Seattle Is Dying

This isn’t the first time I’ve run across this info, but this is from the ABC affiliate in Seattle. NOT a part of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, so – perhaps – less easy to dismiss as right wing nonsense.

From KOMO channel 4 in Seattle. Seattle is Dying.

Seattle Is Dying. It’s a harsh title. Someone on social media even called it a “hopeless” title. I’ll admit to you that I wrestled with the name for some time. Too dramatic, I wondered? Too dark? In the end I went with it because I believe it to be true. I believe that Seattle is dying. Rotting from within.

The image snipped from the early portion of the video is of property crimes per 100,000 residents of major cities in the US. Click on the image to enlarge.

It’s a 59+ minute video, but worth your time.

It documents “Broken Windows” in reverse. And the results are exactly as predicted. You ignore the small things, and things get worse in general.

I look at this and it makes me think that Amazon HQ2 wasn’t just about a 2nd location, but the first step in leaving Seattle, because who wants to live in a dump?