Could what happened in Charlottesville happen here?

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    the news from Charlottesville is appalling… yet expected.
    How does anyone really think that much hate expressed publicly was going to turn out?

    this is what frightens me so much about those who come onto the forum.. not just expressing an opposing viewpoint but spewing hatred as though that was the norm.

    So.. do we think this could happen here? Would it take much to turn Alki or the Junction into this? What happens if people turned words into deeds?

    we can shake our heads and say West Seattle isn’t welcoming to skinheads and the kkk.. but We as a city are known for the violence of our anarchists. is that any better?

    i think it’s time to take stock before we find ourselves literally living in a war zone.




    So… I kept coming back to this post. After almost a day, the silence is deafening. It’s not an indictment. I don’t know about you, but I am stuck somewhere between…

    a loss of words,
    saying my thoughts that would get me banned from this site, and,
    afraid of my words being hijacked for somebody’s soapbox rant of hate.

    Terrorism (usually uncountable, plural terrorisms)

    1. The deliberate commission of an act of violence to create public fear through the suffering of the victims in the furtherance of a political or social agenda.
    2. The use of unlawful violence against people or property to achieve political objectives.
    3. A form of psychological manipulation through warfare to the purpose of political or religious gains, by means of deliberately creating a climate of fear amongst the inhabitants of a specific geographical region. (Wiktionary)



    i don’t think this is something we want to look at
    which of course is why we should



    Trump himself was afraid to come to Seattle so there’s not much likelihood the alt neo fascists would gather enough pluck to try. There are more people that would jump on that bandwagon here than I would like though. And enough loner misfits that think they can make a name for themselves that we all need to be watchful.


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