No apology will suffice!
Madison’s cancel culture has done it again. They’ve forced out a politically moderate alder — not by persuasion but by their usual methodology: harassment and intimidation.
Ald. Gary Halverson from the far NE side is quitting after he got doxxed by a national left-wing organization which revealed that, for a grand total of two months, he had claimed membership in the Oath Keepers.
Halverson’s reported explanation that he did not fully vet the Oath Keepers is credible: ““I thought I joined an organization that welcomed veterans who cared about our democracy,” he said in an email on Sept. 7. “I was misled and I terminated the membership two months later in August 2020.”
Say you are a military veteran who comes across the following description. Can you pretend you could parse out that they might be violent?
We Believe in Honoring Our Constitutional Oath!
The Utah OathKeepers are a group of proud patriots, dedicated to upholding the Constitution of the United States. Our members have a long history of service to the United States as military, law enforcement and first responder professionals, and continue to serve through OathKeepers programs and service missions.”— https://oathkeepersutah.com
Ald. Keith Furman (a piece of work if we’ve ever seen one) and social justice warrior Jael Currie — president and vice president of the Common Council, respectively — gave their official imprimatur to their colleague’s outing from civil society.
“Statements and comments from other elected officials referring to me as a white supremacist or associating me with it are abhorrent, extremely offensive, and possibly defamatory,” Halverson complained. Thereupon his residence was vandalized and his wife, traumatized.
Halverson joins Fredric March and Ald. Paul Skidmore in the progressives' growing list of non-persons who strayed from 100% political correctness.
Former mayor Dave (the Apostate) recalls that, after Jacob Blake’s shooting, Madison Ald. “Mad” Max Prestigiacomo encouraged his followers to go to Kenosha and “F*** things up!”
“Nobody on the Council called for his resignation and he never apologized,” former mayor Dave recounts.
Which reminds us that Isthmus reports Gloria Reyes is considering running for mayor. She, too, was mau maued at her home, where her children sleep, by social justice warriors demanding police be expelled from our four major public high schools. She caved, school resource police officers were thrown out.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: The Oath Keepers are rightly despised for their violent insurrection on January 6, 2021, at the nation’s Capitol — of which Ald. Halverson took no part and denounces, unequivocally. So how does the Left answer? With violence. These people are missing the irony genome.