The Consent of The Governed…

In a video spreading quickly on social media, a Seattle man is shown attempting to speak to the Seattle City Council. What comes next highlights how the ruling class view the electorate… WATCH:

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199 Responses to The Consent of The Governed…

  1. Tad says:

    The ruling class, as well as most politicians, have never given a damn about the electorate. The only exception of course being the current POTUS.

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    • mike says:

      Public comment at a council meeting is not Public conversation unless your asked a question. Most citizens fail to understand that.

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      • Peoria Jones says:

        But the very least they could do is pretend to listen, and not show utter disdain for one of their local residents. If you can’t show respect for your fellow citizens, why bother running for city council in the first place?

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      • GB Bari says:

        That’s true unless the Council states otherwise at any given meeting. but that has little to do with what happened in that video segment. The gentleman simply asked for the same attentiveness they apparently gave to a public commenter the previous week, besides also wondering out loud why that same previous speaker was not restricted to the same 1 minute time limit they imposed on everyone else.

        The elderly gentleman appeared to be a bit slow (many of us older folk react more slowly as we age) and used up a lot of his time with blank staring and searching for words, but it seems that he had valid points with which he might otherwise have questioned the council and righfully expected a coherent and respectful response.

        I have worked as a volunteer with my Town government for that past 12 years but never saw them behave as arrogantly as the council in that video clip. My Mayor and Town Council all have laptops and cellphones on the table in front of them at their scheduled public meetings but they always look at and listen to every person who comes up to the lectern to address them, unless they are following along with the speaker with associated documents on their screens. Some speakers send the Council prepared documents ahead of time to use while he or she addresses them. The local Council never limit the public comments to less than 5 minutes, and even that short is rare.
        Now Seatlle is a big town and can potentially have hundreds of public comments at any meeting, but the video did not appear to show that circumstance.

        But my town is a mostly conservative small town where traditional values, courtesies, and respect still apply, for the mosty part. I’d guess that Leftwing Seattle chucked away those values a long time ago.

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        • auntiefran413 says:

          “I’d guess that Leftwing Seattle chucked away those values a long time ago.”

          Having lived in Seattle (I’m from the Midwest) for twelve years, I’d say that your guess is spot on!

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    • Bob says:

      The lack of respect seem to be the same in all of the Town, City or State meeting. Those that preside apparently don’t want to be there and know they will only hear things they don’t care about. Below is a great essay on the issue. Many of them live for the implementation of Agenda 21.

      IT’S TIME TO ELIMINATE THE BUREAUCRACY THATS KILLING AMERICA.

      For decades now, Americans have slogged through a rising tide of idiocies. Getting a permit to do something useful, say, open a restaurant or fix a bridge, can take years. Small businesses get nicked for noncompliance of rules they didn’t know. Teachers are told not to put an arm around a crying child. Doctors and nurses spend up to half the day filling out forms no one reads. Employers no longer give job references. And, in the land of the First Amendment, political incorrectness can get you fired.

      We’d all be better off without these daily frustrations. So why can’t we use our common sense and start fixing things?

      But common sense is illegal in Washington. Red tape has replaced responsibility. No official has authority even to do what’s obvious. In 2009, Congress allocated $800 billion, in part to rebuild America’s infrastructure. But it didn’t happen because, as President Obama put it, there’s “no such thing as a shovel-ready project.” Even President Trump, a builder, can’t get infrastructure going. The entire government was shut down in a spat over one project, the Mexican border wall, that the parties don’t agree on. How about fixing the broke rail tunnel coming into New York?

      Washington’s ineptitude is only the tip of the iceberg. A bureaucratic mindset has infected American culture. Instead of feeling free to do what we think is right, Americans go through the day looking over our shoulders: “Can I prove that what I’m about to do is legally correct?”

      Every Republican administration since Reagan has promised to cut red tape with de-regulation. “Washington is not the solution,” as Reagan put it: “It’s the problem.” But Washington has only gotten bigger during their terms in office. That’s because deregulation is too blunt: Americans want Medicare, clean water, and toys without lead paint.

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  2. seabrznsun says:

    He was much nicer than I would have been. I would have said “What a bunch of asses” and walked off.

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  3. TonyE says:

    How dare that guy come up and bother the august members of the Council?

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  4. Alleycats says:

    That video encapsulates the governments’ – at all levels – utter disdain for the taxpaying and voting citizens.
    Consent of the governed indeed..

