This Has Gone Beyond Liberal – The Definition of Insanity
Is this extreme liberal thought or a question of mental health?
A Seattle city council member who encouraged protesters to form up the “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest” (CHOP), formerly the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” (CHAZ), and gave demonstrators her key to city hall so that they could “occupy” that building as well, now claims a CHOP shooting that left one protester dead and one in critical condition could be a “right-wing attack.”
In a statement released late Saturday, Kshama Sawant expresses her condolences to the CHOP community and doubles down on demands to “defund the police,” even though violence inside the “cop-free” CHOP has increased markedly over the past week according to long-term residents, who now say they no longer feel safe with the ongoing protest.
“Our deepest condolences go out to the loved ones of the black protester who was tragically killed this morning by gunfire at the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP),” Sawant said. “Socialist Alternative and I stand in solidarity with the family and friends of the victim, and with the injured protester now in the hospital, as well as with all community members and fellow activists.”
She then goes on to claim that the attack shows signs of a “right-wing” plot.
“We need immediate solidarity with the protest at the CHOP, and unity in our movement against reactionary violence. Our movement refuses to be intimidated.”
Aside from Sawant, no other official has accused right-wing saboteurs of the melee that broke out inside CHOP in the early hours of Saturday morning. Details are scarce, of course, because CHOP “residents” formed a mob, preventing law enforcement officials from attending to the victims or investigating the shooting.
Sawant, though, is clear that she wants the real culprit behind Saturday’s shooting — President Donald Trump — investigated and punished for his role in the “attack.”
“It is no accident that right-wing hate and violence has grown dramatically with Donald Trump in the White House. If this killing turns out to be a right-wing attack, President Trump bears direct responsibility, since he has fomented reactionary hatred specifically against the peaceful Capitol Hill occupation, and even threatened to intervene with federal troops,” Sawant wrote.
Two years ago, President Trump was ridiculed for predicting the Woke Taliban would not stop with the destruction of Confederate statues.
The National Review’s Rich Lowry reassured us we were stupid alarmists for fearing the Woke Taliban would target the Founding Fathers as soon as they were done with Confederate statues:
“Conservatives tend to come down the same way. They reflexively oppose politically correct campaigns to track down and destroy anything giving offense. They fear where the slippery slope of a campaign of woke iconoclasm will lead—first it’s Jefferson Davis, then Thomas Jefferson, finally George Washington. They value tradition, and Confederate statues have been part of the landscape of American cities for decades now, and they worry we are trashing part of our history. This impulse, though, is a mistake.”
Lowery published it five days ago.
Not five years ago.
Not five months ago.
Not five weeks ago.
He wrote that five days ago, on June 17.
Could these Never Trump elites be any more clueless. Actually, they’re not clueless. They knew Trump was correct in 2017, but they also know what they are required to say if they want to keep the grift alive.
Almost exactly three years ago, Trump warned us that if we remained silent as the Woke Taliban targeted Confederate statues, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson would be next…
Of course, he was right. Everyone knew he was right. But the Never Trump cucks howled with laughter, the media declared him an alarmist and conspiracy theorist, and Hollywood heaped on the ridicule.
Leading Market News
A global crunch for U.S. dollars that was a hallmark of the early moments of the coronavirus crisis appears to have passed, the latest milestone in a remarkable turnaround in financial conditions engineered by the Federal Reserve and other top central banks.
Data from the Fed on Thursday showed its peer banks around the world this week tapped it for the fewest dollars in nearly three months, and it was the main factor driving a surprise reduction in the Fed’s $7 trillion balance sheet – the first since February and the largest since the waning days of the financial crisis more than a decade ago.
The balance of the Fed’s foreign exchange swaps with other central banks dropped by $92 billion as of Wednesday to $352.5 billion from $444.5 billion a week earlier. The total amount outstanding in the swap lines, designed to ease a surge in demand for U.S. currency in the participating banks’ jurisdictions during the early weeks of the crisis, was the lowest since early April.
Coupled with other indications of slackening demand for the Fed’s bevy of emergency liquidity facilities, the reduction in currency swap line usage is for many analysts a sign that global financial markets are returning to near-normal after being upended by the coronavirus outbreak in February and March.
The Back Page
Almost 30 years after hiker Christopher McCandless died in an abandoned 1940s-era bus in the Alaska wilderness, that bus has been airlifted away from its resting place just outside Denali National Park by the Alaska Army National Guard.
The so-called “Magic Bus” had become a dangerous tourist destination deep in Alaska’s interior, about 19 miles down the Stampede Trail. McCandless’ story became particularly famous after it was told in the book “Into the Wild” and a movie by the same name.
The state has conducted at least 15 search operations related to the bus since 2009, according to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources.
Local officials near the bus report rescuing dozens more, and at least two tourists have died there, including Veranika Nikanava, a newlywed from Belarus who was swept away by the same river that prevented McCandless from exiting the area.
McCandless, 24, hitchhiked his way to Alaska, spent the summer in the bus in 1992 and died of starvation after 114 days, when the swollen Teklanika River blocked his return to Healy, the nearest town.