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“That wasn’t Anarcho-Communism” – in just two days

Commune Barricade

I don’t know if the news has penetrated all the way down to New Zealand but it seems that the Antifa and BLM groups in Seattle have finally decided to go beyond starting riots and instead try to build something.

Specifically – and very much in the spirit of the 1871 Paris Commune – they’ve decided to create an Anarcho-Communist “state” in the middle of Seattle.

They even took over a Police Station in the area, violently attacking the cops there for several days before the Mayor ordered the Police to abandon the station and effectively yield a six block area to Antifa.

This capitulation didn’t go down too well with the Seattle Police Chief, Carmen Best, who made the following address to her people to make it clear that it was not her decision. She also talks about the incredible physical assault Antifa and other groups made on her officers for days in full “Punch a Nazi” mode:

 

By contrast Antifa and BLM were ecstatic with their victory, naming the area the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone or CHAZ for short and making it clear that it’s not part of the systemically racist USA:

In some respects they got off to a good start for a new nation, even building a makeshift wall around the place and putting armed people to guard them and interrogate anybody wishing to enter – just like the USA! Maybe Trump should get these guys to build the wall along the Mexican border!

Oh right, they believe in open borders – for everybody else.

Same with firearms too, which apparently are only a scary threat to peace and order when they’re held by NRA members.

Naturally the MSM has been largely spinning for them, as this New York Times report had it:

“What has emerged is an experiment in life without the police – part street festival, part commune. Hundreds have gathered to hear speeches, poetry and music.

On Wednesday, children made chalk drawings in the middle of the street.

The entire area was now a homeland for racial justice — and, depending on the protester one talked to, perhaps something more..”

Ah yes, the echoes of history. Just a week ago I was watching, with my youngest, an episode of Simon Schama’s wonderful TV series A History of Britain, which contained these choice quotes:

 

“And human nature seeming born again.

Unhoused beneath the evening star, we saw
Dances of liberty, and, in late hours
Of darkness, dances in the open air.

We rose at signal given and formed a ring
And, hand in hand, danced round and round the board.
All hearts were open. Every tongue was loud with amity and glee.”


That of course was the poet William Wordsworth, tasting the delights of the early aftermath of the French Revolution in 1789 before … well, you know.

And in keeping with such histories – but taking nowhere near as long as the French did – the utopian world of CHAZ began the dreary, predictable descent.

First up: – food shortages:

 
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But don’t worry kids. They know the ultimate answer to this is to grow your own food:

God that is just so sad! Have these people ever actually planted anything in their lives aside from pipe bombs?   Next up – Meet The New Boss!

Raz Simone was merely a little known rap artist a few days ago but he has guns and is willing to use the sort of violence that the Seattle Police would not, as this Tweet from hernandez1987 @WeAreAntifa2020 showed:

Raz Simone and crew assault a man for tagging. Man said repeatedly he was kicked in the head, punched and had his glasses broken. 

For tagging! Seems harsh but nobody ever said Revolutionary Justice was soft. As this other Tweet showed, some people were a little … shocked:

Policing in the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone by @RazSimone. There appear to be no body cameras, reports, or oversight and accountability.

Dude! Why would they need cameras and all that shit when they’re not the Police?.

Speaking of which, somebody who observed this assault called… the Seattle Police, who now seem to have the measure of CHAZ as this 911 operator shows with this awesome response:

“Ah,… that appears to be in the New Republic of Capital Hill, they can handle that”

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Raz also knows how to spin such events as well as any government department: The Seattle Police also finally admitted they had received reports of little businesses in the area being “taxed” by CHAZ.

Frankly that word smacks too much of the State, I prefer the old-fashioned term, “Protection Money“.

I think Raz is going to do well although I can’t see such a flamboyant figure calling himself General Secretary, let alone Executive Officer of the Week – with his decisions ratified at a special biweekly meeting by a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs but a two-thirds majority in the case of external affairs.

I suspect that he thinks you can wield supreme executive power just because he’s carrying an AK-47.

It also looks like he’s more interested in another role.

Although perhaps he could start building an actual Fire Department…

As with everything else the Far Left touches, they’re finding that it’s much harder to stop a fire than to start one.

Yes, it’s all very funny in a sadly moronic, historical way, and will continue to be so – except for the 500 poor bloody homeowners and businesses in the area.

