You may have seen a story earlier this week about the horrific situation created by the woke virtue signalers in Seattle in which woke activists found themselves in a bizarre and blatantly unconstitutional discrimination scheme. The City-sanctioned “Pride” event was caught planning to force white attendees to pay “reparations” fees ranging from $10-50 – simply to punish them for being white.
Why? Ostensibly because some white people in other states – thousands of miles away – owned black slaves more than 150 years ago. They completely disregard the fact that many Native American tribes all across America also practiced slavery, including Chief Seattle right here in Washington State. Will they demand reparations from those races and tribes here in Washington? I doubt it.
Calling punitive pricing based on race “reparations,” doesn’t stop it from being racist! This is an illustration of the new America that the entire pagan left wants to create – one where winners and losers are chosen merely by the color of their skin with no regard for the content of their character. It’s the exact opposite of the world modeled by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Civil Rights Era.
This discrimination scheme wasn’t in a gray area – it was just evil. So, I have to ask the question: why did the Seattle Times sit on this story for so long, completely avoid the obvious systematic racism, and then give the racist behavior positive coverage? Where were KOMO, KIRO, and the other network affiliates?
Would these same media agencies cover this story with the same “kid-glove treatment” if another group demanded reparations from all blacks or Native Americans for some past harm someone did in a faraway land, a long time ago? Again, I doubt it!
Jason Rantz and Q13 were among the very few media influencers who felt that it was necessary to highlight the fact that the City of Seattle allowed a blatantly illegal, racist discrimination scheme to go forward, until the Seattle Times finally wrote about it yesterday.
This event happened on city property, making it subject to the very clear city code governing events on city property:
According to Seattle Municipal Code (18.12.280):
It is unlawful for any person occupying or using any park or recreation facility for any event, activity or exhibition open to the public, whether or not under a permit and whether or not an admission or entrance fee is charged, to deny to any other person the full use and enjoyment of such park and recreation facility because of race…
Clearly, this event’s admission policies were illegal. Despite this, the Seattle Human Rights Commission, a government agency that received a complaint from the organizers of Seattle’s “Pride” events, even defended the reparations policy that stood in clear contrast to city code and anti-discrimination laws. Instead, the quoted the UN Declaration on Human Rights (not the U.S. Constitution, Washington Constitution, State law, or municipal code) as the basis for allowing the discrimination scheme to go forward.
Think about what that means.
The local media kept this entire story quiet because it ruins the narrative of fairness and equality the left claims as their own. Charging white people to attend an event is the opposite of racial equality and it is the definition of systematic racial discrimination. Had no one said anything, it’s possible the scheme would have continued unimpeded.
City Council members, local legislators and councilmembers – all Democrats – have remained almost completely silent, continuing their slow, methodical undermining of the City’s law enforcement apparatus, using racist language to vilify those charged with keeping the streets safe. And for what gain?
They aren’t just promoting these anti-law enforcement, anti-family, anti-equality, and racist messages – they and other candidates are campaigning on them.
Clearly, the City of Seattle practices “systematic racism” and hates white people who, like blacks, Asians, or any other races, have no control over the amount of melanin in their skin and should not be held responsible for something that happened centuries ago.
We must reject the woke racists who run the City of Seattle and install leaders who believe in the wise words of Dr. King, and the teachings of Jesus Christ.