Critical Hate Theory in action?
Blaska was on the ground during Tommy Thompson’s welfare reforms 30 years ago. Threatened to slap a sign on our state-issued vehicle reading “Wisconsin Works staff car” as we worked Milwaukee’s inner city. Still remember the training session led by a young black man, movie-star handsome. His message to the young women in his audience: don’t sell yourselves so cheaply to the con artists who have their fun with you and send the paternity bill to the taxpayers.
Oh, how Democrats bemoaned the cruelty (Snark alert!) of expecting able-bodied people to take responsibility for their families! To this day, our progressive … acquaintances encourage dependency.
All these years later, this confession: the Head Groundskeeper fully expected the culture of self-destruction to have abated. What happened? Did welfare reform not go far enough? Did progressives perform a Fauci gain of function on victimhood? Is that what the War on Cops is all about?
Thirty teenagers witness a whacking of a fellow teen outside the Madison La Follette high school basketball game at Beloit Memorial high school 01-30-22. (Detailed here.)
None of them saw anything; no one talking. Beloit’s police chief is “tired of the people who are refusing to talk to us.” The Italian Mafia doesn’t enjoy omertà that total. The CIA can’t hold secrets that closely. Was no one among the 30 or so outside the high school a friend of the victim? Not one with a sense of fair play? Respect for life? This is a phenomenon familiar to police in Madison and Milwaukee, as well.
Have faith ministers quit preaching the Golden Rule? Has grievance mongering replaced civics in our classrooms? What happened to earning, learning, and helping? Fallen victim to the morally ambivalent “Judge Not!” exhortations of elite culture arbiters?
→ Three police shot in Milwaukee in two weeks.
Is Lord of the Flies out of print? Or is it the new blueprint? Blaska’s Prescription: make every teenager in every classroom in Wisconsin watch the eulogy delivered by the police officer’s widow.
“We are not safe any more, not even members of the service. I know you’re tired of these laws, especially ones from the new [progressive] D.A. I hope he’s watching me speak to you right now [sustained applause]. I am sure all of our blue family is tired, too. But I promise, we promise, your death will not be in vain. I love you till the end of time. We’ll take the watch from here [applause].” — Dominique Luzuriaga, widow of the murdered NYPD Det. Jason Rivera, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral 01-28-22.
Dem Socialist consoles NYC cop killer
“Harlem’s new city councilwoman is finally getting media attention — and death threats — for sending condolences to the family of a man accused of murdering two cops. Ald. Kristin Richardson Jordan … happens to be an advocate of prison and police abolition … a world without cops. This self-described ‘black, queer’ democratic socialist helped run some of the neighborhood’s Black Lives Matter protests.” — The Nation. 01-28-22.
News media’s complicity
“Rhapsody for a Boy in Blue” is the very New York headline for columnist Maureen Dowd’s take on two NYC cops killed in the line of duty:
We don’t hear much about good cops these days. Their stories get lost amid the scalding episodes with trigger-happy, racist and sadistic cops. The good ones get tarred with the same brush, even though the last person who wants to get in a squad car with a bad cop is a good cop.
Blame your own newspaper, Ms. Dowd — the New York Times. But because her own father was a cop, the columnist says her “heart aches for the families of good cops whenever I see “ACAB” (All Cops Are Bastards) graffiti scrawled across urban landscapes.” Like that on State Street, Madison WI.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Progressivism teaches that. It’s called critical race theory.