“SEATTLE — Six blocks of a Capitol Hill neighborhood — which has now been deemed by protesters to be the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” — or “CHAZ” for short, is being called a “police-free” zone,” KOMO reported on 6.10.2020.
KOMO is the same Seattle-based and award-wining local news source that brought the nation the ground-breaking report “Seattle is Dying” in 2019 that was featured in MHLivingNews. Even KOMO may not have realized what lie ahead in their “dying” city.
“This is the same area where Seattle Police abandoned their East Precinct on Monday. Now, there are no officers in sight. And a group of protesters has put up barriers and set up camp.”
KOMO didn’t note at that point that the Seattle Police were ordered to abandon their station by the city’s “progressive” municipal leaders.
“All around the Seattle Police East Precinct, spray-painted signs show that demonstrators have taken over. The signs read, “Seattle People Department,” and “The Property of the People” and “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone,” to name a few.” KOMO so noted the facts that include socialist catch-phrases and messaging.
Businesses and homeowners take note. The private property of others was allowed to be taken over by that city’s elected leaders.
“Lives taken by police matter,” KOMO reported that Rooks said on 6.11. “All lives matter. Black lives matter. That’s why there are those faces on wall–black lives killed by police.”
“Demonstrators moved into the corner of 12th and Pine and set up food and supply tents. They also set up tents for people to rest in if they’re tired from demonstrating all night. Seattle Public Utilities has been in the area Tuesday and Wednesday.
KOMO’s report added that “The general manager said city crews removed trash from area and portable bathrooms were dropped up Wednesday morning.”
Right-of-center Forbes said on 6.10.2020 that “Protesters in Seattle took over City Hall for about an hour Tuesday night and demanded the resignation of the city’s mayor, Jenny Durkan, hours after a Black Lives Matter group sued the Seattle Police Department, alleging that the city has violated the constitutional rights of demonstrators by using harsh crowd control tactics, in just the latest uproar over the police tactics toward protesters in the two weeks of turmoil following George Floyd’s death.”
“Meanwhile,” said KOMO, “at a press conference Wednesday, the assistant police chief said the closure of East Precinct will not be permanent. Police are looking for ways to get officers back to work inside the East Precinct.
Some businesses and residents tell KOMO News off camera they are worried about their own safety. Others aren’t as concerned.
“(There’s) a lot of mixed emotions going on right now,” said Rooks. “Some people are happy with it; some people aren’t.”
“Vivian Hua is with Northwest Film Forum– just doors away from the Seattle Police East Precinct. The community seemed to be really happy that they were in a space without antagonist police presence or exchanges,” Hua said.
Left-of-center Bloomberg’s Quick Take news featured CHAZ with this summary.
The Post-Millennial editor-at-large Andy Ngo describes on-the-ground in Seattle details of the “anarchy” on the streets. Ngo calmly notes as facts that Antifa, Black Lives Matter are center stage. He says that local political officials lack the will to enforce-the-law. The video by right-of-center Fox News includes clips of stark images by the Post-Millennial of scenes from “CHAZ.”
Ngo said that the messaging is clearly connected to Antifa, they are coming from Antifa connected social media accounts. They are calling for this CHAZ style effort in Seattle to be spread to other cities. “They are not hiding it” said NGO. It is all in plain sight.
For those unfamiliar with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson’s show, the host often uses biting sarcasm to make his points. He is a sort of right-wing answer to leftist HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Seattle PD’s —— spoke on camera about the serious concerns that law Seattle’s law enforcement has.
There are reports of shakedowns of businesses inside “police free” CHAZ. It is hardly peaceful when private property is seized, defaced by protesters, and Mafia style “protection money” is being demanded by members of the group that occupies this part of the city.
Seattle’s King 5 News filed this video report.
Note that the snapshot above spans the left-right media spectrum. Having set the stage with facts and evidence, an analysis is now appropriate.
