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Seattle fire station to become “community center for black residents”

The return of segregation! The Democratically-controlled city of Seattle has decided to bow to demands from a black supremacy group and give that group control over a fire station, making it a “community center for black residents”.

“We at the City of Seattle understand the urgency behind making bold investments in the Black community and increasing community ownership of land in the Central District,” the city wrote. “The City believes in the vision behind the William Grose Center for Cultural Innovation and we remain committed to making the transfer of Fire Station 6 to the community a reality.”

“We have received Africatown’s list of community requests along with a longer list of asks from other black-led organizations. Deputy Mayor Shefali Ranganathan has already met with the King County Equity Now coalition and, on behalf of Mayor Durkan, she will be working with Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development to work on next steps with the community,” it added.

Based on everything I can gather, this new “community center” will be for blacks only. Gee, wasn’t the whole point of the civil rights movement to no longer exclude people based on their skin color?

No matter. This policy of race-based segregation is merely the Democratic party going back to its roots. The only difference is that, unlike in the past when they favored whites and oppressed blacks, they are now favoring blacks and oppressing whites. Seems like a wonderful reason to vote for them, right, Seattle?

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10 comments

  • Dick Eagleson

    Given that TV creator-producer-mogul Shonda Rhimes – who is black – has two currently running shows with a Seattle setting (hospital drama Grey’s Anatomy and firehouse drama Station 19), one wonders if either show will feature future episodes based on CHAZ and the rest of the current lunacy going on in the Emerald City despite the obvious dramatic potential represented for both shows. Station 19, which is about a Seattle F.D. firehouse, would seem particularly obtuse if it simply ignored the takeover of an entire Seattle F.D. station. It’s going to be interesting to see if even approximate versimilitude or “racial solidarity”(e.g., self-censorship) wins out here – though I have a pretty good idea which it will be.

    A more or less fictional Seattle, with its current travails entirely ignored, certainly has precedent in the left-fantasy world of network TV. The West Wing, after all, was pretty much an alternate-universe leftist-feel-good portrayal of Washington, D.C. and the U.S. in general that got a lot of libs through the actual George W. Bush administration. Perhaps Shonda Rhimes will be the Aaron Sorkin of the 2020s with her Seattle-set shows?

  • John

    It’s OK that it’s a separate community center, as long as it’s equal.

    Sounds like a great idea, they should do it with all the fire stations in the city. What could go wrong?

  • wodun

    It is just a way to funnel taxpayer money to Democrat party activists. It’s all a scam.

  • Col Beausabre

    Stupid question time. Who are they going to blame when someone is burnt to death because the local fire house is closed and the nearest fire company gets to the scene too late to rescue the victim from a burning building….Oh, yes, how stupid of me, my white privilege blinded me to the fact it will obviously be the fault of the inherently racist white race, especially the Jews

  • Max

    So they not only took over a fire house, but the budget that runs and pays firefighters for the fire house as well?
    I suppose the new “black panther revolutionaries” need a base of operations somewhere. I give it a month before someone burns it down or blows themselves up.
    Is Leland Yee still providing all the military hardware? Did he ever go to prison for selling automatic weapons and shoulder fire missiles to the FBI? Or is he still the number two guy in California politics… after all, he won the Brady bill award for his burdensome second amendment laws he passed.

  • Col Beausabre

    “Leland Yin Yee (Chinese: 余胤良; pinyin: Yú Yìnliáng, born November 20, 1948) is a convicted felon and former Democratic California State Senator for District 8, which when he was elected, covered parts of San Francisco and the Peninsula. In 2015, Yee pleaded guilty to felony racketeering charges for money laundering, public corruption, gun trafficking, and bribery..

