We normally stay away from the “Big National Politics” noise in the Central Washington Sentinel. After all, our purpose is to help provide views on local government accountability, transparency, and vision in Central Washington. But… with all the racket this week surrounding national political news we will yield to the temptation to share our in-box with you: Editorial Board
Feb. 26, 2020 | The Seattle Times | By Danny Westneat
When the national media came trooping through for the recent Bernie Sanders rally, they got a little jolt, Seattle-style.
“You don’t often hear introductory speakers for Bernie Sanders talking about socialism,” a Washington Post national-politics reporter noted during the rally. “But … Kshama Sawant, a socialist on the Seattle City Council, just did.”
She did more than just talk about socialism. She called for an end to capitalism, or at least parts of it.
“We need a powerful socialist movement to end all capitalist oppression and exploitation!” Sawant exhorted the Tacoma Dome crowd.
That’s got to be a first in recent decades: a full-throated down-with-capitalism roar at the campaign rally of a front-running American presidential candidate.
Hey America: Welcome to the Seattleization of politics.
What’s happening in the Democratic primaries may be startling the national punditry a bit and freaking out the establishment, but it should come as no surprise to anyone who has followed the evolution of politics in our remote fishing village this past decade. READ THE ARTICLE