“If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.”
That’s the phrase Seattle radio icon Dori Monson employed in constructing his own temporary shanty in the Eastlake neighborhood of the city in a display of reasonable objection towards the regressive policy enacted by the city to address homeless issues, and the additional financial burden on corporations and residents in funding a putrid cottage industry marked by dirty drug needles and human waste. Currently, Seattle faces an epidemic of bums and tent cities, due the propensity of law makers towards enablement, with the ulterior motive in padding personal offshore bank accounts, while taxing the middle class to oblivion.
Monson and a team of proud non-union nomadic resident technicians, constructed the urban bungalow, complete with walls of spray painted slogans addressing local politicians and the obligatory “stolen” bicycle fronting the property, on a sidewalk in the comfortable shadows of the Bonneville Radio Seattle studios and offices, and awaited the arrival of a law enforcement presence. According to Mynorthwest.com, sure enough, the cops showed up and officially requested that the talk show host remove his temporary residence from the sidewalk in 72 hours, or else. The atypical and efficient police response to Monson’s solitary Hooverville, is a clear indication of the hypocrisy which emanates from city hall. Fortunately, he caught the public officials red-handed in their jilted game of corruption and blatant recklessness in going above the law to address specific scenarios.
It is a known indiscretion that law enforcement officials and city employees ignore the more prevalent and decrepit homeless encampments, and inexplicably allow city campers to construct temporary shacks in high traffic tourists areas. Seattle, formerly known as the Emerald City, now has a global reputation as being a haven for vagrants, and things are not going to improve anytime soon, as the progressive extremist voter continues to elect candidates who are only able to provide a single solution to problems, in raising taxes and increasing civic spending.
The social experiment by Monson clearly illustrates the agenda of the city government to bleed the responsible tax payer dry and allow the poor and the lazy to overrun the downtown corridor. Between the recent council approval of a ridiculous corporate employee head tax, and a ruling by a superior court judge that vehicles can be legally declared a home, the insanity is just beginning.