One chapter at a time!
The head groundskeeper is absorbing a godsend of a book, Woke Racism, “How the new religion has betrayed black America.” Anticipated it a while back. We’re lapping it up like milk by a dog rescued from one of Dr. Fauci’s experiments.
White people calling themselves our saviors make black people look like the dumbest, weakest, most self-indulgent human beings in the history of our species, and teach black people to revel in that status. … I am especially dismayed at the idea of this indoctrination infecting my daughters’ sense of self … and [that] this anti-humanist ideology may seep into their school curriculum.— John McWhorter
We’ve been saying the same for several years now, most notably during our election campaign for Madison school board in 2019. We got a good, sound booing at most of the live debates. Only afterwards, in the lobby, would a straggler or two risk a stealthy word of encouragement, then slink off into the night for, as McWhorter writes, “to the modern American, being called a racist is all but equivalent to being called a pedophile.”
The irony does not escape McWhorter. The race card is so feared precisely because of the success of the civil rights movement. Now that slur is leveled at those who think that ALL lives matter.
During a debate at Badger Rock middle school, my opponent, Ali Muldrow, alleged that yours truly wanted “black and brown kids to fail.”
Got to tell you, that crude race card got our dander up. Thundered that black and brown kids were already failing, judging by the test scores, truancy rates, stolen cars and classroom disruptions. We asked how someone’s failure could possibly benefit anyone. But Us v. Them is the essence of the Woke catechism.
Suffice to say the Cops Out of School candidates swept the field. Which is why Madison schools not only teach critical race theory, they practice it. “Make no mistake,” McWhorter warns, they’re coming for your kids.”
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Through some warp in the space-time continuum, your irascible bloggeur was invited as the lone conservative Republican in a long-standing Madison book club comprised of retired luminaries whose names you would recognize if we had the bad taste to disclose them. Despite being on probationary status, we convinced the club to adopt Woke Racism as its next read although the dozen or so luminaries already get it, judging by the chit chat around the table.
A couple years back, the Werkes connived with Paula Fitzsimmons to place Heather Mac Donald’s War on Cops into the hands of all 20 alders and Mayor Soglin. Two alders refused this freebie (surely a first for a Progressive); one of which was a Madison public high school teacher.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: The newbie book club member will propose at the next conclave that each of us, being fairly prosperous, choose someone in Madison public life most in need of Woke Racism being pressed into their hands. You can put your dollar where your mouth is:
Interesting concept but I won’t contribute. As Sheena Easton famously sang:
“You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink. You can give a man your whole heart and soul, but you cannot make him think”
FYI, Madison PL has 7 copies on order; 53 holds so far.
I wouldn’t be surprised if at least some of the people who check the book out plan to keep it (or destroy it) so no one in Madison will be polluted by ideas beyond the pale of leftist ideology. Now that Madison PL has abolished fines (so obviously racist), such a plan would be easy to implement.
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I get my books on Kindle or from the bookstore so wasn’t aware of the MPL’s new policy on no fines. Wow, what’s the motivation for someone to even return a book? Why even bother creating due dates?
No accountability expected. And they think this will actually benefit people?
It’s a variation on the revolving door policy in Madison courts. Criminals, if they have the right skin color, aren’t held accountable for their crimes, which in the demented brains of leftist ideologues represents one more step toward “equity.” Why should someone be held accountable for keeping a book beyond its due date? Their goal isn’t to “benefit” anyone except themselves; they get to congratulate one another for striking yet another blow against the white patriarchy, or so they imagine.
I was curious so went to take a look. I think those 53 holds are not just from Madison, but from surrounding areas. Our Linkcat system includes places like Waunakee, Baraboo, Mazo, Wis Rapids, etc.
That’s true. I was a little surprised that all the “owning” libraries for it are Madison PL branches. But based on what I’ve read on reddit there are a large number of Madisonians who can’t stand the woke.
Since the rot starts at the head, I’d like my donated copy to go to Mayor, Satya Rhodes-Conway…
Good luck in the effort.
“You can lead a horse to water”, but, first you need a thirsty horse. These people think that words are best fired from an “assault megaphone”, and not coaxed from the printed page.
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Mr. Mc Whorter was also the author of a recent NY Times editorial calling out Becky Blank and her minions for their laughable efforts to rid the UW campus of racist rocks and the names of “racist” alumni, i.e., Porter Butts and Fredric March.
Speaking of book clubs, this year’s ‘Big Read’ at UW-Madison is something called “Transcendent Kingdom” by one Yaa Gyasi, described as “a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanian family in Alabama.” The central character is a gifted black woman called … Gifty! Two thousand years of Western literature to choose from, and this is what UW administrators come up with–another sign of the intellectual bankruptcy at the core of American university culture.
25 bucks? Well, it is cheaper than the $28.00 Don jr. wants for a Baldwin tee shirt.
Sounds like Lesiak could use the book. Who’s buying?
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Richard “May I call you Dick” Lesiak, could certainly use the book, but my mom was right. She always says, ” Buy a Lefty a book, … he’ll eat the cover.”
Kancel Kulture Klub Lefties are more interested in burning books than reading them.
Nothing shows that racism has a home and lives in little Lefty’s heads as much as the desperate Democrat stunt at Yougkin’s rally. McAwful’s campaign bought five tiki torches, and dammit, they were going to use all five. Of all the white supremacists that flew the false flag of white supremacy, the black guy was my favorite white supremacist.
You can’t make this up. Well not unless you’re Dave Chapelle.
There’s even a trigger warning at the beginning.
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Hey good little puppy; you missed my point. That loud mouth grifter piece of c$%p trump is selling shirts that say “guns don’t kill people; A. Baldwin does.” There you are; the low life trump is trying to squeeze a buck out of someone dying. And this is the family that all you rightie’s bow and scrape too.
are you saying I’m a “woke racist”?
Says the fanboy with a poster of slojo and his ho on the ceiling above his bed.
The tribalism here is infantile, gross.
My copy will be available to press on to an alder soon. Wouldn’t waste it on a Dick.
I still fail to understand why that stupid ‘race’ thing is so important to you Americans…If everything you see is stupid skin color then it only means you who are the most racist people on the entire globe, guys. Why does a person’s skin complexion that important to you US citizens? GEEZ…
It keeps the masses occupied while the super rich steal their money.
You misunderstand. Must be new around here.
We’re not the ones obsessed with race. Leftists are, so much so that they insert it into everything. Not only that, wokists and those who support CRT think white people are evil oppressors for no other reason that we have white skin.
Judge people by their character? Conservatives already believe that.
We’re simply reacting to the racism and insanity perpetrated by the left. It’s destroying the country.
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Stop watching the so-called “news” media, and try to make some friends who aren’t “woke”. Do not allow others to paint for you a world that your eyes don’t see for themselves. One political party sees minorities as being weak and malleable. They hope that by creating division, creating victim/oppressor classes, and then “fanning the flames”, that they will maintain power. Lies are tools of the “woke”, and so are you, if you believe them. “Systemic Racism” is not something that could be concealed, so go out and talk to some real (not “woke”) people, and decide for yourself.
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Virginia’s new lt. governor is black and idiots on the left are calling her a “white supremacist.” Do they even hear themselves?
Great night for Republicans, but more importantly, for our country. Reason to hope.
>A couple years back, the Werkes connived to place War on Cops into the hands of Mayor Soglin.
How’d he like it?
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