Dispatches from the NW Loony Bin, AKA Seattle

Dispatches from the NW Loony Bin, AKA Seattle

Sometimes it seems like the residents of Seattle are completely detached from reality.  While those of us in the real world are hard at work at our jobs, Seattleites are rallying in the streets, protesting Chase Bank’s “Alleged Fossil-Fuel Investments“.  Please enlighten me.  Why, pray tell, would anyone give a rat’s ass whether a bank has fossil-fuel investments?  The said bank isn’t even headquartered in Seattle!  Maybe what they’re really protesting is the bankruptcy of the Seattle institution, Washington Mutual, in the 2008 financial crisis.  Chase bought WaMu out of bankruptcy, and the locals have never quite forgiven them for it.  But ANY institution with any kind of “fossil-fuel” ties gets protested around here.

And then, there’s the story of employees at Seattle’s second-largest employer, Amazon.com, who are irked by Amazon’s “growing ties to the oil industry“.  Just like with the Google employees’ protesting their employer’s work for the US Military, Amazon employees think it’s actually their business whether Amazon works with the oil industry!  These inmates seem to think they run the asylum.  I sure hope Amazon management lets them know that they do not, and it’s really none of their business who Amazon customers are.  They are just acting like the spoiled brats they are.

In the Dubious Distinction category, Seattle has made the list of the most drunken driving cities.  Maybe the drivers in Seattle get really tired of all the traffic congestion, due to city government’s efforts to get them out of their cars and into government transportation, so they just get drunk.

And, finally, in the Entitled Inmates Thinking They Own the Asylum category, residents of one of the “tiny house villages” for the homeless in Seattle locked out workers from the City government, and employees of the contractor who runs the Village.  These residents think they OWN the place, when they are really living there at the expense of the taxpayers of the city of Seattle.  Oh, I actually think the City Council forgets they are spending the taxpayers’ money, and not their own!

Cutting Off Their Noses to Spite Their Faces (Liberals hurting the groups they claim to support)

Always and everywhere, Liberals and groups like Acorn, claim that they support and work for the little guys, the downtrodden, the discriminated-against, the oppressed, the have-nots of society.  But when it comes right down to it, in the crunch, they favor themselves, and their white liberal cronies in big labor unions and politics, and their actions make their supposedly-favored groups poorer!  THEY are the only ones made richer by their campaigns to improve the lot of black people, and the poor, and women…

Take the case of the world’s largest retailer, Walmart.  It can be reliably shown that, when a Walmart opens in a neighborhood, that store provides entry-level jobs, needed services like banking, money-transfer, and even medical clinics, and low-cost everyday goods that the locals want to buy!  Walmart makes the people in their communities happier!  Yet, because they are unfriendly to Big Labor (since unionizing would result in loss of their low-income customers due to higher prices), White Liberal activist groups have succeeded in keeping Walmart out of many large cities.  This article recently on another WordPress blog (24/7 Wall Street), details large cities without Walmart.  Liberals SAY they want to help the poor, but their actions prove otherwise.

Earlier this year, a community organizing group in Portland, Oregon managed to drive away the independent supermarket, Trader Joe’s.  They claimed that the chain was not friendly to black people.  But if you asked the people actually living in the neighborhood, they would have LOVED to have Trader Joe’s nearby.  The activist group is wary of “gentrification”, which actually means improving living conditions in rundown neighborhoods; so those neighborhoods simply continue to deteriorate.  So the black people in Portland have been denied a grocery store in their neighborhood, not by “The Man”, but by their own black race-hustlers.  Are they better off? NO!

This recent story is not in the US, but Vladimir Putin’s thugs in Russia, in order to hit back at the US and Europe for supporting sanctions against them (based on the Ukraine situation), will ban imports of US and European agricultural and other goods.   Once again, those who suffer will not be the US or Western Europe, but the people of Russia, again demonstrating that those who are in power often have only their own welfare at heart, not those of their own people.

Oppressed peoples of the world, open your eyes!  See who really has your interests at heart!  Not the Community Activists, or the NAACP, or the Labor Unions, who have their own interests at heart, and only want more power over you.  The Conservative movement, who believes that each person should be able to make his own choices, to shop where he wants, and eat what he wants (not what Michelle Obama says he should eat), and get his children a good education.  We are the ones with YOUR interests at heart.