‘Do progressives have an answer?’
No, because progressives are the problem.
If she looked a tad less chirpy than a car hop on Happy Days, Rebecca Kleefisch might get more respect. Because she is pretty … ballsy (if you will pardon the rampant sexism). The former lieutenant governor is calling on the Republican state legislature to ban critical race theory in our public schools (including the University of Wisconsin) and state government. Idaho, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Arizona have already done so. (More here.)
Let Tony Evers veto it!
America is fed up
Marxist in philosophy, critical race theory (equity, social justice, BLM, etc.) teaches hate and promotes division. Which is why a Marist poll finds 42% of Americans believe race relations in the United States are getting worse, compared to just 17% who believe them to be better.
The death of George Floyd 12 months ago was a godsend to the equity/critical race theory people — that one irrefutable example of bad policing amidst a farrago of “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” hoaxes. (Althea Bernstein, anyone?) Result, white people have actually become less supportive of Black Lives Matter than they were before, according to the New York Times.
Blaming white people for endemic racism dictates that black criminals must not be removed from the community lest the family structure be destroyed. The Werkes argues that crime is what destroys families. A new study, forthcoming in the American Economic Review, finds that jailing dad helps junior go straight.
Clearly, there is a small population of parents prone to other profoundly antisocial behavior whose presence in the household is harmful enough to outweigh the general benefits of intact families. In their case, incarceration may turn out to be a benefit, not a harm, to spouse and child.” — Parents and Prisons.
Critical to the 1619-Project racial theorists is hatred for cops. The Minneapolis city council infamously voted to abolish police. A year after George Floyd’s death, homicides have more than doubled.
Nineteen children in Minneapolis have been shot this year, an increase of 171% over the same period in 2020. Their relatives wonder where the protesters are. “Why ain’t nobody mad about a 10-year-old, my grandson, fighting for his life?” asked Sharrie Jennings, Ladavionne’s grandmother, at a May 17 mayoral event. “Because a cop didn’t shoot him, is that why?”
Minneapolis homicides between Jan. 1 and last week were up 108% compared with the same period in 2020; shootings were up 153%, and carjackings 222%. — Heather Mac Donald.
Nationally, homicides increased somewhere between 25% and 40% — the most in the 60 years of formal record keeping
Let’s visit Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago. It has 94 murder defendants ON ANKLE BRACELETS!
“There’s a population on home monitoring that was never meant to be on it, including 92 or 93 who are charged with murder,” Sheriff Tom Dart laments. “I’ve been pleading with judges: “These are violent people who are a danger to the community.” — Chicago Tribune.
Leftists fear voter backlash
In the NY Times, Ezra Klein asks: “Violent crime is spiking. Do liberals have an answer?” [Spoiler alert: the answer is NO.]
Voters in New York City say crime and violence is the second most important problem facing the city, behind the coronavirus but ahead of affordable housing and racial injustice.
With Yale Law prof James Forman Jr., Klein discusses “the extent to which policing and prisons actually reduce crime.”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Ya think? Meanwhile, our progressive Dane County Board of Supervisors is trying to build — in the fastest growing county in Wisconsin — a smaller jail! And judges like Everett Mitchell spin the revolving door.
The car hop line is hilarious
Critical Race Theory and racial “equity” can be easily explained in a nutshell.
If you’re white, you’re racist. If you’re a person of color, you’re oppressed.
The template for the law is already there. Our legislature should follow suit and ban this kind of racism from being taught in our public schools. But that will require some testicular fortitude by our lawmakers. No one wants to be called a racist. Especially if it isn’t true.
Channeling my inner Trump, “You’ll be called every nasty ad hominem -ist, -ism and -phobe name in the book anyway, ‘so ask yourself, what do you got to lose?'”
Whenever you hear Democrats calling Republicans racists,
just know that there’s a simple psychological term for this: projection.
So what do you think about M. Greene? She has bashed Blacks, Asians, Arabs, Gays, etc etc. Not a word from the GOP. No censure. Nothing. Stop worrying about the Dems and fix your own house.
And also with you.
If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago, and a racist today.
If BLM doesn’t want cops, then have Lefty mayors declare majority black neighborhoods off limits to the so-called stormtroopers in blue. Problem solved, sort of…
I grew up very poor. My father worked as a janitor at a local school and my mother babysat for extra cash whenever she could. They loved us. They told us we would grow up to be successful. They made sure we did good in school. If I ever did something like steal a car I couldn’t even imagine the consequences. I wasn’t raised to be a victim. I raised to be a success. I bought my parents their dream house last year. It’s all about parents. They are the key to ending generational poverty. (anonymous)
We Have a Systemic Black Violence Problem NOT a Systemic Racism Problem. (anonymous)
Actually Whitey created these racist laws, Criminality is our culture, if you don’t like it go back to whatever european country you came from. Only Black Lives Matter now, all others must be serfs to our demands.
