‘Keep this event free of cost for BLACK AND BROWN Trans and Queer Community’
By Bob Unruh
Published June 21, 2021
A radio talk-show host has revealed that organizers of a black “pride” event at a public park in Seattle are insisting that white people pay a “reparations” fee of up to $50 in order to enter in a race-based manipulation that has the endorsement of mayoral candidate Lorena Gonzalez.
Jason Rantz at his MyNorthwest site explains that those organizing what they are calling the “Taking b[l]ack pride” events have stated that, for their event, “All are free to attend HOWEVER this is a BLACK AND BROWN QUEER TRANS CENTERED, PRIORITIZED, VALUED, EVENT. White allies and accomplices are welcome to attend but will be charged a $10 to $50 reparations fee that will be used to keep this event free of cost for BLACK AND BROWN Trans and Queer Community.”
Rantz pointed out that Seattle Municipal Code (18.12,280) requires, “It is unlawful for any person occupying or using any park or recreation facilities for any event, activity or exhibition open to the public, whether or not under a permit and whether or not an admission or entrance fee is charged, to deny to any other person the full use and enjoyment of such park and recreation facility because of race…”
Rantz reported that Charlette LeFevre and Philip Lipson, who are supporting their Capitol Hill Pride, complained of the “reverse discrimination” to the Seattle Human Rights Commission, an activist group that advises the city on human rights issues, but the organization rejected their concerns.
In its response, the commission said, “Black trans and queer peoples are among the most marginalized and persecuted peoples within the LGBTQIA2S+ community. They often face shame not only from the cis-heteronormative community, but within the queer community at large as well. In making the event free for the Black Queer community, the organizers of this event are extending a courtesy so rarely extended; by providing a free and safe space to express joy, share story, and be in community.”
Gonzalez was so offended by the questions about the race-based discrimination and she canceled her appearance at Capitol Hill Pride, the report said.
Those who announced the racist actions defended their plans, with, “Our allies, supporters, and accomplices, pay our sliding scale donation ‘reparations’ because they are able to understand that as folks with privilege, equity can start with making sure that people who possess various levels of marginalization are able to have spaces that center their needs, safety, identities, and contributions to LGBTQI culture.”
Apparently being offered, the report said, are performances, commentators, healing spaces, prizes and a vaccination clinic.
Seattle parks managers did not respond to Rantz’ request for comment.
On July 4th, Independence day, vandals ripped a statue from its base in Rochester, N.Y. The statue was of none other than Fredrick Douglas and the date was on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches, which he delivered in that city in 1852.
So who was Fredrick Douglas?
He was an abolitionist. And if that in itself is not enough to convince you that the practice of destroying statues has left it’s original message of “Black Lives Matter” than consider this:
Fredrick Douglas was a black abolitionist.
This outrageous act of removing his statue proves beyond any doubt that those who are removing the statues are merely anarchists, not activists
On Tuesday, I interviewed a woman named Barbara who protesting in front of the Andrew Jackson Statue on the Historical Independence Square
Here are her answers to some of the questions I had:
Question: We know that those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. Some have suggested that removing the statues will erase history. Others say it’s a shameful time in history that needs to be forgotten. What do you think about the cities around America removing all of these statues?
“The statues are commissioned public art and do not belong to any one group. Yes, they have historical value. Taking them down does not change the past. What about the families of the artists that created the statues?”
Question: Some people think that it is racist to display these statues. What do you have to say on that?
“Displays of statues are not a form of racism. Many of the statues depict an event. Some educate people on social mores of the era. No one is forced to look at them.
Question: We know that there have been very ANTI- racist statutes which have been removed, such as a famous abolitionist as well as an Abe Lincoln statue depicting the Emancipation proclamation. Do you think these vandals have a real knowledge of history?
“No. I do not believe the people tearing down the statues have real knowledge of history. most of the mobs destroying public property, don’t appear to be very culturally aware. They are just blindly vandalizing and destroying”.
Question: In one of these acts of vandalism, protesters put a rainbow wig on the statue. When we instance like this, where there is aswastika or a hammer and sickle being spray painted on this statue does it seem to you that some of these protesters may have an agenda other than the Black Lives Matter message?
“Absolutely! None of these statues, fountains, streets had anyone objecting to them until a particular political party used the leftist media to inflame and instigate. BLM, George Soros and company and anti-American terrorists are behind all of it.
Update: Here is a statement I received this morning from Mayor Eileen Weir:
I am researching the statue provenance. I believe it was a gift to the County therefore County property but am verifying this. Most gifts come with provisions for their maintenance and removal.