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On Facebook, a person with ties to manufactured housing said that those in left-leaning or so-called Blue states should leave them for Red states. That might be possible for some. But what about those who have businesses or homes in such areas? For them, simply packing and leaving isn’t quite so easy. Even that person’s FB post indicated what such a move would mean splitting the United States in two. Given the rise of Communist China, and other rivals to American interests – foreign and domestic – allowing a split in the nation would be to invite the literal end of the U.S.
The city government in Seattle is in one of the most “progressive” or left-leaning states in the U.S. Those public officials are routinely backed by campaign money and other support that often flows from some of the most self-proclaimed progressive corporations and billionaires in the country.
Left-of-center Politico reported on August 30, 2016 that George Soros’ money was being used to fund local campaigns. “Democratic mega-donor George Soros has directed his wealth into an under-the-radar 2016 campaign to advance one of the progressive movement’s core goals — reshaping the American justice system.” That report focused on district attorneys noting the candidates had to share his world view. “Soros has spent on district attorney campaigns in Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas through a network of state-level super PACs and a national “527” unlimited-money group, each named a variation on “Safety and Justice.””
Fast-forward to November 5, 2019 and the National Police nonprofit. “Today, Soros supports candidates for public prosecutor’s offices who are anti-police. He funds them through massive donations to a collection of charities paradoxically called Open Society Foundations. Newsmax.com reported Soros has donated some 45% of his net worth to socialistic causes.”
As one of the richest people on earth, giving away 45 percent of your fortune to support socialistic causes is an enormous amount of money. But local DAs are not the only ones getting the Soros largess. Nor is Soros alone. As MHProNews has documented in reports like the one below, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and others among America’s top billionaires are openly supporting left-wing causes. This isn’t speculation. It is well documented by sources that span the left-right divide.
It is important to note that revolts have occurred in the United States since early on in the history of the American Republic. Shays’ Rebellion, the Whiskey Rebellion and the Civil War are but two of several such examples. Some such efforts began “peacefully,” but often ended in bloodshed.
MHProNews and MHLivingNews has periodically spotlighted such historical precedents in periodic reports over the years. Riots and revolts over the years in the U.S. are often tied to issues such as affordable housing, jobs and wealth inequality. Understanding that history is important, as Democratic House Majority Whip James Clyburn (SC-D) has correctly observed. One can be a Democrat, Republican or independent to see the wisdom of his statement on 2.29.2020, “We study history in order to understand the present and to prepare for the future. Because anything that’s happened before can happen again.”
CHAZ is the full flowering of the nexus of years of leftist cultural, educational, media, corporate, nonprofit, and political efforts. The self-identification of these occupiers of CHAZ with Black Lives Matter and Antifa are no accident. These are not incidental. It was the late Democratic Senator William Proxmire that said one must follow the money and recall that there are no coincidences.
These are challenges to the system that was established when America’s second constitution, the one the USA currently operates under, replaced the Articles of Confederation that was our nation’s first and ineffective constitution. An often cited account has it that a woman asked Benjamin Franklin as he emerged from the discussions that produced the current U.S. Constitution. The woman asks, “…what form of government have you given us?” Franklin replied, “A republic, ma’am, if you can keep it.”
A republic has democratic features to it, meaning citizens vote for elected representatives. But a republic stresses the supremacy of law as the institutional protector of human and property rights. Some rights can’t be taken by a mere majority rule is a fundamental notion of a republic. If a mere ‘democratic’ majority could take by a vote your or someone else’s property, then freedom, life and other liberties are also in question. The Latin root of “republic” is “res publica” – meaning “the things of the people.” Jefferson and the founders who enacted the Declaration of Independence, per the federal Archives website, wrote that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Wikipedia and other sources remind us that the previous phrase to that version was the right to “life, liberty, and property.” If a mob, the strong, better armed, or those with more political, organizational, or legal clout can deprive someone “of life, liberty or property” then the fundamental building blocks for free enterprise cease to exist.