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True satire is always predicated on the truth. The “soft” racism of Progressives firmly believes that “Criminality is our (black) culture”, that blacks are fundamentally incapable of obeying laws, complying with police, or displaying self control, and that society must adapt. Even blacks who are pillars of the (hetero-racial) community probably have criminality in their past, or have family and friends who are law breakers.
“Actually Whitey created these racist laws”—
People who view the Bible as “authority” are fond of claiming the Ten Commandments as the basis and origin of modern law, but that is not true. All the “commandments” that don’t pertain to the “God” actually pre-date Moses by several hundred thousands of years. (ie:Murder,Adultery,Stealing,Lying,Envy, and Respect for Parents) These are all “tribal laws”, applying solely to tribal members and their interactions with others of the tribe. If you killed a male member you took away a provider and protector. If you killed a female member you took away a provider AND the future of the tribe. All other “laws” sought to prevent this from happening and promote harmony within the tribe, for its very survival. Even a conflict between two individuals could lead to factional fighting among tribal members, tearing the tribe apart and endangering everyone.
The basic tenets and goals of “tribal law” have not changed, the only question is “who is in your tribe”? In peacetime, for most people, the tribe is humanity itself. We generally have a “core group” to which we are fiercely loyal, and then that radiates out to groups we include, yet marginalize. The most virulent racist person might despise a group, yet would never kill them, or steal their property, etc.. So what is to be concluded from individuals who seek to kill with no regret (every “shots fired” is an intended killing)? Who would steal from everyone/anyone, even friends? To whom “lying” and “talking” are synonymous? Who meet up with like minded persons to riot and loot, only to go back to shooting at them the next day? (and stealing already stolen goods) Who would “rat out” anyone to escape personal responsibility? (I could go on and on) Would you call them a “tribe of ONE”?
It is clear that we are not talking about “criminality”,we are instead talking about SOCIOPATHY.
Critical Race Theory is but one of the ways the “woke” attempt to explain, justify, and excuse antisocial behavior. Altering society, (justice reform, de-funding police, etc.) is the means to perpetuate it. Telling a group of people that they are not part of the greater “tribe”, and that most of humanity is not part of “theirs”, just means that everyone else in society is “fair game”.
“When will Madison WI say ‘enough’?”
You keep asking the same question Dave, so does that mean your question is rhetorical because you are beyond frustrated just like every other rational, outside the hivemind, non-brainwashed, Madisonian?
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A reason why BLM is losing support. The co-founder of BLM skips right to corrupt Marxist state behavior:
When will Madison say enough? When hell freezes over and pigs fly above it. Madison liberals will never admit they’re wrong about anything, let alone about something as near and dear to their hearts as racism. Not only is the 1619 Project an exercise in ideological fanaticism, it purports to be a view of history written by radical-left journalists, not historians. Would any parent with half a brain (even in Madison) let their offspring be taught chemistry from a textbook written by someone with no training in chemistry? Then again, they’re perfectly content to put up with astronomical increases in crime rates as long as they can stick their snoots in the air and preen about their commitment to “racial justice” (def.: letting minorities get away with murder–literally).
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You may not believe this but some enterprising individual has begun marketing a very specific kind of neck brace for the surprising number of over-sized heads that are causing acute neck pain issues in the most guilt ridden but also the most virtuous Madisonian proglibot and this start-up is doing quite well so far.
Apparently that snoot-in-the-air historically myopic mindset isn’t very conducive to a natural holistic cervical vertebral alignment.
PS. Miserable infantile naïve gullible ignorant loser proglibots; *I just report the news* so ease up on the hate and do not fire bomb my house or poison my pets please.
As I see it, the problem lies within the Black community. Black on Black crime is rampant in America today. Police officers, white, black or brown, male of female are going into “Hot Zones” where bullets flying is an every day occurrence. Just look at Chicago for example, https://heyjackass.com/ so far, to date, there have been 254 murders in Chicago. 81.6% of those murdered were Black people. Out of all of the people killed, only 3 were killed by the Police. The vast, vast majority of people murdered were young Black men.
So when the Police do go into a “Hot Zone” it is little wonder why they react the way they do. It is not just white cops, it is all cops.
Even at the George Floyd memorial yesterday, there were shots fired. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/shots-fired-near-george-floyd-square-one-person-injured-anniversary-n1268513
Stupid is as Stupid does.
Reducing the amount of education in order to preach the Marxist theory of Critical Race Theory is only going to further reduce the possibility of young black people getting out of poverty and leaving the world of despair and misery behind them.
Sad, so sad.
It was said that: We used to teach Latin and Greek to our students in High School, within 100 years we now teach remedial english to those in College.
You’d think low-flow Lefties would be down with having more, bigger and better prisons.
They’re Lefty Utopias that have free food, clothing and safe-space shelters, everyone’s treated the same, free healthcare/medical, free schooling and only the guards and police have guns.
Good Dog, Happy Man,
I think you have just adequately described what those on the left want for all of us. A prison of all of our own making.
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