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  5. kinthenorthwest says:

    This is so crazy…

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  6. twingirls (@twingirls49) says:

    Welcome to Seattle…the new San Francisco.

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    • GB Bari says:

      My better half had to visit there last fall for two months to care for a sibling who was terminal. After she was back home, she told me how shocked she was at the filth and trash strewn all around the city, the homelessness and drug addict “tent camps” found everywhere they could squat with them.

      We had been to Seattle in 2008 for a family wedding and it was pretty nice then; seeming to be in much better shape than Baltimore by a long shot.

      But that “nice” town” apparently went seriously downhill in those 10 years.

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      • Daylight58 says:

        There’s a great video story done by a local Seattle TV station. No punches pulled. It was done by a reporter from station KOMO-TV, and is titled “Seattle is Dying”.

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  7. They only perk up for donors.

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  8. butch cassidy says:

    Oh well, this is what they voted for.

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    • Shakey Leaf says:

      Whoever “they” is. I am willing to bet he isn’t “they.” I live and California and most of the “they” I know didn’t vote for what we got and continue to get.

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      • andyocoregon says:

        It’s the Seattle, Washington City Council. That city is as loony liberal as San Francisco.

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      • Wendi Lau says:

        If most of your acquaintances are opposed to local policies and politicians, they can make themselves heard by writing, emailing, calling, visiting, those politicians as often as possible. Even if nothing is done by your local government, document and make sincere efforts that you, the electorate, will be heard. Be as visible, polite, respectful, and firm as possible. Take back your community. City Council members may need to be reminded of who they work for – voters like that man.

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      • swissik says:

        To Shakey: I hear you, I live in California’s Silicon Valley, and I am not and never have been one of the “they”.

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        • butch cassidy says:

          Shake and Swiss, you might not be one of the “they”, however “they” out number you by quite a large number, “they” do.In LA and Seattle, “they” control the cities. So “they” are the majority of the voters.

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  9. TheLastDemocrat says:

    McCain, Senate subcommittee on POW/MIA Affairs, Nov 1992. Dolores Alfond.

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  10. Prairie Dog says:

    Tyrants have no need to show respect to their serfs.

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  11. Sandra-VA says:

    This would make a POWERFUL commercial for someone wanting to run for City Council. Just this video… and name of a candidate running to replace.

    The way this man was disrespected was egregious.

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  12. m says:

    The DEDICATION of the book, 101 Things to Do ‘Til the Revolution by Claire Wolfe.

    “This book is based upon the premise that, when government turns bad, the best people ultimately become criminals. The people don’t change; the laws do. Initiative, dissent, individual pleasures and exercise of one’s basic rights become “crimes”….

    The ideal citizen of a tyrannical state is the man or woman who bows in silent obedience in exchange for the status of a well-cared-for herd animal. Thinking people become the tyrants worst enemies.

    Before their thunder roars, there is a period of anticipation, in which more occurs than the literal-minded tyrant can ever understand. A few overt acts of sedition shatter the heavy peace. But the greater force, unrecognized, rolls forward in near silence, as MILLIONS OF INDIVIDUALS QUIETLY WITHDRAW THEIR CONSENT FROM THE STATE. The pundits call it apathy.They could not be more wrong.

    That time is now. And we are those people.

    This book is dedicated to you, the enemy of the state.”

    Capitalization added by me for emphasis since I don’t know how to add bolding.

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    • James Carpenter says:

      “America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.” From Claire Wolfe’s same book.
      Oft repeated quote, increasingly describes my personal feelings on the matter.

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    • piper567 says:

      m, I bought this book in 1999, and had a Bunch of Laughs.
      she’s a lot of fun while writing ab serious topics.
      I wrote her a letter ab gold and silver, and she wrote me back.
      very interesting long-term observer.

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  13. lotbusyexec says:

    I feel badly that a citizen, whose these people work for, was treated so disrespectfully. May this go viral and that sitting council woman face some type of blowback. It just ain’t right 😞 I sense change is coming – the serfs have had it!

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    • kneejerkreactionary says:

      Not only do they work for hi, but he may have voted for them. We don’t know because he was never allowed to speak.

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      • rrick says:

        He was allowed to speak*. It’s just that he frittered away his time. It is good that he attends council meetings and that he does take the opportunity afforded through public commentary. More citizens should be as involved. Still, the best preparation is to read and absorb Roberts Rules of Order.

