Seattle-Area Councilman: Hosing Feces-Covered Sidewalks Might Be “Racially Insensitive”
A BLACK COUNCILMAN in Seattle is reportedly opposed to hosing sidewalks that reek of excrement near a local courthouse because he fears that it might be “racially insensitive.”
No, this is not a joke. The area surrounding King County Superior Court includes a homeless shelter and other social-services organizations catering largely to non-Whites and it has become an “unsanitary and potentially frightening” scene — one “that reeks of urine and excrement” — according to an article in the Seattle Times. Desperate for help with the disgusting environment, two of the court’s judges have asked the city to please power-wash the poop-covered sidewalks.
That seems like a pretty reasonable request, but apparently, one councilman is worried that doing so might be a form of microaggression. According to the Times, “Councilmember” Larry Gossett “said he didn’t like the idea of power-washing the sidewalks because it brought back images of the use of hoses against civil-rights activists.”
Gossett’s concern here is hilarious and approaches the insane. I mean, seriously — who even thinks of such a thing? I see people power-washing bodily fluids off of the streets of New York City (including streets outside of courthouses) all the time, and I have not once seen any of them being called “racist.” To be fair, this city does still smell terrible, so the power-washing plan might not be the perfect solution on practical grounds, but at least it’s a start. What else are you going to do — not wash them?
I really, really reject the idea that leaving sidewalks covered with human bodily waste is the less offensive move in this (or any) situation. Anyone over the age of three knows that if you see excrement somewhere, it’s supposed to be cleaned up. What’s more, most little kids could probably also tell you that said clean-up is supposed to involve water. In fact, before this, I would have told you that this is probably the least controversial opinion in human history.
But a pathetic creature schooled in the “evils of White America” can do a great job of turning the clearly uncontroversial into an “outrage,” and often at the expense of basic standards of decency. I’ve never seen a better example of that than this.
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Source: White Biocentrism