    Yee was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on March 26, 2014 on charges related to public corruption and gun trafficking — specifically buying automatic firearms and shoulder-launched missiles from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), an Islamist extremist group located in the southern Philippines and attempting to re-sell those weapons to an undercover FBI agent, as well as accepting a $10,000 bribe from an undercover agent in exchange for placing a call to the California Department of Public Health regarding a contract at the organization.[2]

    Yee was a vocal advocate for gun control, both before and while engaged in gun running. During sentencing, Federal District Judge Charles Beyer called Yee’s actions “vile” and the arms dealings particularly “hypocritical” given the politician’s history of gun control.[36] In 2006 Yee was named to the Gun Violence Prevention Honor Roll by the Brady Campaign for his efforts that included co-authoring a first-in-the-nation bill to require new semiautomatic handguns be equipped with ballistics identification technology known as micro-stamping.[37] In May 2012, together with Kevin de León, Yee proposed legislation to ban any semi-automatic rifle that used a bullet button that makes the rifle a “fixed magazine rifle.” SB 249 would ban conversion kits and rifles. According to his press release, “Absent this bill, California’s assault weapon ban is significantly weakened. For the safety of the general public, we must close this loophole.”[38] Yee is quoted as saying, “It is extremely important that individuals in the state of California do not own assault weapons. I mean that is just so crystal clear, there is no debate, no discussion.”
    That’s one way to eliminate the competition…..

    He served 4 years out of a 5 year sentence

    To quote Mark Twain, “We have the best politicians money can buy”

  • wayne

    Dick-
    Great stuff, as usual. (Do you write for a living?)

    John/wodun-
    Good stuff, I concur.

    Max-
    good stuff.
    Some Adult in Seattle, needs to turn off the electricity, stop sewer/water, shut off the cable/internet wired service, and turn off the cell tower for this imaginary ‘democratic peoples autonomous Lord of the Flies, Occupy Some-Thing, burg, zone,’ like’ yesterday.

    Col Beausabre-
    thanks for that info, I vaguely recall that guy.

  • TL

    Pre-Wuhan Flu I worked in downtown Seattle, but don’t live there. So here’s this “kind of local’s” view of the current Seattle mess….

    There are huge amounts of local politics going on behind the scenes right now between Mayor Jenny Durkan and parts of the city council centered on Kshama Sawant. Mayor Jenny is a pretty traditional tax and spend liberal who mostly seems to want to keep the gravy train flowing. Councilwoman Kshama on the other hand is a socialist and former member of the American Communist Party who really does seem to believe in a coming workers revolution. These women don’t seem to like each other much and have publicly been at odds since the Amazon Tax fiasco. When the first riot happened, Kshama started taking every opportunity to throw fuel on the fire, enhance the chaos, and amplify it in the national press. That makes the mayor’s office (including police and fire chiefs) look incompetent and wins her points with the Seattle crazies (aka her base). The press amplification is making some of this seem much bigger than it is.

    The CHAZ / CHOP or whatever they want to call themselves is essentially the Occupy protests all over again. Most of the area they’ve taken over is a large city park normally filled with homeless and on weekends whatever the protest du jour happens to be. The barricades and emptying of the police precinct are new touches, but that area is typically entertaining some sort of protest every weekend during the summer.

    Closing of Fire Station 6 for use as a black community center is more hype than story. There has been talk of consolidating some of the Seattle Fire Stations for several years now. Seattle has converted some of the downtown streets to transit / emergency vehicles only. That hoses up regular traffic, but does give quicker response times for fire vehicles so their stations can be farther apart. Fire Station 6 is 1.6 miles from the recently remodeled and expanded Fire Station 10 (which itself is 0.5 miles from Fire Station 1). Converting it to a community center was probably one of the options in the city plan anyway. Demographics of that area are heavily black, so the reality is it would be a “black community center” regardless of what they called it.

  • TL: Thank you for the local details. Very helpful.

    I should note that a community center used primarily by locals who happen to be black is not the same as a community center devoted exclusively to blacks (which is what the press story suggested this fire station was going to become). The bigotry inherent in the latter was the main point of my post.

  • Cotour

    Black lives matter, literally.

    “Black Lives Matter” and what that organization and those that are following it brings to the table however is something entirely different and at another level.

    One is a rational concerned human expression, and the other is a Marxist / anti American / anti Constitutional organization that seeks to leverage every unfortunate abuse of power involved in America into pushing their Marxist / anti American / anti Constitutional destroy the system agenda.

    And some people, most well meaning and concerned, can not understand or make the distinction between the two.

    All will be revealed.

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