        *He chose not to comment on agenda items, instead he tried to make it about his agenda. That is not the way to go about it. What he should have done was to read his comment into the minutes independent of whether any of the council addressed him in the manner he thought appropriate. It is unlikely the council members will reply to the speaker anyway, they are there to take comments from the public.

        I agree with ‘mike’ who commented on this thread. Public comment is not for ‘public conversation’. Even if there but a few of the public in attendance, it is frustrating to sit through public comment to listen to others drone through their attempt at ‘conversation’ without ever getting to their point. This is a business meeting, not a coffee chat.

        I will here reiterate my encouragement for every citizen to become regularly engaged in their local government. But please become familiar with Roberts Rules of Order.

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  14. kneejerkreactionary says:

    This is what We have allowed our government to become. By holding no one accountable for civility (What does that mean, dad?) or respect, elected officials perfunctorily dismiss our rights away and limit the time we may speak.

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  15. Angel Martin says:

    So, it’s not just the Victoria B.C. or Esquimalt “leaders” who behave like this ?

    The only thing I can suggest is to get out of the blue controlled areas. Because this is your future under their rule.

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    • William Schneider says:

      I am a blue state of Oregon and I am considering moving out seriously. Idaho is one good choice.

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      • andyocoregon says:

        Why not stay here and change things for the better? Depending on what part of Idaho you’d choose to move to, you may run into the same liberal politics.

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        • Malatrope says:

          Only if he moves to Coeur d’Alene or Boise or Salmon. Most other places laugh at the (very few) Democrats. That said, I’d rather he stay put and fight the good fight, rather than increasing the rate of increase of our increasing population.

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      • Aub says:

        I live in a red state, turning blue simply beause of folks in blue states not washing off their blueness before they move. Don’t move unless you are changed or ready to change.

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        • swissik says:

          I know of a number of people who left for Idaho from the SF Bay area, CA and they are taking their blue politics with them. That is the problem for others who would like to find a more conservative environment. I remember Oregon and Arizona even Colorado being sane and reasonable and look at them now.

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          • andyocoregon says:

            I’ll second that thought about Oregon. When I moved here in 1975, it was a relatively cheap, freedom oriented place to live. Now everything, especially taxes, costs and arm and a leg. But, I’ll persevere since I’m retired and don’t need much these days.

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          • The RINO Cabal in Phoenix down toward Tucson control what happens in AZ. I live in a more rural conservative area. It is really, really sad what has happened to this state. I’m ready to move out of here……but to where? I’m not a cold weather person at all.
            We’re being invaded by people from CA and they just bring all their stupid liberalness with them. God, help us!

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  16. James Carpenter says:

    Viral and long lasting. The sickness that this citizen/physician just outed is epidemic and a worthy bulletin to all for quite awhile.

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  17. Sue Fowler says:

    I tried to contact the 12 National Emergency aye traitors today. Gave up after an hour on 5. Either nlocked emails or robot curt message machines including Rand Paul’s. The ballot box will NOT solve the arrogance and elitism of the elected.

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  18. William Schneider says:

    I just received similar treatment when testifying before a committee here at the Oregon legislature a few weeks ago. I was given 90 seconds to talk on vaccine issue where those supporting a bill were given at least 10 minutes and then with questions asked of them they had another 10 minutes. Over 250 people signed up to speak in opposition to bill and only about 75 were heard. Even though those opposed outnumbered those in support of vaccine bill by about 10 to 1 the committee easily voted to move bill on to further consideration . Democracy is under siege in the US.

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    • Phflipper says:

      I have had very similar experiences at city commission meetings. Opposition is always told ‘you have 3 minutes and don’t repeat what we have already heard.’ In that experience unless the opposition has organized, informed themselves and follow through to the bitter end, you are not going to overcome a decision already made well before any vote is called.

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  19. Luke Adachi says:

    how is this real ?

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  20. billinlv says:

    Let’s call it the 2 minute hate as in”1984″

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  21. Luke Adachi says:

    and they say trump is beyond the pale.

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  22. 335blues says:

    PIGS.

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    • InAz says:

      A few years ago I went to a county board of supervisors public meeting. Every single person on that board was an azz wipe, and they still are. Arrogant, rude, etc.

