Seattle’s much-maligned ideological latticework of the infamous third district is going through a major overhaul, as candidates posture to gain an advantage in the buildup to the odd-year election. The impending fiasco is just another example of how Left coast politics are trendsetting for ideological malaise spreading on a national scale.
The reign of quasi-dictator Kshama Sawant and anti-gun activist is finally over, at least on a municipal level, and while her tenure in imposing draconian legislation was never dull, the decade run effectively damaged certain components of the city permanently and most notably a notable decay in public safety. She announced that she would not seek reelection and now takes the disturbing highway towards political prominence. The news completed a banner 24-hour window of political reshuffling, as New Zealand Prime Minister and extremist Jacinda Ardern proclaimed that she was resigning her seat.
Born out of the destructive zaniness was both CHAZ and CHOP as herself and fellow city council members allowed rioters to seize a good chunk of the neighborhood overlooking the Seattle skyline, and set the anarchists against the police force as the East Precinct building was seized in the dispirit of Black Lives Matter.
The notorious Socialist channeled the essence of early twentieth century activist Emma Goldman, who visited the city in promoting massive labor strikes and chaos. Sawant, led a mob to former Mayor Jenny Durkin’s resident in the 2020 Summer of Love, where four murders occurred in four nights within the specially created demilitarized zone. The liberal press hailed the new territory as a bastion of peace, inclusion, and diversity, while of course ignoring the violence, destruction, and residents caught behind the barrier without access to emergency services.
While Sawant’s legacy will forever be cemented in procedural narcissism, the Marxist demagogue who initially ran on the platform of the people seizing the Boeing plant and turning it into a factory for buses, her ideological aspirations are focused on the state level. In climbing the political escalator, she has opened the door for a harrowing follow-up act to invade city chambers, by handing her district to another radical, depending on the results of polls come November.
Enter into the election arena Joy Hollingsworth, who during a Martin Luther King Day campaign kick0ff, officially introduced herself to voters and the media. Spewing rhetoric and platitudes, the candidate was vague in how she would attempt to solve the city’s glaring issues, including a spiking crime rate, homelessness, high taxes, and a dwindling police force thanks to law enforcement constantly ridiculed or worse.
During the event, Hollingsworth insinuated that identifying as Black and LGTBQ is somehow an actual qualification to be an effective member of the city council, a blatant example of irrelevancy that the Seattle Times embraced in an early ringing endorsement from the left-leaning publication lacking objectivity. Allegedly, being part of a specific demographic group makes one more electable, than a candidate who addresses the needs and concerns of all constituents. The majority of residents in the city probably do not care if a one-legged Asian poly, or a White atheist is sworn into office, as long as the individual governs effectively. However, in the Emerald city’s weird subculture, outliers are embraced over common sense and results, as proven by Sawant being an incumbent and even surviving a recall election.
If Hollingsworth wins her race, quite possibly she could be a competent politician. However, the initial indications point to a scenario where she could be the second coming of Sawant.
The overriding chaos afflicting Seattle is a direct correlation to the competency of leadership, and as with Democratically run cities across the nation, the voters have to look no further than their ballots for the predicament they face. With questionable election practices and results a probable factor in citizens being bombarded by divisive and ineffective candidates, it truly matters who is in charge.
Similar to California, what happens politically in Washington does not always stay there.