After weeks of praising the protesters and rioters in Seattle and calling the takeover of a police precinct in Seattle a peaceful protest, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan got a small taste of her own medicine.
And she didn’t like the flavor.
Black Lives Matter protesters showed up at her house on Sunday afternoon to protest her, now wavering, support for the “CHOP” (Capitol Hill Organized Protest) zone.
Durkan announced last week that the city would no longer support he CHOP zone and would eventually remove the barriers. The CHOP zone, however, still remains.
The protesters were joined by Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant (who reportedly let the rioters to the city building that got much of this started). Durkan was furious about her involvement in the protest at her home.
Durkan was outraged and said the protest put her family and children at risk.
"Tonight she did so without regard for the safety of the Mayor and her family. The Mayor was not even home — she was working at City Hall. Seattle can and should peacefully demonstrate but should not put families and children at risk,"
What happened to the "summer of love" that she predicted, in support of the CHOP zone and protests?
Once again, these elitist politicians publicly support one way of life and set of rules for their citizens and another set of rules for themselves and their families.
Don't you get it, yet?
Their lives and families are more important than yours.
You can takeover buildings all you want, burn down businesses, assault citizens on the streets...but don't you dare protest in their neighborhood and put their families at risk.
Local TV station KING-TV spoke to a protester about why they were at Durkan's home:
"We came down to Jenny Durkan's mansion to bring the demands of the movement and of the families who have been impacted by police violence, uh, to her doorstep and she seems to not be able to hear our demands any other way," she said.
Meanwhile, children are getting shot in and around the CHOP zone but, hey, it's not their kids so let's not get distracted from the real news of the peaceful protests, right?
When will the good people of America have had enough? When will they decide, regardless of party, to vote out these politicians who publicly show their disdain for the citizens, families, and businesses that aren't theirs?