Another in the Werkes’ continuing for-credit series on
How to Identify and Eradicate
Progressivism in your Neighborhood.
And you thought Creeping Charlie was a problem!
Our Progressive … acquaintances are wracked with an uber-Catholic obsession with guilt. They trade in guilt, bathe in guilt, and spread guilt like the guy pushing a mail cart at a Wuhan laboratory.
Young Marquon stole your car, traded bullets with a rival gang, and sells opioids because … your gr-great grandparents were white! America is to blame!
If Satya Kemble and Tony Nevers want to wear sackcloth and ashes as a fashion statement, far be it from the Head Groundskeeper to say nay. (Sound of horse neighing.)
It’s not enough Progs feel guilty. (They should; progressivism has failed minorities by reassigning personal agency to impersonal third parties, especially, government programs.) Progressives’ self-inflicted misery wants company. They want YOU to feel guilty, too. (As Jack Warner once said, Include me out!) Case study: a Milwaukee Democrat scolds:
“White fragility fuels fear of critical race theory.”
The WI legislature is considering banning Marxist CRT because it teaches that racial hatred is woven into the fabric of the Stars and Stripes. Why do we reject such race hate? According to state legislator Lakeshia N. Myers, “Because we’re fragile”!
Fragile?! Conservatives aren’t cancel-culturing a good cook named Aunt Jemima, Condi Rice for being Republican, and the statue of female empowerment, Wisconsin’s Miss Forward.
Sorry, Lakeshia. If we actually were fragile we would fall for your guilt mongering like Olive Oyl for Popeye the Sailor Man. No one defends slavery or Tulsa 1921 or Emmett Till. How does that help Marquon if — like 90% of Madison black public school kids — he can’t read at grade? Teachers can teach but students have to learn. (Cops Out of Schools!)
We’re not the ones killing the young black men of Milwaukee and Chicago, defunding the police, and dumbing down honors class. We’re not the ones peddling urban myths like “Hands up, don’t shoot,” Jussie Smollett or Madison lighter fluid girl Althea Bernstein.
‘Shifting the culture’
The City of Madison is another big scold. For seven days beginning Friday June 18, we are being scolded to “acknowledge the immeasurable impact” of COVID-19 and racial injustice during “Days of Reflection.” (Again, no evidence the bad cops in Minneapolis killed George Floyd because of race.)
Madison’s new, taxpayer-supported Equity and Social Justice Division, “is all about social change, equity and liberation.” Source: “New Equity Division aims to shift the culture.”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Get it? Government is going to change YOU! According to our Progessive scolds, (contra Al Franken’s Stuart Smalley), We’re just not good enough and, gosh darn it, no one likes us either.