August 12, 2017 at 6:45 pm #891731
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.August 13, 2017 at 8:45 am #891746August 14, 2017 at 7:56 am #891838
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)August 16, 2017 at 1:17 am #892068
i don’t think this is something we want to look at
which of course is why we shouldAugust 16, 2017 at 2:13 am #892069
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.August 16, 2017 at 12:19 pm #892106
JanSParticipantAugust 18, 2017 at 5:45 pm #892374
Oh Tina Fey you come through again on SNL summer update this good…..August 19, 2017 at 2:06 pm #892452
JanSParticipantAugust 20, 2017 at 2:13 pm #892513
I would like to think that here we would act more like Boston in dealing with this sort of situation. And let me state my personal belief right up front for those in our community who might disagree. I will absolutely defend the right to free speech, even when I have utter contempt for a speaker’s words but I will not remain silent in the face of what I view as contemptible free speech, for I also have the right to speak freely. I believe that you DO NOT have the right to terrorize/frighten people, you shouldn’t have the right to carry intimidating weapons in your demonstration of free speech and I really chafe at the idea of anyone waving a Nazi flag. The world stopped that despicable movement of hate and slaughter in the 1940s and it appalls me that it is being defended or even tolerated anywhere in our country. Our fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers gave their lives to rid the world of that evil and we shouldn’t have to deal with that again. Ever! I like that those with torches who marched around a Charlottesville church filled with people attending a worship service were called out online and shamed. That was utterly despicable. Good people everywhere need to stand up and say “no, this will not be allowed to take hold in our country.” And leaders who promote, slyly dismiss or turn a blind eye to this kind of hate and intolerance should be thrown out of their leadership. Hats off to Boston! I salute you!
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