There are two very different stories being told about those contested six blocks in Seattle. It’s either a block party or a dangerously lawless environment. Who’s telling the truth?
Listening to the likes of Seattle’s mayor on the networks, you might think this is a reenactment of 1969’s ‘Summer Of Love’. It’s just some peace-loving hippies who don’t mean anyone any harm. Or something like that.
This exchange actually happened on CNN about #CHAZ…….
Chris Cuomo: How long do you think Seattle in those few blocks looks like this?
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D): I don't know. We could have the summer of love! pic.twitter.com/ApIDfMN9RD
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) June 12, 2020
Peaceful? Summer of Love?
Are you sure about that?
"Rapes, robberies, and all sorts of violent acts have been occurring in the area…” @carmenbest
Certainly a new definition of “peaceful” if you ask us.
— Washington State GOP (@WAGOP) June 12, 2020
For such a ‘loving’ group, they aren’t particularly friendly… not even to the very group that voluntarily stood down and let them take over the place.
I left America and went to the #CHAZ today. I watched as the Police tried to walk to the East Precinct that is still blocked off and abandoned. The officers were forcefully pushed back by “peaceful” protestors. @MayorJenny and @JayInslee are lying about the situation in Seattle https://t.co/cIlhRPYyfP
— Caleb Heimlich (@CalebHeimlich) June 12, 2020
Someone there was accused of stealing a cellphone. Here’s how they handled that allegation. (Note: the cellphone wasn’t stolen, it was later found in another location)
I wonder what the 'residents' of CHAZ would say if a police officer put a bat to someone's face and interrogated them on the spot over an alleged act of thievery…
— TwitchyTemplar (@TwitchyTemplar) June 12, 2020
Threatening an innocent accused guy that you’ll him with a bat? Sounds super-peaceful. Nope, not authoritarian at ALL…
Truly they are patriots on the side of angels.
And about the rapes and robberies?
We would point to them as early indicators of the failure of anarchy as a model of governance. They would shrug and ignore them. What other options are there? They want to abolish prison, don’t they? Unless they’re bringing back physical deterrents like public whipping or the stockade to replace them, it’s hard to imagine what deterrent they could offer to strong people preying on weak people.
…and who would enforce such rules?
…and what if they have to use force to make the unwilling comply?
Suddenly, we’re all right back where we started, aren’t we? Just like Orwell warned us we would be, had they bothered to read ‘Animal Farm’.