The food and drink in Seattle’s CHAZ are not free. Someone has paid for it. That loose organization that is using Antifa and BLM talking points were paid for by billionaires and others.
What is occurring in Seattle’s CHAZ is a negation of property rights, which is so common with socialist movements. Bear in mind that those in CHAZ are openly calling for spreading that to other American cities.
A report on 1430 AM on 6.11.2020 said that the Trump Administration has given Seattle 96 hours to fix what is wrong in their city. If they don’t dismantle CHAZ by then, reportedly federal officials are going to act in some form or fashion to restore property rights and civic order. That fits with a presidential tweet which was met with this fascinating reply from Seattle’s mayor.
But all of this must be understood through the lens of who is paying for it and why? Why would billionaires and corporations pay – through documented and traceable means – for efforts that break down civic order?
Part of the answer lies in history. The Gilded Age and the era of America’s Robber Barons was also dominated by a relative small group of ultra-rich that dominated politics. They used monopolies of the railroads and other institutions to squeeze the common person out of ever-greater share of their farm produce or other forms of legal livelihoods.
American history isn’t as pristine as some on the right want to believe, but nor is it as horrible as some on the far left want to paint it either. American history – as is true of other places and times – is a reflection of the effort of often a small group of people to dominate a majority.
Socialism is not the opposite of Capitalism. That’s a false choice. Ironically, both socialism and capitalism are terms coined by Karl Marx, who authored Das Kapital, the “Communist Manifesto” in the mid-1800s.
Socialism is a step on the path toward communism. Socialist and communist states, university-level reports have stressed, have cost the lives of an estimated 100 million people.
That previous report built upon and was followed by others, including this reminder that America experimented with socialism decades before the Declaration of Independence and even more years before Marx’s infamous book.
Socialism doesn’t work. In the modern era, Venezuela is a nearby reminder that socialism doesn’t work. Despite over a century of evidence, the people of CHAZ are trying it on for size anyway. How is that possible? Before socialism, Venezuela was one of the most prosperous countries in South America. Now, it is an economic basket case, with hundreds of thousands fleeing and even more starving.
Several of America’s institutions have been eroded from within, largely by leftists. The evidence from research reflects that they are routinely supported by billionaires and their corporate interests. That is not to say that every corporation is bad or that every billionaire is evil. But it is to stress that some have taken a long-term view and have shown themselves at this time by paying publicly for movements that undermine American civil or religious liberties. They are undermining small business and private property rights. Evidence is found at this link here on the runaway most read report in June 2020, found at the link below. Another related top report is the one linked below.
What these events hold in common is their funding from sources and the mantra stated by Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals student Rahm Emanuel. Each crisis is a reason to attempt to promote their agenda.
CHAZ is the manifestation of the new feudalism that voices across the left-right divide have warned against. Indeed, some in media have described what is developing in CHAZ as a kind of feudalistic society.
In 1968, the late Democratic President Lyndon Banes Johnson riots were stopped by the use of military force. Why is President Donald J. Trump being framed in dark terms by many in media when LBJ was celebrated for restoring law and order? The late Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent troops into Little Rock, AR to integrate the schools. Why is it that so few in history mark the Republican efforts for creating a more just society? Note that question is posed by an independent.
Roy Douglas “Doug” Wead is described by Wikipedia as “a conservative commentator and writer. He has written over ten books.” Wead’s website says Wead “is the author of more than thirty books,” many of them clearly tied to history. On Brian Kilmeade’s radio show this morning, Wead pointed out that “small businesses were set free” by President Trump’s deregulation efforts, which mitigated against monopolists who favor heavy regulation. That’s a point that MHProNews has periodically stressed through quotes and reports like the ones that follow. The rationale for having produced such reports and quotes are now becoming evident.
