Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Bloodied, But Not Bowed

Before I start, I want to make sure that I want to commend Illusory Tenant and Jay Bullock on their good work on the Butler/Gableman race. They worked damn hard and did a lot to get the truth out there.

I also want to thank my brothers in arms, the Brawler and Sir Zachary the Blue Knight and the Lady Gretchen for trying to show the poor choice Walker was. A special shout out for Ma Brawler, who was right all along--Walker is a weasel.

I know a lot of you, my dear people, are upset, angry and disappointed at the losses suffered to the dishonest campaigns of Walker and Gableman. That is a normal reaction. I fear too, that I felt despair. Not for me, but for all the good people that will suffer from these choices.

But, with the thanks of a good friend, I realized that this was but a minor skirmish in the grand scheme of things. It truly does make our quest more difficult, and much more labor intensive, but it comes nowhere near being impossible. We must simply carry on, and keep striving to bring justice, peace and liberty back to the country and to the world. One step at a time, good people, one step at a time.

Let the right caw like a bunch of carrion-eating crows. We are not dead, not even defeated. Tuesday was just a set back. Something that happens to people every day. There are still many good justices on the Supreme Court. There are many fine legislators in the state government. The County Board is still relatively intact. I had overheard that one supervisor just sighed, and said that it just means that have to keep working to prevent further damage to the County.

I agree. We just have to keep them honest (they hate that) and try to prevent any and all harm that they would otherwise try to wreak upon us. And upon those that depend on us.

I will leave off with a quote from a wise man, a good man. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."

Who could argue with that?

Now, let's pick up the pieces and get ready. November's chill winds are already coming.


  1. Sad and disgsutedApril 2, 2008 at 11:46 PM

    Capper, you can put the some good comes out of eberything spin on last night's results and to an extent its true.

    But another truth is that the founders of this Republic envisioned a country were all men were created equal. They were not jsut talking about gender and race, in fact we started out with slavery and no voting rights for women.

    I beleive a large part of their vision of equality was that each person's opinion and vote would be equal.

    The outside money combined with a total break down in ethics in campaigns as evidenced by the Gableman ads deprives people of the ability view their vote as important.

    Some people avoid voting because of apathy but others that would vote are becoming ever more convinced by these tainted elections that go unpunished that their vote is useless. It is drowning in a sea of filthy money.

    It is a problem that has been spreading from offices of lesser influence and power such as alderpersons to legislators and now to what was once sacred, the judges that are supposed to be a coenerstone of our system of justice and a check and balance to the other two "political" branches of our government.

    It may not have been the worst day for the party of your choice but it was an appalling and embarassing day for our democratic republic.

    Our government, national prestige and even our currency is becoming daily more reminiscent of failed empires of the past.

  2. Thank you, Hermes.

    sad and disgusted-

    What you've written is undeniable. But we have two choices now. Do nothing, and take it.

    Or we can pick ourselves up, straighten out our armor, sharpen our swords, and take it to them. I worked my tail off for months at folkbum's highlighting all the problems stemming directly from Walker's misadministration. He still won.

    And I will still be there, watching, and picking up the cause, when he tries to do further harm.

    Sykes, Belling, et al. may want to crow now. But I'll do my damnest to make them eat crow by November.

    Now, how say you? Do you stand with us? Will you fight for the restoration of this fine land to the glory it once had? Or will you let the evil continue to win, and corrupt, and tarnish?

  3. Thank you, capper, for taking part in the good fight, and for keeping hope alive, which has always been, and will always be, the most important part, and the most thrilling and inspiring moment in the struggle for justice.

    What's next. Lemme at 'em.

  4. Dead Silence: On Nov. 5, 1974, a bomb wrapped in a decorative gift box killed paperboy Larry Anstett by mistake as he tromped down the sidewalk on his route. “The force of the blast killed Larry instantly,” wrote Kurt Chandler (March 2001). “His face was burned beyond recognition, his right eye ripped from its socket. Both of his hands were blown away and the bones in his arms shattered. Dozens of metal fragments were shot into his neck and chest, tearing into his windpipe and lungs.” The bombing was a hit gone bad by members of the Outlaws motorcycle gang. Seven murders followed. Police believed the killer was a Waukesha man, but then-Waukesha DA Paul Bucher declined to prosecute.