Saturday, August 27, 2011

Milwaukee Gets Short End On Protests Too

As any Milwaukeean will testify, Milwaukee has always been treated like the unwanted stepchild by the rest of the state.  When we were fighting Walker, we were on our own and got no help from the rest of the state.  When it comes to money disbursement, Milwaukee never got as much as we gave.  The best of anything usually went to Madison where the politicians were, then other parts of the state got their share and Milwaukee was lucky to get the scraps.

Now we're getting the short end of the stick in regards to protests.

In Madison, there were hundreds of thousands of people gathering together in a common cause - to protest the outrageous power grab from the radical Republicans as well as the assault on working families across the state.  They came together to demand that those in charge treat Wisconsinites with respect and in a fair manner. People became close friends, as tight as any family.  People treated each other with respect, admiration and even love. In fact, some of the people new to the struggle still are reliving those days and are pining for them, trying to recapture that feeling.

The local businesses thrived as these hundreds of thousands turned to them for food, beverages and other supplies.  In fact, some places, like Ian's pizza, were getting orders from all over the world!

It was a time of camaraderie and solidarity, the likes Wisconsin has not seen before and might never see again.

Now, Milwaukee, or to be specific, West Allis, a suburb of Milwaukee, will be seeing another sort of rally.  But this one will be bringing a message of hate, intolerance and possibly violence.  While Madison had people coming to fight for equal rights and fair play, we will get people rallying for suppression and prejudice.  While Madison business thrived and made good money, West Allis Police are telling businesses to consider closing their stores for the day.

And while not one Madison protester was arrested for violence, the neo-Nazi group coming to my old home town has this message:
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups and domestic terrorists nationally, the Detroit-based National Socialist Movement "is one of the largest and most prominent neo-Nazi groups in the United States."

"Schoep's group is known for the crudeness of its propaganda, the violence it works hard to support, and the faux SS outfits that have caused many other neo-Nazis to deride NSM members as 'Hollywood Nazis,' " the law center's website says.

The local representative said she hopes that 50 to 100 members and sympathizers of her group will be present at the rally and said all participants have been told not to bring guns or any other weapons.

She said, however, that if push comes to shove, members will have no problem "returning to the good old days of duking it out."
Well, isn't that special?

But the only thing that surprises me is that it took them this long to get here.  When you have the "leadership" brought by the likes of Scott Walker, The Fitzgerald Boyzzz, Glen Grothman, Alberta Darling and the rest, it's not surprising that they attract other people which share the same asocial and amoral lack of values.

I also but can't help but notice that the same bloggers and squawkers who call art teachers, social workers and firefighters thugs and worse, have nothing to say about this group.  Interesting, no?


  1. It's just amazing to me that you think Milwaukee does not dominate the rest of the state. (along with Madison) Just amazing.
    And you were o your own fighting Walker? wtf You mean when he was your county exec? Getting his foot in the political door because yer people elected him in the first place?
    What, the Northwoods forced him on you? The whole last governor race was yanno - all about Milwaukee guys, Neither of which seemed to set foot outside MKE. In addition you seem to be unaware that lots of powerful money is concentrated there? Movers and shakers calling the shots and maneuvering behind the scenes? Yes, Milwaukee is just never heard from
    Geez. Some delusions. It's one thing to be unhappy that Nazis are coming, but the rest of your post is insane.
    But I'll tell the folks up in Tilden and Hallie to stop dominating you and pulling all those political strings. Poor you. Oh sis I mention how they suck up all the money too. Yeah that too. Bloomer! gets waaaay too much attention. The nerve.

  2. Mmm, I could go into example after example on how we've been getting crapped on by the state.

    And yes, I mean when he was county executive. If we gotten the help we were asking for, we could have fought and defeated Walker long ago, before he could do the damage he has done to the rest of the state. But all we got from you was, "Hey, it's your problem, not ours."

    So Walker and his well-moneyed, powerful backers and controllers were able to run roughshod over us. Now look where that got us. I hope you're happy, but I sure as heck ain't.