Tucker Carlson certainly had a lot of fun on the story with, The World Welcomes Its Newest Nation:

I guess none of the CHAZ Antifans and BLM’rs have ever seen the following diagram, but it’s truly appropriate here.

Written by Tom Hunter

June 12, 2020 at 6:00 pm

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  1. Wow, most \”decolonized\” nations take a few years to get into their stride. The Fascism is strong in the Anti-fascists.

    alloytoo

    June 12, 2020 at 8:25 pm

  2. Yes for all those of us who have read history, studied it in the good old days when we had an education system, done a little bit of economics, and perhaps had a little bit of life experience…its all vey sad really.And funny really. History repeats (sorry Neil Finn) despite our current education system sanitizing it all out.

    RosscoWlg

    June 12, 2020 at 8:43 pm

  3. Okay.Shut power, water and sewerage down in that area.Armed forces at each street entry point with orders to shoot.Block them in without supplies or relief…And go look after a month

    George

    June 12, 2020 at 9:28 pm

  4. The only way they can survive is with donations of food from the outside. Obviously there was no thought about the logistics of running this place beforehand. The city needs to block them in there and starve them out.

    Chris

    June 12, 2020 at 9:34 pm

  5. And the 500 homeowners in the area, George? What happens to them in such a conflagration?As an alternative I think the Mayor needs to cede more of Seattle to Antifa and BLM. It's very important that all those good little Democrats in Deep Blue Seattle and Washington State actually see what they actually voted for, even if they didn't know it at the time.

    Tom Hunter

    June 12, 2020 at 9:34 pm

  6. The City Fathers (in this case led by a Mother) have given this their tacit support. Don't you just luv the hypocrisy … ordering the Police to abandon their East Precinct base to be replaced by AK47 welding vigilantes. Clearly the lunatics now control the asylum … AT will be in seventh heaven.Meanwhile Mayor Durkan (Democrat) has handed President Trump a huge slab of 4×2 to hit the Democrats over the head with.

    The Veteran

    June 12, 2020 at 9:39 pm

  7. Lenin diagnosed that the Paris Commune failed because they didn’t kill enough of their enemies. So stand by…

    Kimbo

    June 12, 2020 at 9:54 pm

  8. Psycho and Snowflake must be in 7th heaven.They get to see their dreams unfold in real time, and in their lifetime too. And then it will be crushed under the weight of its own self contradictions.In the meantime stock up on popcorn. These people, like our very own Labour Party, cant run a Public Toilet!I think Tom is right though, it needs to be left to play out. No use sending in the National Guard.Better to let the beatings increase, perhaps throw a few people of the high rises, a couple of hangings off the lampposts, then the mass executions via AR-15….. then starve them out!

    RosscoWlg

    June 12, 2020 at 10:17 pm

  9. Of course, situations like this can be avoided in the first place simply by not running a racist society enforced by a militarised police force that gets to act with impunity, but apparently that's way too much to ask.

    Psycho Milt

    June 12, 2020 at 10:36 pm

  10. AT will be in seventh heaven.AT is yet another of our Leftwing trolls with his eye on actual elections of mainstream Left parties like the Democrats, Labour here and in other places. The whole Antifa schtick is just for laughs.The obvious tell is that he hasn't said a thing about this takeover in his comments over the last few days as it unfolded. No crowing at all. The reason for that silence is that he knows how badly this will damage the Democrat Party across the USA as it continues, in addition to the riots and looting in NYC, Minneapolis, Chicago and other Democrat-controlled cities.

    Tom Hunter

    June 12, 2020 at 10:38 pm

  11. Of course, situations like this can be avoided in the first place simply by not running a racist society enforced by a militarised police force that gets to act with impunity,….Well, we'll see how well this new nation of CHAZ does on those points, but since they're already failing on the food and policing front….Admittedly they probably can't do worse than Seattle Mayor Durkan (D) and the Governer of Washington state, Jay Inslee (D).This needed to happen in Birmingham, Alabama or some other part of the old Confederacy where Republicans now rule. Then that Left-Wing message about the irredeemable racist nature of America could have been better supported by the cry of \”Vote Democrat to fix it\”.