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  23. mr. deacon says:

    This gent is referring to the councils undivided attention and special privileges given to Rep. Pramila Jayapal the week before. Jayapal is from Seattle and an outspoken Progressive Democrat that promotes identity politics. In other words; a Marxist. A Communist.

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    • swissik says:

      Thank you for reminding me of Jayapal as I was trying to recall her name. I visit the Seattle area frequently as I have family there and I recall when she was elected the Seattle Time mentioned that she is a Communist because apparently that is what she wants her underlings to know and she is proud of it. I don’t remember if she is born in the US or an immigrant, but either way she seems to be intent on changing the culture.

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    • Thank you for letting me know more detail about the person this man was referencing in his comments.
      Unfortunately, given the city and the circumstances, I suspected as much about Ms. Jayapal. It would be interesting to know whether she is a native born citizen, or naturalized, or has a green card. (Guess that is my version of “identity” politics)

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    • KnowSERENoFear says:

      My response:

      “Perhaps you forgot your place or perhaps you were never aware of it:

      We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

      Very shameful how you treated another Seattlite who just wanted to express himself to his representative.

      Yours in Liberty,
      XXXXXXXXXXX

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    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thank you, Justice, for the email address.

      I sent my comment (below) and pointed out that I watched the video of her behavior at theconservativetreehouse.com. I suggested she apologize to Mr. Schwartz and invite him to speak to the council for as long a time as he needs and that she should do so very quickly as the video is going viral.

      I hope she comes here and reads the comments.

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  24. lelanddiaz says:

    “It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. ”
    G.K. Chesterton

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  25. Phflipper says:

    I have been to commission and planing/zoning meetings where the ‘officials’ openly mocked their constituents, even so far as to laugh out load at citizen comments. In my experience, they know you are intimidated just stepping up to the podium to speak, and they rely on that alone causing most citizens to stammer, stutter and generally come off inarticulate.

    Go prepared. Practice what you wish to speak prior, be informed and stay on script. Don’t be afraid to go over their time allowed rules to speak, they are not looking for an embarrassing public removal of a citizen speaking;however, that isn’t license either to be obnoxious as the speaker. Have others along with you to reiterate your message and follow up with anything you missed.

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  26. CNY3 says:

    Lord forgive me…those council members are supreme MOFUs.

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  27. rvsueandcrew says:

    The council members were rude on more than one level.

    First of all, when one human being speaks to another human being, good manners dictate that eye contact is made and held. This is one of those basic lessons that responsible parents teach their very young children and expect from that point on through life.

    Secondly, the gentleman is the elder of the people on the council. Again, good manners dictate that elders be treated with respect, regardless whether they are erudite or babbling or something in between. Responsible parents teach their children this lesson also.

    Thirdly, the purpose of that segment of the meeting was to allow citizens an opportunity to express their concerns, perhaps make suggestions. To deliberately shorten the time. pressuring the citizen who has gone to the trouble of attending the meeting, is outrageous.

    Fourth, the council members are civil servants, emphasis on “servants.” Servants, by definition, are subservient to those they serve. Sub = below. The chair of the committee exhibited an attitude of superiority.

    In the face of arrogance, disrespect, hostility and rudeness, the gentleman exercised excellent self-control.

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  28. Troublemaker10 says:

    I’m totally disgusted by this treatment. It goes wide and far. It is the same arrogant elitist and hatefilled attitude you find in Congressional hearings at the highest level.

    This man’s voice should have been heard. He should have been respected.

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  29. Heika says:

    This as he said – is all on video. It almost seems as if it is in the ‘Akashic records’, for all eyes to see for all eternity, until it is not – through government bans and massive fines for ‘holding, distributing or even watching’ such material. Take note.

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  30. cheryl says:

    This is how liberals have destroyed Seattle. Once in a while you can find a real journalist. Around 1 hr long
    Seattle Is Dying

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    • sarasotosfan says:

      I watched that a couple of nights ago. It is astonishing how much the masses are willing to take from bureaucrats without complaint. Until someone springs the trip wire.

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      • swissik says:

        It keeps bearing in mind that the pronounced demographic changes, particularly along the west coast’s California and Washington promotes acceptance of government arrogance and disrespect of the citizens. When immigrants come from countries where corrupt and abusive government is the norm, what takes place in US governments on all levels isn’t so bad, in fact it is acceptable to new voters. I don’t get why this is so difficult to understand.

