On December 27th, the Seattle, WA Parks and Recs Department undid some of the liberal poisonings that had been done to their city.
In 2020, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization decided that what Seattle needed to make their city shine and lose the problems of the past was a new garden. Moving without permission, they started tearing up part of the city’s Cal Anderson Park. Aiming to plant food and hoping to bring change to the area, they moved with vigor and without any knowledge of what they were doing.
Since they failed to have much grown there, the park suddenly became everything BLM publicly claimed they stood against, but privately seemed to condone. With the homeless and roaming people camping there, vandalism and drug use became excessive in the area. The guise of working the garden was a way to hide drugs and execute prostitution.
Seattle Parks spokesperson Rachel Shulkin said that the closure of the park and the change was needed. The turf and grass had been destroyed following the BLM garden. “In recent months, the temporary garden has created unsafe conditions for all park users, including the vandalism of Cal Anderson public bathrooms, public drug use, unauthorized camping, and a significant rodent problem, along with other issues.”
Planters, the Black Star Farmers, were less than enthused to hear that their garden was being ripped out. They believed the people who had been tending to it had developed a sense of community and were learning valuable lessons. Unfortunately, they stopped short of making any claims about what the garden grew besides rats, trash, and problems.
Let’s also remember that in the summer of 2020, this garden was smack dab in the middle of the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone and was the location of a disabled teen being killed due to the police leaving the area.
Perhaps BLM should leave gardening to the experts.