Sunday, May 25, 2014

Wiggy Wobbles With The Truth

By Jeff Simpson

The Hypocrisy is Strong in this one*:     Embedded image permalink

August 12th 2013:

 Another day and another chance for the Solidarity Singers in Madison to get a permit. They won’t, and they will get arrested. Democratic legislators like State Senator Bob Jauch will lose all sense of perspective and compare the arrests to  various atrocities and the media will gloss over them.

But then this was never about free speech. This is about power. Notice the rhetoric of the Solidarity Singers and their supporters when another group takes out a permit. They allowed the permitted event to happen. They didn’t interfere with the wedding. They are allowing others to exercise their free speech rights.

That is not what democracy looks like. That’s fascism


noun \ˈfa-ˌshi-zəm also ˈfa-ˌsi-\
: a way of organizing a society in which a government ruled by a dictator controls the lives of the people and in which people are not allowed to disagree with the government
: very harsh control or authority

Full Definition of FASCISM

often capitalized :  a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
:  a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control <early instances of army fascism and brutality — J. W. Aldridge>
 May 8, 2014
The decision that will receive the most publicity is the one by Judge Rudy Randa, who shut down “John Doe 2.” It was an investigation into conservative organizations who spoke out during the recall elections, including Wisconsin Club for Growth.
Randa slapped down the investigators, even threatening them with contempt of court if they attempted to continue the investigation. Randa freed the organizations from any obligation to cooperate with the investigation and ordered the return of any property seized by the investigators.
Randa based his decision to end the John Doe probe on the effect it was having on the free speech rights of the investigated organizations. Because they were not engaged in express advocacy in the elections, their free speech was (and is) protected under the First Amendment and not subject to campaign finance laws.
Think what was happening. Organizations who were solely engaged in the practice of speaking about political issues were subject to police raids in the night, the seizure of computers and records, and then forbidden to speak publicly about it.
It is not an exaggeration to say what was happening in the John Doe investigation was just steps away from Solzhenitsyn’s description of the Black Marias of the state security police coming in the night.
Randa recognized that when he wrote, “It is a recognition that maximizing First Amendment freedom is a better way to deal with political corruption than allowing the seemingly corruptible to do so. As other histories tell us, attempts to purify the public square lead to places like the Guillotine and the Gulag.”

So first amendment rights do not apply to a handful of citizens who want to sing in a publicly held building but they are unlimited to billionaires who want to take a few million and work with the campaign of a politician to see the best way to spend their money?  

Dumb ass!  

*  picture from @jwigderson public twitter feed.    


  1. The self-proclaimed solidity singers are actually no such thing -- just a very strange small clique of obnoxious folks.

    There schtick is getting old. They are not making a difference. They are pissing people off that we need to vote walker out.

    The egos there are so immense that this narcistic display of self-will run rampant does not deserve pompous claims that they are somehow standing up for democracy.

    They are not.

    1. Because you obviously know how to win friends and influence people, right?

    2. Irregardless if you agree with them or not, they have a first amendment right to do what they do. That has been proven by the fact that 99% of thier tickets have been dismissed. It turned out to be a huge waste of money by supposed fiscal conservative Scott Walker.

      The point here is the righty's like wiggy, and there is no distinguishing between the righty blogs since they all sound the same, were giddy with excitement when the solidarity singers were being unlawfully arrested.

      Now that their bosses can not spend millions upon millions of shadow dollars trying to influence an election. Wait scratch that, they still can.

      Now that their bosses can not use their millions coordinating with scott walker, they are decrying the end of the first amendment and free speech.

      Not understanding the irony nor their hypocrisy. Our friends on the right also so poorly manage money that they dont get that by definition spending millions means it isnt free.