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  31. Michaela says:

    Reminded me of the movie The Hunger Games where Katniss is doing an interview (wherein she is about to be deployed into a blood bath and needed to be graded) and they were all eating a pig and drinking, not giving a sh*t about her (even though she was about to go into an arena where she needs to fight to the death). She was about to shot her bow and noticed they just did not care and instead of shooting at the target she shot it in the pigs mouth right by their head and said “thank you for your consideration.” This is sickening.

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    • Chimpy says:

      Lol. I had the exact same thought.

      Even before the guy started to talk, the first thing that I noticed was all the phones being looked at. Immediately thought of Katniss.

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  32. The guy is a dope!
    Nothing to see here.
    Fake problem!

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  33. Stickboy says:

    This is a tough one to call, there’s no doubt of the condesension displayed by the Council, but the citizen was playing games too. He seemed far more interested in playing to the cameras, than in actually making a statement. As for getting their attention, the only way to get their attention is to get them out.

    On another note, the link above ( “attempting to speak” ) goes to an anti- Trump site. The article concerning the release of the Mueller report is littered with innuendo.

    That article is one of the most anti-Trump I’ve ever seen……hardly a website that deserves a link.

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    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Stickboy, I can see why you read Mr. Schwartz’s few moments to speak as “playing games.”

      However, as a senior of 70 years of age, I identified with Mr. Schwartz’s request that the council members lift their faces out of their phones and tablets to pay attention to what he had to say.

      People of my age have expectations of respectful behavior. Those of us who hold onto our dignity do so by not tolerating disrespect, This is not easy in today’s society!

      Yes, Mr. Schwartz resented the unfairness of a previous meeting and was prepared to be treated poorly. Maybe his sole purpose in speaking at the council meeting was to address this unfairness. I don’t see anything wrong with that. We all should be diligent in that regard.

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      • swissik says:

        Civility and good manners are sadly no longer valued, sometimes not even among those of us who are seniors and were raised to be respectful to our elders.

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  34. alonzo1956 says:

    I worked for Seattle City Light for four years and became so fed up with their BS, that I terminated my employment and went back to my previous employer. They had about four times the employees for the same amount of work. Management made the statement that the City moved at a glacial speed which was very boring. The politics were a never ending story and that was the worst part of the job which made it unbearable for someone who has pride for the amount of work accomplished at the end of the day. We interacted a few times with the Mayor and a few Council Members and it was typical of this video.

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  35. Troublemaker10 says:

    This also reminds me of something profound I noticed during the 2016 election and why I think Trump won.

    Trump listens. He heard us.

    People have become so weary of political speech and arrogance of the political class that they tuned them out. Totally tubed them out. It wasn’t just that they stopped hearing us, but that we stopped listening to them.

    We tuned them out, for they knew nothing, their words meant nothing, they didn’t hear us. It was all fake.

    One morning, drinking coffee in a hotel lounge near Pittsburg PA as people hustled around grabbing bagels or toast before finishing their travels…..

    I saw it.

    The news was on the large tv screen, political news updates, politicians coming and going doing interviews during the heat of election season, and what did I see….

    No one paid attention. Everyone talking, exchanging light and heavy conversations, noisy room, people eating, personal exchanges.

    Then Trump came on the tv….

    I saw it. It was amazing….

    Everyone stopped what they were doing. No talking, no eating, people passing by stopped in their tracks and stood still fully engaged. The room was totally silent. All eyes and ears on Trump.

    When he was done and the next news segment came on, the next politician was interviewed….

    The noisy room of people talking, walking, and ignoring the tv jumped back to life.

    I started noticing this everywhere.

    Trump wasn’t arrogant or elite. He didn’t speak political speech. He was aware of us and gave rise to voices long ignored by the political class….the Angel Moms, the factory workers out of work, the coal miners, even children.

    He saw us. He heard us. He showed he listened with serious intent. So we heard him back.

    He does it still….from telling students you should have free speech in your campus….to telling an auto manufacturer to work it out with the union and re-open or sell it to someone who will. We see this over and over every day.

    He listens,. He shows he listens with serious intent.

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  36. Seattle seems to have become a passive lobotomized community. They elected these people and they continue tolerating it. Their problem. Good luck.

