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The radical left-wing militia of anarchists that took over the Seattle City Hall this week released its long list of demands Wednesday to return its newly-established “autonomous zone” on Capitol Hill back to the public.
Among them include the total abolition of the city’s police force, the blanket exoneration of felons, explicit segregation in hospitals and schools, and mandatory re-education of teachers and public servants to adhere to the new world order after ousting the progressive mayor.
For those doubting whether protestor calls to “defund police” mean what the two words say it means, the Seattle demonstrators could not have been more clear.
“The Seattle Police Department and attached court system are beyond reform,” they wrote. “We do not request reform. We demand abolition… This means 100% of funding, including existing pensions for Seattle Police” (emphasis theirs).
The protestors seem to have already born the fruit of their new lawless community, where homeless people they invited reportedly stole their food.
In the meantime, the anarchic “social justice warriors” are demanding a complete ban on the use of force of any kind, enhanced reparations for police brutality, the destruction of the prison system, and the doxxing of law enforcement officers accused of using excessive force. Given the erosion of presumptive innocence under the #MeToo Movement, one could imagine what could go wrong.
In the absence of law enforcement, the Seattle rioters are insisting that replacing an ordered society with a socialist utopia will provide the exultant cure to the dark racist empire’s perilous ills featuring a new 21st century era of segregation.
We demand that the funding previously used for Seattle Police be redirected into: A) Socialized Health and Medicine for the City of Seattle. B) Free public housing, because housing is a right, not a privilege. C) Public education, to decrease the average class size in city schools and increase teacher salary. D) Naturalization services for immigrants to the United States living here undocumented. (We demand they be called “undocumented” because no person is illegal.) E) General community development. Parks, etc.
Add to that free college, extreme rent controls, affirmative action for black-owned businesses and radical re-education for those working in schools, medical care, or media masked as “anti-bias training.”
If the protestor demands sound familiar, that’s because they are. The radical re-education efforts are reminiscent of attempts in communist regimes like those of China and the Soviet Union to force its people into submission by regulating free thought to a totalitarian government cementing an authoritarian grip on power. The United States is now in the midst of its own cultural revolution brought about by decades of raising aggressively woke children through left-wing academia now permeating across mainstream institutions joining the movement. The Occupy Wall Street movement ten years ago foreshadowed the new cultural civil war that was inevitably to come.
Look no further than the nation’s preeminent legacy paper, the New York Times, cowering down to its own woke staff by apologizing for publishing a well-reasoned op-ed from a sitting U.S. senator while ousting the responsible editor in the process. Or HBO’s decision announced Tuesday to rip the 1939 classic “Gone with the Wind” from its library. Or NPR’s call to “decolonize” one’s patriotic book shelf (i.e., burn the books). Or the New York Times’s 1619 Project imposing a new curriculum on the nation’s schools to dramatically rewrite American history as one that is irredeemably racist built for the sole purpose of oppressing black people.
As the nation topples statues and purges history while policing dissenters, empowered activists across the country will no doubt join the mob. Already in Minneapolis, the city council announced it had a veto-proof majority to completely dismantle its police department tasked with protecting nearly half a million residents. City Council President Lisa Bender meanwhile, brushed off concerns over the absence of public safety as individuals needing to check their “privilege.”
Make no mistake, the nation has gone mad, setting up this November’s elections as a contest between total anarchy and law and order.