If Althea Bernstein led a march …

… did it really happen?

Seriously? Althea Bernstein led a march against racism? (Old-timers will remember when they were called “civil rights marches.”) There she is on the front page of our favorite Madison WI morning newspaper. Leading a “unity” march Sunday 04-18-21. With her own bullhorn!

Jussie Smollett wasn’t available? (Maybe he went out for a sandwich.) Bigfoot? The tooth fairy?

Althea Bernstein

The march attracted “more than 100” on a beautiful Spring day the day before the trial of police officer Derek Chauvin goes to closing arguments and after the shooting of Daunte Wright. These could be the only one hundred who, apparently, still believe Althea Bernstein is credible. (For a refresher: This is the troubled young woman who told police “classic Wisconsin frat boys” poured lighter fluid on her and lit her aflame as she drove through downtown Madison with her car windows rolled up and nary a red stop light to impede her progress. As recorded by 24/7 traffic surveillance cameras.)

The Associated Press: “Daunte Wright: Doting dad, ballplayer, slain by police’

Fox News: “Daunte Wright accused of choking and robbing a woman at gunpoint; had arrest warrant.”

So much for ‘Unity’

First liberals and now “progressives” (whom former Madison mayor Cieslewicz rightly calls “the hard left”) have been trying to explain why 60 years of their governance has allowed racism to fester in their cities. As Jim Geraghty explains in National Review:

America’s major cities, particularly the ones that have tense relationships between black communities and heavily white police forces, are almost entirely Democrat(ic) run. Their city councils are Democrat(ic). Their mayors are Democrat(ic). In many cases, the governors of the states are Democrat(ic). …

Running a city well is hard [but there’s been] too much emphasis on big, glamorous downtown projects and not enough emphasis on the basics of governance and quality of life — good schools, reasonable cost of living, and safe streets.

Jonathan Turley gets the Bottom Line:

With rioting continuing in Brooklyn Center, Minn. and around the country, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-CA, went to Minnesota and told the protesters that they “gotta stay on the street” and “get more confrontational.”  The statement is ironic since Waters is one of the House members currently suing former President Donald Trump and others for inciting violence on January 6th with his words on the Mall.

Does BLM have a credibility problem?

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21 Responses to If Althea Bernstein led a march …

  1. Iam Pistoff says:

    “Does BLM have a credibility problem?”….
    Ya think?? Only the truly brain-dead would adhere to any notion BLM is other than an anarcho-terrorist grifting sub-group dedicated to overthrowing the most successful socio-political experiment
    [warts’n’all] ever devised.

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    • pANTIFArts says:

      Does BLM have a credibility problem?

      First they would need to HAVE credibility, before they could have a problem with it, and THAT is a problem.

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  2. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    Althea is just the latest chapter in the uplifting Lefty saga “From Thug to Saint.” George Floyd, drug-addled petty criminal who had one too many brushes with the law, of course gets the biggest halo, but the story is the same for Duante Wright, the Toledo kid in Chicago and the loser whose run-in with the cops burned down half of Kenosha. Wright had already produced one little bastard-and an impressive arrest record– before the age of 20; the 13-year-old in Chicago was roaming the streets at 230 a.m., armed, in the company of a major gang-banger. (Has anyone heard anyone in the media ask why his parents were allowing this behavior?) But of course we are told repeatedly that these fine upstanding citizens were all the helpless victims of RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYCCISM, not their own bad choices or their toxic upbringings.

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  3. pANTIFArts says:

    Note to Althea:

    To paraphrase a line from MY generation- “Protesting for Unity is like f@*^ing for Chastity.”

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  4. calypsofacto says:

    I really could not believe it when I looked at the State Journal today. I mean, nothing says “unity” like Althea’s attempt to incinerate kids in a gov’t building and then, after burning herself, blaming her self-inflicted injuries on white people to stoke racial animus. And not even a comment from the Journal’s reporter. Truly a new low.

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    • Batman says:

      Indeed calypso. Reducing your comment down to its simplest form = black privilege.

      PS. Althea’s mind isn’t even her own anymore and one day she will understand the true meaning of karma, experientially.


    • Liberty says:

      Pretty disgusting, isn’t it?


  5. georgessson says:

    Not 10,000, not 1,000, but just “More than 100” ? And only that many because they included tag-along dogs & the homeless still sleeping in front of buildings. How totally, “Meh…”

    But the local rags always endow the underwhelming reality with the overwhelming rhetoric… Hence they quoted this lofty statement:

    “It feels empowering, just seeing all of the people who are out here to support Black lives and a lot of them are not Black people — that’s super exciting,” said Althea Bernstein.

    Never one to ignore banalities, Althea uses her finely tuned grammar again: “It’s super awesome to see a whole rainbow of people.”

    The article went on to relate 3 or 4 victims racial experiences -that haven’t happened yet. Yawn.

    Hey ! What about MY victimhood? Will I EVER be able to wear a Hawaiian shirt in public again ???

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  6. Liberty says:

    I’m not getting a great read on this new chief. He seems to keep talking about the rights of the protesters quite a bit, yet I haven’t heard any mention of protecting the rest of us. I know a lot of people fear another repeat of last summer, and he hasn’t done much to allay those fears.

