That's the title of a new and frightening 90-minute documentary from KOMO News in Seattle. It's frightening because Seattle is a hotbed of progressive leftism. If you live in any city where the progressive left dominates, or is coming to dominate, this is what you can expect your town to look like before long.
You may recall that KOMO broadcast three earlier award-winning documentaries about Seattle:
- 2016's "There But For the Grace of God...", a documentary about homelessness in the city (available here on YouTube);
- 2017's "Demon at the Door: Our Heroin Crisis" (available here on YouTube);
- 2019's "Seattle is Dying", about urban decay in the city (available here on YouTube).
KOMO News and [Eric] Johnson examine the role of Seattle’s City Council in allowing the situation to reach what many experts consider epidemic levels under the guise of a compassionate approach to people who suffer from substance addiction and who commit crimes to feed their habit.
"The Fight for the Soul of Seattle" is an essay, really," Johnson said. "It's a stark, frank look at a philosophy that has taken hold in Seattle, and that I believe is destroying not only our city, but countless lives that are left to languish in misery all around us. The philosophy is this: Seattle no longer feels the need to stop anyone from doing anything. My hope is that the show doesn't become a political football. A blame game. An us-versus-them talking point that results in nothing but division."
“The Fight for the Soul of Seattle” documents the heartbreaking condition of people on the streets, and the crushing decisions Seattle entrepreneurs are forced to contemplate as their life savings and dreams are destroyed by theft, vandalism and a dwindling customer base. This documentary also explores potential bold solutions to treat those living on the streets and pair them with agencies and assistance that can provide a clear path away from the endless circle of addiction and crime.
There's more at the link.
I strongly urge you to take the time to watch this documentary. Yes, 90 minutes is time that you could use to do other things: but what you're about to see is what happens to a city in just a few short years when its leadership abdicates personal responsibility and implements a socialist, even communist ideology under the guise of social engineering. Seattle used to be a lovely city, a wonderful place to live. Today, it's an urban catastrophe. Its example is spreading from there to many other progressive-dominated cities. (Hello, Chicago, Portland, Philadelphia, and all too many others . . . ) Seattle is just the furthest gone on the slippery slope to urban collapse. Others are following it.
Let's all be warned. Unless we stop this progressive-socialist-marxist claptrap in its tracks in our own towns and cities, this is staring all of us in the face. Forewarned is forearmed.