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    • Zaza says:

      This guy has to be a bigtime Dem Socialist and likely a Berner all the way, you just know Hillarity just wasn’t NEARLY socialist enough for him. Meanwhile he is so sadly delusional he thinks these hoods “work for him”. So cute.

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    • piper567 says:

      redmachine, The whole bunch makes their virtuous decisions based entirely on either ideology or emotions.
      Years ago, the “State” voted to ban (cruel) traps for gophers. Law.
      So, folks whose livelihood depend upon their ability to eradicate gophers became lawbreakers, and folks who live in condos were satisfied, having done their jobs.
      And went ab their merry way.
      and so it goes.

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  37. aqua says:

    It would be great if Hannity or Tucker gave this gentleman an interview. He spoke for so many silent citizens, and deserves praise for standing up and facing these rude public officials.

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  38. Rose says:

    That’s how the arrogant progressive elites take over, at the local level remove all of them from office and move up the political food chain. Despicable all of them.

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  39. kfish63 says:

    So very glad to see CTH picked this up. I have been posting, tweeting and speaking of this out in the Pacific Northwest for the past two weeks. Add to this the documentary “Seattle is dying” by KOMO news, and you begin to feel the vibe we face in this region. When we speak of leftist progressive elitists, look no further than the Seattle City Council, Mayor, and city bureaucracy. It is truly sickening. It is inhumane. It is unpatriotic.
    …just the way they want it.

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  40. Lumina says:

    KVI radio on the John Carlson show has been talking about this the last couple mornings. He said Mayor Jenny Durkan put out a statement. it is along the lines that my mother taught me to give respect and to listen when I am being spoken to. I can promise you I will listen…

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  41. Zaza says:

    Dear Mr Blue Haired Hippy, once again you discover that the government you have always supported and desired is actually not the government you want or thought it would be. At least you found out before you hit the big dirt nap.

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  42. Jeff P. says:

    Unfortunately, unless and until these “ruling class” idiots are dealt with in a less than savory manner, Publicly, live streamed if possible and the Fear of We the People backed by God is put back into them before 2020, All will be Lost for America. Treat CRIMINALS LIKE CRIMINALS!!
    I miss the America I grew up in, where Respect was on the lips of nearly every American and Love of Country was on full display Always. It is time to Break the Backs of the Slave Masters and send them running for cover.

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  43. Katherine McCoun says:

    Bless his heart! I really felt for him in this situation. Hard for private citizens to try to get involved in politics — even in supposedly conservative TN (still too many GOPe/Uniparty!). I can not imagine the bravery it takes to do it in a large, leftist city like Seattle. He seemed so discouraged and very genuine.

    That viral video may accomplish more than if he had had their attention and had the chance to say what he went there to say.

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  44. Gary Lacey says:

    His message got out, loud and clear.
    I have no doubt after this incident, the police were busy looking into see if he owned fire arms and if he were a threat.

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  45. Mike says:

    If he had just marched in there shouting chants with about 10 of his friends in pink shirts carrying signs they would have let him talk or yell as long as he wanted to.

    His mistake was trying to be a polite, considerate, involved member of society respectfully petitioning his government as a citizen.

    Resister community organizer antifas get all the deference. The rest of us get the jackboot and “process”.

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  46. visage13 says:

    What a biotch, can’t even show common courtesy. Sad.

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  47. Uncle Max says:

    That could be our city council! It is insane. They are actually put out to hear from anyone they deem unworthy. We recently passed term limits on our mayor and all city council positions. The city fought back, hard and lost. They are horrified that the actual voters have had it. The local press keeps running stories sympathetic to the council… some of who have been served for 25 years. They never have seen a bond package they thought wasn’t a good idea. Nor projects that snag federal money.. like electric buses test or huge bike lanes, etc.. The bonds get voted on , but the side stuff… nah, they just do it… and get furious when there is pushback.

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  48. fishon2016 says:

    All that came to mind after that was Holy Shit. so sad

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  49. alliwantissometruth says:

    Most Americans are too nice, too passive or too intimidated these days

    I always speak up, and when confronted with attitudes like the one in the video, I get louder than them and meaner than them

    Sure, I’ll be asked to leave, but not before calling them out and telling them exactly what I think of them and how their condescending and tyrannical attitudes will be exposed to the citizens

    Our problem is we pretty much stay silent and put up with this kind of BS. We pay their salaries. They work for us, and we should tell them to f off when their total disdain for us rears it’s ugly head

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