This Democrat sounds like
a ‘conservative agitator’
Progressives on the Dane County Board of Supervisors want to ban the opening prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. The Madison WI school board succumbs to the F-bombers to defund police. The school board president, high priestess of the cult of victimhood, won’t ban smartphones in class. Democrats likely will nominate for U.S. Senate (the lesser) Mandela Barnes, who said burning Kenosha is “over-policed.” The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin bans a 42-ton rock from the Madison campus when the inanimate object is accused of racism. The NY Times champions men who win women’s swim meets. Joe Biden made a point of nominating a black woman for supreme court who can’t define “woman.”
It is better to be lucky than good, fellow Republicans!
When Democrats denounce the culture wars it means they are losing. Culture matters; it is the foundation stone of civil life. “Culture is what we are; civilization is what we have.” (More here.) Democrats may be un-wokening. We turn again to a guy who who would be called “a conservative agitator,” had he been a write-in school board candidate in Madison WI. You have the floor, Ruy Teixiera:
Democrats are bleeding voters, particularly working class voters of all races. There are lots of reasons for this and I’ve written about some of them. One important through line here is what we might call the common sense problem. As in, Democrats seem to have abandoned it in many areas.
Teixiera outlines what Elizabeth Beyer of the Wisconsin State Journal would call “Republican talking points” except that Teixiera is a Democrat trying to reform his party:
- Equality of opportunity is a fundamental American principle; equality of outcome is not.
- America is not perfect but it is good to be patriotic and proud of the country.
- Discrimination and racism are bad but they are not the cause of all disparities in American society.
- No one is completely without bias but calling all white people racists who benefit from white privilege and American society a white supremacist society is not right or fair.
- Racial achievement gaps are bad and we should seek to close them. However, they are not due just to racism and standards of high achievement should be maintained for people of all races.
- Police misconduct and brutality against people of any race is wrong and we need to reform police conduct and recruitment. More and better policing is needed for public safety and that cannot be provided by “defunding the police”.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Or, you could just turn Republican.