Quick Takes – The New Lawless Wastelands: Minneapolis; Seattle, Portland

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.

     The focus this time: False utopias and their inevitable consequences.

     First, a little mood music:

     Minneapolis’s “no go zone”/”autonomous zone” where only the hell of “Social Justice” reigns supreme is so bad, that the zone’s enforcers are keeping out inquiring eyes.

     Even though they try to hide how much of a hellhole this “zone” is, the news is getting out, from people getting killed to those under occupation crying out for help.

     CHAZ/CHOD in Seattle, just keeps on coming back like a recurring sexually transmitted disease.

“Seattle police were scheduled to sweep through Cal Anderson Park Wednesday morning. Instead, they city put the sweep on hold because a homeless person who has been living in the park filed a request for a restraining order. The city wanted to wait for the judge to issue his decision before moving forward. Yesterday the judge did issue his decision, refusing to issue a restraining order.


“So Cal Anderson Park has now been cleared. Unfortunately, yesterday some of the anarchists from the park took over a nearby unoccupied house that is just down the street.”

     And, of course, there were “demands”:

     Out: Pirates of the Caribbean.

     In: Pirates of the Columbia River.

“In addition to being an eyesore for people on the bridge, the site has become a location connected to frequent thefts from other residents of Hayden Island. In fact, that’s where this group of homeless people picked up their nickname.

“‘The Pirates of the Columbia,’ said Carol Kersley whose boat was stolen, ‘because they steal anything that’s not nailed down.’

“Earlier this month KATU did a story about the situation. The leader of a group called the Waterfront Organizations of Oregon told the channel, ‘The pirates raid our communities. They threaten our people. They steal our property.’ He added, ‘This has got to come to an end.’”


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