Daily Archives: August 1, 2020
I really had to make a double take on this.
The Seattle City Council is moving on with a proposal to completely abolish (not “defund”, which is stupid enough; abolish!) the Seattle Police Department.
In its stead, a new “Department of Community Safety & Violence Prevention” should be instituted.
How this “Department” would operate is clear enough from the “blueprint” given to it: its employees (“Agents”? Not!!) should be “well-versed in de-escalation skills”; something, as we all know, abundantly present in the inner cities, and extremely useful when confronting a violent criminal.
Furthermore, the members of this “community-led” activities (which will, remember, operate in the absence of police) should be in possession of “culturally-relevant expertise rooted in community connections”. By and large, I think this means “making use of marijuana, having had a scrape or three with the police, and being able to master Ghettospeak”. Relatives in jail (= “victims of police”) should also be of great help, though I think most “candidates” to the job will be able to comply with the requirement easily.
Not absent should be, before you ask, “trauma-informed, gender-affirming, anti-racist praxis”. I think this means that people without a criminal or at least an arrest record (that is: not “trauma-informed”) will be discriminated against, whilst the “gender-affirming” PC speak means that everyone who is not on board with Extreme Christphobic Marxism will be hopelessly out of the race. Finally, “anti-racist” obviously means non-Whites, because “systemic racism”, bro…
Brave new world!
I have no idea what probability this juvenile effort to make some people feel important will have. I seem to remember that, in Portland, the equivalent of the City Council can prevail over the Mayor; but I have no idea what happens in Seattle, who is called to approve these measures, and whether this is merely posturing with no chances of becoming reality or a bona fide, concrete project.
What I know is this: if this becomes reality, it will send a shiver down the spine of most Americans, including all Democrats whose brain has not (yet) been reduced to potato mash. But even if it doesn’t, the mere fact that the city council of a Democrat led big, wealthy city can even think of proposing such measures will work for Trump day in and day out until November.
Please forward the attached link to whomever you can, perhaps asking him how he would feel at seeing the police disappear and some petty drug dealers, wannabe do-gooders and assorted deviants with a criminal record appear in their stead.
Soon there might be a new slogan in Seattle:
Get woke, get raped.
Let me say this at the start: I am against banning Wagner’s or Tchaikovski’s music because they were, respectively, Antisemite and Ephebophile. But hey: they were Wagner and Tchaikovski!
The situation is entirely different when it comes to, say, David Haas. The Archdiocese of L.A. has now effectively banned his music. Yes, the parishioners will, when the churches reopen over there, have to listen to some other rubbish. But at least, not his.
Let me also say to you that I have a yiuge problem with this concept of “grooming” when adults are involved. In the simple world in which I live, and in the sane society in which I grew up, a woman who “felt obligated to perform sexual favors in exchange for professional opportunities” is, most emphatically, **not a victim**, and there is another name for her that is much, much more apposite. But hey, in the age of #metoo, slutting it out for professional advancement has apparently become something a woman has to do, because “feeling…”.
Still, I do not want to quibble on the reasons why horrible music is being purged (no doubt, many more Dioceses will follow L.A.’s example. Being P.C. is the new religion. I am, actually, slowly afraid for Wagner…), because I very much like the outcome.
You might say that the horrible music will be replaced by different horrible music. I answer to this that it is like trying to eliminate ants from your house. Start eliminating, at some point the situation will improve. A long journey begins with the first step, etc.
When more of these wannabe composer’s horrible music is purged from the Mass (the comments to the linked article hint to, hopefully, more action at some point) let us not be too picky as to why the horrible music has been banned. I am happy.
Provided it goes away.