Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large is asking whether a violent uprising is on the horizon to fix the socio-economic inequality now experienced in the Jet City and elsewhere, while political reporter Jim Brunner gently wonders whether the Democrat establishment has a double standard about sexual misconduct scandals now in the headlines.
Liberals plotting a revolution have a problem because it’s the conservatives who seem to be better armed. The city’s gun violence tax has simply sent gun owners outside the city to buy firearms and ammunition. The far left members of the city council evidently didn’t think that one through.
As for double standards when talking about Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore versus how Seattle’s Democrat establishment was largely silent when allegations about former-Mayor Ed Murray’s problems with young men, the joke is that if it weren’t for the double standard, liberal Democrats would have no standards at all. Many want Moore to step out of the election campaign, while wanting Sen. Al Franken to stay in office. The “but that’s different” explanation doesn’t pass the smell test.
Brunner summed it up thusly:
“Yet this spring and summer, as four men came forward to publicly accuse Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of raping them or paying them for sex as teenagers, those same politicians remained mostly quiet about their fellow Democrat.
“Like many in the city’s liberal political establishment, they never publicly sought Murray’s resignation…
“The arguable double standard has not gone unnoticed in local political circles, where some are rethinking their response to the Murray scandal.”
But “rethinking” is not much of an effort. Will these same people “rethink” their stubborn loyalty toward Bill Clinton during the now-infamous “bimbo eruptions” of a generation ago, when the then-president was impeached in the House of Representatives? They are pretty good at retrospect; hindsight is not only 20/20, it’s a lot safer and politically correct.
With Sunday’s death of murder mastermind Charles Manson, people can no longer quip that if Manson ran for mayor in Seattle as a Democrat, he’d get elected.
Large’s column about an uprising is getting a lot of reader feedback, not only in the Times’ reader response section but also on Facebook. The consensus among gun owners about a liberal uprising seems to be “Bring it.”
Unintentionally, these newspaper articles paint an unflattering portrait of a city whose establishment seems to be struggling to find a conscience while failing to see that while its boom town mentality may provide a gravy train for some people, others are being left at the train station.
A real uprising in Seattle would see voters wise up and throw out the “leaders” whose policies created the mess they’re now experiencing.
Genuine “rethinking” would include not merely tossing such people out of office, but never putting them in office in the first place.