“Casting a Shadow of Weakness” – Gov Inslee Says He’s Not Heard About the Seattle Situation
With Seattle the center of attention after left wingers took over an entire section of the city and declared it an “autonomous zone”, you’d think a governor would be hot to stop such ridiculous activity. But nope, Washington Governor Jay Inslee claimed he hadn’t heard about that. He is casting a shadow of weakness, which will guarantee a very bad outcome for his state.
The shadow of weakness
When asked about the autonomous zone in Seattle, he said,“That’s news to me.” And then he laughed about it. Pretty sure the citizens of Seattle that are stuck inside the anarchists new country aren’t laughing.
“Negotiations are a euphemism for capitulation if the shadow of power is not cast across the bargaining table.” George P. Schultz, Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan
Inslee doesn’t have a “shadow of power,” he casts a shadow of weakness. There are around 500 Washingtonians trapped inside the 6 block radius of the zone. Word has it that already the anarchists are asking for money from the businesses in their new “country.” Some of the anarchists are reportedly armed.
“Last night, Antifa activists created a six-block barricade in Capitol Hill and declared themselves independent from the City of Seattle. In this “autonomous zone,” cars are banned and armed guards stand watch at the barricades.
These activist groups are not legitimate authorities and they’ve effectively taken businesses and residents in the neighborhood hostage—and their threats make people too afraid to speak out.
This is what happens when you “defund the police”: paramilitary gangs seize control and impose their ideology outside the bounds of the democratic process.” Chris Rufo, Director of Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth & Poverty
But Gov Jay Inslee has no clue about it. It’s “news” to him. Perhaps he should actually pay attention to what’s happening in Washington’s largest city. Ya think?
“I own a business downtown. We are moving out as soon as our lease expires. My employees want absolutely no part of downtown Seattle with the homeless, grift and now Antifa. I hope the city council enjoys their anarchist utopia devoid of businesses and ordinary citizens.” @JTRick1618
If a bunch of Trump supporters had done this, you can bet your sweet bippy that the press would be on it in an instant and the Governor would declare a state of emergency.
If a bunch of MAGAs took over a section of Seattle & declared their independence, the media would lose their marbles. And you know Jay Inslee would be preening in front of the cameras declaring a statewide emergency instead of pretending he knew nothing about it.
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) June 11, 2020
And so Inslee casts a shadow of weakness as he laughs about anarachists taking over his city.