    Tom Hunter

    June 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm

  12. Sorry, Tomas, but I am not your dog and don't jump at every racist whistle you blow.There were police barricades in place in this area. These were removed on Monday. As the police withdrew, there were credible threats that The Proud Boys were on their way to create mayhem and possibly murder, therefore citizens took steps to protect themselves.There are a few people with firearms, but none have been used. Isn't it funny how those most in favor of the 2nd suddenly get cold feet when it is black people carrying firearms in a public space.Now, you keep reading all your usual bullshit sites, keep posting your rubbish here for the ignorant Kiwi rubes (Hi RosscoDickHead) while those of us on the ground will just keep working for a land that truly lives up \”Liberty and Justice for all\”.And Jesusfuckingchristonawaka, Tomas, in what possible Universe can the Democratic Party be considered Left Wing? The Dems are the Right, The GOP is the far right.

    Anne Tiffa

    June 12, 2020 at 11:07 pm

  13. in what possible Universe can the Democratic Party be considered Left Wing? The Dems are the Right, Awwwww, that's a terrible thing to say about the poor saps in the Democrat Party. Especially when they're saying stuff like this about you…“How long do you think Seattle and those few blocks look like this?” Cuomo asked.“I don’t know. We could have a Summer of Love!” Durkan replied with a smile. Durken was referencing the 1967 convergence of hippies on San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood.One aspect of The Summer of Love was the sudden emergence of old diseases in Haight-Ashbury. Hippies eh!

    Tom Hunter

    June 12, 2020 at 11:31 pm

  14. As has been the lesson beginning with Munster in the 16th Century, radical l revolutions start off far left then very quickly veer hard right. And judging by those leading the charge both in the US here to the utopian racism-free paradise and the useful idiots in their thrall, human nature hasn’t changed…at all.

    Kimbo

    June 12, 2020 at 11:46 pm

  15. radical l revolutions start off far left then very quickly veer hard right.I don't accept that bullshit because it's a debate framing exercise in itself. It reminds of the hardline Marxist-Lennist twit of a reporter from Scotland who gleefully covered the rise of the Khmer Rouge but then – having been advised that they'd started shooting peasants – told a friend that if this were true it was the first sign that they were becoming Fascist.Of. Fucking. Course.It would be more accurate to say that radical revolutions that are Far Left just naturally incorporate the same authoritarian, controlling features that Fascism has and that they devolve in the same way as their power grows. There is no magical point at which such things become Fascist, although that is the lie the Stalinist Antifa tell themselves and everybody else.

    Tom Hunter

    June 12, 2020 at 11:57 pm

  16. @ Tom HunterAt the level of political analysis, yes. It is a horse shoe, not a polarity. But at the level of the left wing rhetoric that is espoused, liberty, egalitarianism and freedom are soon replaced by the language of protecting the revolution, enforcing proletarian solidarity and eliminating the enemies within.

    Kimbo

    June 13, 2020 at 12:16 am

  17. Looks like Raz has got some history himself, homophobic history to be preciseOh Noes. A Black gangster and wannabe rapper who casually puts down the \”faggot community\”? This is my shocked face.The trouble with poor old Mark Dice and the rest of the Twitter community who are going to pile in on this (maybe) is that they don't realise that Cancellation only works on social media and with Guilty Whites.Somehow I don't think they're to be able to \”cancel\” a guy who's going around beating the shit out of people and threatening to kill them while holding an AK-47.Probably also explains why our local \”Anne Tiffa\” is sitting online here throwing out taunts about Torchlight Rallies and such on other threads. He's not going to put his old White butt on the line in CHAZ for Social Justice when there's a chance of some real violence coming his way.

    Tom Hunter

    June 13, 2020 at 5:10 am

  18. So many words, so many fonts, so much glib oversight of history, so much spin my head is about to explode.The Republicans are going down the poll gurgler and trying to conjure up a credible enemy before the elections. The Chinese are not obliging and the Iranians are on their knees with the virus and sanctions that are preventing the treatment.We are looking at the effect and no one is addressing the cause. These things do not just \”happen\” they build up over time and like the Paris commune will end badly unless common sense is used by the governing bodies. (Paris Commune 7,000 dead). What happens next will define the US for the next thirty years.Petri Dish

