Seattle- for a few days now, antifa terrorists have occupied 6 square blocks of Seattle and declared it autonomous from the United States. They have setup roadblocks to cordon off their territory and have allegedly begun extorting businesses, according to reports. But to understand what exactly is happening in Seattle, we need to go back to the root of the insurgency.
In 2013, a relatively unknown lawful immigrant from India named Kshama Swant decided that she was going to run for office as a socialist. She was an economic instructor in the city and a member of the Socialist Alternative Party. She had previously run unsuccessfully for the house of representatives but lost. In the race for city council though, she won.
She ran on a far left socialist platform of raising the minimum wage, passing a millionaire’s tax, and pushing for the passage of the now repealed Head Tax on Amazon, the city’s largest employer.
She would say things like “When things are exquisitely beautiful and rare, they shouldn’t be privately owned,” and this appealed to her district voters. Multiple times business leaders came together to try and oust her, but she would soundly defeat challengers.
One thing Kshama admits is that a socialist utopia cannot exist without becoming global. That’s why she wants to expand her socialist system outward, wherever Capitalism is. She used her council position as a podium to bully the already leftist Mayor into passing her socialist party agenda. It worked. And the city came crashing down for it.
Minimum wage laws have caused mass layoffs and inflation in food prices throughout the city. millionaire’s taxes have caused rent prices to spiral upward, and scared away developers from building any more properties in the city.
And homelessness, which she had said she’d eradicate, has gotten so bad that Seattle is now among the leaders in homelessness.
Shortly after all of her policies were enacted that she had promised, the city saw already skyhigh prices soar even more in housing, rent, and food.
And it follows a trend seen in other liberal cities too. A recent study found that the more liberal a city’s policies, the worse it’s homeless rate.
The study also finds that:
9 out of the 10 states with the worst homelessness rates are liberal.
New York City has the worst homelessness rate in America.
San Francisco is a close second.
Since Seattle elected Socialists to office, their homelessness rate has skyrocketed.
As for Kshama Swant, it looks like she’s not going anywhere any time soon. She just defeated her 3rd challenger, winning election for another term.
Now that she’s destroyed her city’s economy, it’s created masses of impoverished workers to support her radical grand agenda of communism nationwide.