    Not better than Wahl in my opinion.


    • Mike says:

      I am reserving my judgement on the new Chief until I see how he reacts and responds to the inevitable upcoming riots after the verdict is reached in the Chauvin trial. My initial thoughts are he will have to coordinate a response with Rhodes-Conway, Progresdive Dane and all other Marxist/Communist factions that currently control the city.

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      • Liberty says:

        “My initial thoughts are he will have to coordinate a response with Rhodes-Conway, Progresdive Dane and all other Marxist/Communist factions that currently control the city.”

        Looks like’s already doing that.
        I’ve seen and read his pressers. I’ve attempted to reach out to him only to be ignored. He knew exactly who in the community he needed to connect with.

        Not impressed.

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  7. Eric Z says:

    Libby— Give Wahl a break. He had his marching orders from satyaphatassdown. Even a blind man can see that.

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  8. Liberty says:

    From a fluff piece in the Wisconsin State Journal.

    “The hiring and electing of Black men to run the state’s largest local police agencies sends a clear and powerful message that Wisconsin’s most urban communities intend to treat people of color fairly.”

    So one is only fair if he or she happens to be black? Isn’t that racist?

    If the editors at the Journal and other rags did basic research, they’d know that more whites than blacks are getting shot at by police, and that the chance of being “unarmed” and shot at by a cop is something like 0.00025 %.

    They’d also report on the number of innocent children being gunned down down on big city streets, including this past weekend.

    Guess it doesn’t fit a narrative. Maybe if journalism actually ever becomes a thing again, people will find out the truth.



  9. BLM is an instrument of the Communist Revolution. It will cease existing when the revolution is complete or destroyed. Since the same group of rats that brought communism to Russia have now crawled through the shadows to bring communism to the United States, it is safe to say BLM/ANTIFA a Leninist version of the vanguard party.

    From Wikipedia:

    Leninists argue that Lenin’s ideal vanguard party would be one where membership is completely open: “The members of the Party are they who accept the principles of the Party program and render the Party all possible support.”[2] This party could, in theory, be completely transparent: the “entire political arena is as open to the public view as is a theatre stage to the audience”.[3] A party that supposedly implemented democracy to such an extent that “the general control (in the literal sense of the term) exercised over every act of a party man in the political field brings into existence an automatically operating mechanism which produces what in biology is called the “survival of the fittest””. This party would be completely open to the public eye as it conducted its business which would mainly consist of educating the proletariat to remove the false consciousness that had been instilled in them.[4]

    In its first phase, the vanguard party would exist for two reasons. Firstly, it would protect Marxism from outside corruption from other ideas as well as advance its concepts. Secondly, it would educate the proletariat in Marxism in order to cleanse them of their “false individual consciousness” and instill the revolutionary “class consciousness” in them.

    Our task is not to champion the degrading of the revolutionary to the level of an amateur, but to raise the amateurs to the level of revolutionaries.[4]

    If the party is successful in this goal, on the eve of revolution, a critical mass of the working class population would be prepared to usher forth the transformation of society. Furthermore, a great number of them, namely their most dedicated members, would belong to the party cadres as professional revolutionaries, and would be elected to leadership positions by the mass party membership. Thus the organisation would quickly include the entire working class.[5]

    Once the proletariat gained class consciousness and thus was prepared to revolt against the ruling classes, the vanguard party would serve another purpose. The party would coordinate the proletariat through its revolution by acting as a military command hub of sorts. This is, according to Leninists, a vital function as mass revolutions can sometimes be easily crushed by the disciplined military of the ruling classes. The vanguards would serve as commanders of the revolt, chosen to their positions by “democratic natural selection”.[citation needed]

    In Lenin’s view, after the revolution the working class would implement the dictatorship of the proletariat to rule the new worker’s state through the first phase of communism, socialism. Here it can be said that the vanguard disappears, as all of society now consists of revolutionaries.


  10. georgessson says:

    All comments here concerning the new Chief are valid. They reflect many folks’ concerns. Wahl was crammed between a Progressive rock and Lefty-MDSN concrete: emulating Mike Koval or securing his full retirement. Mayhaps Barnes is testing the waters -we’ll soon find out.

    Even if the Chauvin verdict delivered all the BLM dreams, AND the current weather here is too chilly (even for the well-insulated Freedom, Inc lass), Shon Barnes will get his test sooner ‘er later.

    A phrase, comes to mind: “I pity the fool”….


  11. georgessson says:

    The Chief’s blog today @ 4:26 PM.

    “The American justice system has not always served all of her people well and the death of George Floyd is a shocking example of where we can fail each other. As an officer of the law, I believe that today justice has prevailed. We hear you; this moment matters. The Madison Police Department is prepared to stand in solidarity with our community as we grieve and process the events of May 25th, 2020. I am hopeful that this decision will help our communities heal and will create new opportunities to work and grow together.”

    Posted by: Chief Barnes


    • Liberty says:

      Wish he’d pen similar blogs every time an innocent Black child is murdered or a woman is raped by a psychotic thug.


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