leaning protesters known as anti-fascists who resist neo-Nazis and white supremacists at demonstrations and other events.”
In other words, the good guys! Are they available for retirement parties?
⇒ Listen to Senator Johnson’s remarks here.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Must be more neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Madison WI than anyone ever imagined.