    Anonymous

    June 13, 2020 at 7:07 am

  19. As I quietly sit here and sup my fifth Gin of the evening I reflect on what might be with our fellow bedfellows and travellers if we were caught behind enemy lines, so to speak.I think Milt, Snowflake and Anne Tiffa would show no hesitation in shopping the Vet, Tom, myself, Adolf,PDM and many other commentators here to higher authority, whatever form that would take. The new \”Holistic Police\” backed by AR-15's. I can see no Schindler amongst them.But what of Milt, Snowflake and Anne.? We all know that the revolution consumes its own in due course.In my view Milt would be the survivor. To him there is no moral failure with Labour, there is no incompetence that troubles his thought patterns, no imagination that could cause sleepless nights as the dropping of the dissents of the high rises commenced.Milt would justify it all and find a place among the hierarchy du to his flexible morals and his ability to write history anyway that suited the powers that be.I suspect he can write rap music if pushed…However in my view Milt is the Marat of the revolution, doomed to be stabbed in his bath. ( He probably showers and that will save him)As for Snowflake and Anne.Snowflake has rage. He has no scruples and will happily push them off until he transgresses and his in turn sent on the tumbril.Anne has no use at all. Loud, argumentative, and old with a dropped scraggy ass, he will be consumed first despite his protestations to the contrary. He will go unwillingly and confused because he has supported the movement, but unbeknown to him outlived his usefulness.Sobering really, the guillotine was insatiable really.

    RosscoWlg

    June 13, 2020 at 7:42 am

  20. The original Paris Commune communists called themselves Communards:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CommunardsWhy beat about the bush, these folks are the Commu-retards.

    captainofthegate

    June 13, 2020 at 8:35 am

  21. COG…I have never seen so much pride in the display of ignorance on this blog. A communard is a member of a commune, I am a communard. Commune is French for a community.Petri Dish

    Anonymous

    June 13, 2020 at 9:04 am

  22. Breaking..1400hrs GMT.Far right Nationalist groups gathered in Central London to protest and protect the statues against a proposed BLM/Antifa march.The London Mayor asked for the march to be called off so the far right groups are now attacking the police as they have nothing better to do. You couldn't make it up.Petri Dish

    Anonymous

    June 13, 2020 at 1:22 pm

  23. Excellent news PD. The fight back has started.Extremism begets extremism, one thing the left and its allies seem to forget. Soon ordinary people will become motivated and join the fight coalescing around the extreme right, unfortunately.Mayor Kahn will now reap what he has sown.

    RosscoWlg

    June 13, 2020 at 8:58 pm

  24. I thought a communard was a mentally deficient socialist. Sounds a bit like that Rex fellow who swore he would never return to this blog.

    Adolf Fiinkensein

    June 13, 2020 at 9:57 pm

  25. Adolf, you thought a lot of things. Mostly wrong.You only thought your leg was hanging out of the bed, so you got up to have a look.

    Rex Mundi

    June 14, 2020 at 12:23 am

  26. Chuckle:“‘I’m mainly scared because I know cops won’t come, I know fire trucks can’t come in. No government has even contacted any residents,’ he said….’Even if I want to move out, I can’t move out because I can’t even bring a moving truck there,’ said the neighbor, who told us he knows a couple of friends living inside the protest zone who are also now sleeping elsewhere. ‘Hence why I moved to a hotel yesterday; I’ll be staying there for at least a week but I have no idea what’s next.’”What's next is that you move to Colorado along with escapees from California, but where – unlike Texas – you can safely continue to vote for the same stupid Democrats and Democrat policies that have led to the Seattle situation.

    Tom Hunter

    June 17, 2020 at 2:00 am

  27. Of course until they move the toffs in Seattle, many of whom have cheered on the BLM protests against the cops, are hiring private security:It was the Monday after weekend protests occurred in downtown Seattle over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd. Fortress Security Services, co-owned by Bamba and her husband, Deschamps, was besieged by local businesses seeking armed guards to protect their property.“My phone shows I logged more than 200 calls that day,’’ said Denise Bamba, adding the couple turned down numerous requests because the company didn’t have enough guards.Other security companies also reported an uptick in protection requests from businesses of all sizes and residential complexes downtown, in Capitol Hill [home of CHAZ], Pioneer Square and even Redmond, West Seattle and Tukwila. Fueling the surge, they say, are fears police consumed with controlling protests won’t prioritize property protection.Oh come on Democrat voters: lives are more important than property.

    Tom Hunter

    June 17, 2020 at 2:07 am


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