You have to give them credit: It is a beautiful piece of fiction politics. The introduction alone is worth the best creative work award of the old Soviet Duma:
In credit to the people who freed Capitol Hill, this list of demands is neither brief nor simplistic. This is no simple request to end police brutality. We demand that the City Council and the Mayor, whoever that may be, implement these policy changes for the cultural and historic advancement of the City of Seattle, and to ease the struggles of its people. This document is to represent the black voices who spoke in victory at the top of 12th & Pine after 9 days of peaceful protest while under constant nightly attack from the Seattle Police Department. These are words from that night, June 8th, 2020.
I swear I could hear the collective gasp of emotion sweeping every l;ittle communist across the land and even all the way to Cuba and Venezuela. Such moving words!
So what they do want? Here are some examples:
1-The Seattle Police Department and attached court system are beyond reform. We do not request reform, we demand abolition.
Nothing new here, right? But see what they are demanding further down the list.
15-We demand autonomy be given to the people to create localized anti-crime systems.
They want to create their own little justice brigades which I assume will be assuming all the functions of Police and the Courts. I think this already existed in the 19th Century under the name ‘Vigilantes,’ ‘Regulators’ and even the good old ‘Night Riders.’ Oh yes, it never ended well for individual rights.
Several other demands are basically payback against the Seattle Police including releasing info on officer accused of police brutality and I am guessing that would be for doxxing and eventual Night Rider visit.
7-We demand a retrial of all People in Color currently serving a prison sentence for violent crime, by a jury of their peers in their community.
Because nothing says “Racial Equality” than have justice proceeding based in the color of the skin.
13-We demand the abolition of imprisonment, generally speaking, but especially the abolition of both youth prisons and privately-owned, for-profit prisons.
I am sure the Antifa Vigilantes will keep the peace and make criminal predators behave with chants and essential oils.
The it gets real stupid: Rent Control, Free College, Free Healthcare and a whole bunch of other stuff. I am amazed they did not demand free booze and cable.
Right about now a City Council is praying the governor has had enough of their shit and decided to take over the city and impose a bit of common sense. By the same toke, the governor must be trying to figure out how to avoid this shitstorm.
And all of us are just ruining the diet chomping down on pop corn.