SLEEPLESS in SEATTLE

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by TEXnSEATTLE, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    San Francisco is legislating that both Abraham Lincoln and George Washington were racists and their names cannot allowed to be associated with any schools in the San Francisco Bay area.
     
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  2. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    Antifa is STILL terrorizing Seattle (and Portland) breaking into buildings and destroying property well after Biden took office
    Or as one poster explained it, "just like a street fair".
    How long can these people pretend to themselves?
     
  3. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Well, the city can’t control what happens in rest of the Bay Area.
     
  4. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Was there a significant turnover at City Hall in Seattle this last election? I would think a large % of people would be sick of their once-awesome city being turned into a sh!thole.
     
  5. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    Was there a significant turnover at City Hall in Austin this last election?
     
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  6. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Many of the govt's in the surrounding communities are even worse than the city govt
     
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  7. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    In the end, the revolutionaries always end up eating their own. It is inevitable

     
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  8. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 10,000,000+ Posts

    I'd actually read that article if I didn't have to subscribe but I can only imagine it's pretty cringe worthy.
     
  9. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    It's right out of Orwell

    Three weeks ago I processed the Capitol insurrection with my high school students. Rallying our inquiry skills, we analyzed the images of that historic day, images of white men storming through the Capitol, fearless and with no forces to stop them. “This,” I said, “is white supremacy, this is white privilege. It can be hard to pinpoint, but when we see, it, we know it.”

    Across our Zoom screen, they affirmed, with nods, thumbs-ups, and emojis of anger and frustration. Fast-forward two weeks as we analyzed images from the inauguration, asking again, “What do we see?” We saw diversity, creativity and humanity, and a nation embracing all of this and more. On the day of the inauguration, Bernie Sanders was barely on our radar. The next day, he was everywhere.

    “What do we see?” I asked again. We’ve been studying diversity and discrimination in the United States; my students were ready. What did they see? They saw a white man in a puffy jacket and huge mittens, distant not only in his social distancing, but in his demeanor and attire.

    We took in the meaning of the day, the vulnerability of democracy, the power of ritual, traditions and the peaceful transition of power.

    We talked about gender and the possible meanings of the attire chosen by Vice President Kamala Harris, Dr. Jill Biden, the Biden grandchildren, Michelle Obama, Amanda Gorman and others. We referenced the female warriors inspiring these women, the colors of their educational degrees and their monochromatic ensembles of pure power.

    And there, across all of our news and social media feeds, was Bernie: Bernie memes, Bernie sweatshirts, endless love for Bernie. I puzzled and fumed as an individual as I strove to be my best possible teacher. What did I see? What did I think my students should see? A wealthy, incredibly well-educated and -privileged white man, showing up for perhaps the most important ritual of the decade, in a puffy jacket and huge mittens.

    I mean in no way to overstate the parallels. Sen. Sanders is no white supremacist insurrectionist. But he manifests privilege, white privilege, male privilege and class privilege, in ways that my students could see and feel.

    “When you see privilege, you know it,” I’d told them weeks before. Yet, when they saw Sen. Bernie Sanders manifesting privilege, when seemingly no one else did, I struggled to explain that disparity. I am beyond puzzled as to why so many are loving the images of Bernie and his gloves. Sweet, yes, the gloves, knit by an educator. So “Bernie.”

    Not so sweet? The blindness I see, of so many (Bernie included), to the privileges Bernie represents. I don’t know many poor, or working class, or female, or struggling-to-be-taken-seriously folk who would show up at the inauguration of our 46th president dressed like Bernie. Unless those same folk had privilege. Which they don’t.

    Ingrid Seyer-Ochi is a former UC Berkeley and Mills College professor, ex-Oakland Unified School District principal and current San Francisco Unified School District high school teacher.

    She is, of course, white herself
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  10. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    All they see is color. They are nothing but grifters. The simpler analysis which doesn’t allow for grifting is that being poor sucks. On that, I agree 100%. I guess since folks aren’t starving anymore or dying in the street, they have to make up issues like identity, etc to continue the grift.
     
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  11. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 10,000,000+ Posts

    F her and her ******** brainwashing of her students.
     
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  12. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    Professor to HS Principal to HS teacher...

    Her career seems to be going in reverse, which is completely appropriate if that's the only drivel she is capable of teaching.
     
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  13. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Maybe so. Although, the folks I've known from Union City have their heads screwed on straight and their feet planted on the ground.
     
  14. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Former resident here. Peninsula communities are generally better governed than north, notherest or east of the city. But still.
     
  15. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    The American Left attempted to ban this book pre-publication

     
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  16. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    Antifa blockaded bookstores in Seattle for 2 weeks in response too.
     
  17. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    That does not ^ surprise me
    This from the WH yesterday
    "When asked if Biden supports the continued ban of Trump from social media, Psaki said the Biden White House supports “the need for social media platforms to continue to take steps to reduce hate speech.”


    Of course a book like this would be called hate speech by libs
    Come on Biden supporters. Do you support this??
     
  18. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

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  21. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    It's a real world Alice in Wonderland up there these days. And it's a shame. That used to be such an awesome pocket of our country.
     
  22. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

    I've been up here for 32 years and it's really not the same....
     
  23. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    Texn
    You have a once in a lifetime house surroundings and view.
    I understand why you don't want to leave
    But you must be sick
     
  24. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    When the unwashed masses start marauding through the streets of Bainbridge Island, then it’s time to move.
     
  25. Sheldon Cooper

    Sheldon Cooper 100+ Posts

    I have no words, except the exterior is a window of the interior. Mentally ill people don't understand they are mentally ill.
     
  26. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    DR Juniper?
    I wonder if he goes around all the time looking like that

    What if the spoiled food in the dumpster had made people sick?
     
  27. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

    I am an hour and a half away from Seattle....I can live my life without going near there....it's just a shame that they are ruining this place....
     
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  28. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

     
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  29. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    I watched an episode on violence against Asians. There were repeated videos and each looked like or were blacks attacking. Mysteriously, ABC didn’t mention that.
     
  30. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

    that does not match their "narrative"....why would they???
     

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