The city of Seattle has divested $3 billion worth of business with Wells Fargo as a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline ( http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/02/08/business/business-breaking/seattle-splits-from-wells-fargo-over-dakota-access-pipeline/ ).
Complete with “activists” banging on tom-toms and wearing Native American costumes and Chinese hats, the city council meeting turned into quite a show.
Leading the attack on Wells Fargo was council member Kshama Sawant, the only non-Democrat on the council. She belongs to the Socialist Alternative Party–and if you can explain the difference between that and the Democrat Party, go to the head of the class. Anyhow, the vote was unanimous, the activists whooped it up with tom-toms, and Kshama Sawant foretold it would be the start of “a grassroots socialist revolution” from sea to shining sea, blah-blah.
Oh, yeah–what we all want is a grassroots socialist revolution. They make for such exciting reading in history! The firing squads, the lynchings, the purge trials, and everybody but the socialist tinpot rulers plunged into deepest poverty–it’s always the same pattern. Of course, we could always just move to Venezuela; but it would be so much more fun to impose this on Americans.
Is it possible that some of these people in Seattle are unaware that there is more to America than just a few big cities full of leftists? Let’s see… San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Seattle–that’s pretty much the whole country, right?
Yo, California! When you secede, take Washington with you.