COVID19 and certain Democratic leaders, said Wead, have been trying to “kill this economy get rid of this president.” He pointed out, as MHProNews has for years, that slavery and indentured servitude has been an issue that crosses racial lines. Wead mentioned that there have been more non-African slaves than African slaves in world history. The very word “slaves,” said Wead, comes from the word Slavs, which were white Eastern Europeans. MHProNews has pointed to other research that numbers of whites that came to the British colonies that became the U.S. as indentured servants, a time-limited form of slavery.
Misunderstanding, ignorance of, or the twisting of history has significant consequences. The rise of socialism in America could only occur through a de facto propaganda campaign that often occurs in state funded universities and is supported by cultural influences. Each of those are routinely connected with the same big money sources that have supported Black Lives Matter, Antifa and far-leftist local public officials.
Nearly 2/3rds of Americans oppose defunding police, says a new ABC News/Ipsos poll this morning reported by left-of-center ABC radio news. Most Hispanics oppose the move, per that survey, but blacks narrowly support that move, per ABC News.
“In the poll, which was conducted by Ipsos in partnership with ABC News using Ipsos’ Knowledge Panel, nearly three in four white Americans and 57% of Hispanics are against defunding the police, and two-thirds of whites and 58% of Hispanics oppose moving budgets elsewhere.
Similar to black Americans, Democrats stand as the lone faction among the political tribes that approve by a majority of defunding the police (55%) and redirecting it to mental health, housing and education programs (59%).”
Left of center NBC News reported on “President Trump participating in a roundtable in Dallas, Texas, on race relations and policing” in Dallas which featured more black leaders than whites.
When Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Chicago, Seattle, New York City and other cities – are routinely run by Democrats who were often supported by deep pocket leftists millionaires, billionaires and their corporate, nonprofit and media interests.
In February 2019, President Trump said that socialism is about power not equality. This absolutely impacts independent businesses and freedom loving Americans.
As Tucker Carlson observed recently, there is “always an angle” that the deep pocket leftists have. They posture one thing, but are doing the opposite. They have routinely supported or de facto run the cities and states where the most unrest tends to exist.
It is 144 days to the November 3, 2020 election. It is difficult for some to understand just how much the Big Lie, spin, cultural, educational, and emotional manipulation has impacted our nation.
But the evidence is there for those who seek it. This isn’t a left-right issue. It is a truth and falsehood issue. Socialism doesn’t work. The choice isn’t between socialism and capitalism, those are Marxist talking points. Rather, the choice is between America’s vision of free enterprise and the types of equal rights that a republic protect.
On 1430 AM today, the statement was made that an estimated 40 percent of black-owned businesses that have been looted, burned, or otherwise shut down by the BLM and Antifa types of civil unrest issues won’t re-open. Note that the U.S. Chamber has oddly understated the impact of COVID19 and other closures. Frankly, the reason for MHProNews featuring the big-business dominated U.S. Chamber survey was precisely to spotlight how information from big business and their allies have and can be manipulated.
Only clarity on what is right and wrong, what is true and untrue can unravel the tragic manipulation of the American Dream that have been put on showcase in 2020. Too few are calling this what it is. An open conspiracy to undermine America from within. It is clearly willing to foment revolution, as CHAZ and the anarchist backed rioting in other cities have demonstrated.
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Programming note. MHProNews is in the process of revamping our industry-leading x2 weekly emailed headline news updates. The revisions should be completed by late June or early July. Watch for it.
Without an eye on history, unless a careful sifting of the facts are applied, there are decades of evidence of millions being manipulated. The report below documents from sources across the left-right divide how manipulation and the Big Lie has been and continues to be deployed.
Update: Joseph Klien at Capital Research narrates the video posted on their Twitter feed on June 4, 2020. That was a few days before Seattle’s CHAZ was declared. The one caveat one might add to this is that the better terminology isn’t ‘capitalism,’ because that is what Buffett, Bezos, Gates, Soros, Bloomberg et al are. The capitalists are documented – see the respective linked reports – to be fine with supporting socialist agendas. Free enterprise is the preferred term. That said, here is their video.
— Capital Research (@capitalresearch) June 4, 2019
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