New data, to be released officially on Tuesday, shows that 43 sworn-in police staff have left in 2022, while 13 have been hired, leaving the department with a net loss of 30 officers.
The trend is projected to continue. Data shows the SPD expects to hire 98 more officers in 2022 and lose 113.
The corner of Third Avenue and Pike Street has been a flashpoint for conversations about police presence and public safety this year.
April 25, 2022
Seattle Police Department losing more officers than it’s hiring
[The phrase go woke, go broke, applies to more than just the financial health of an organization. It applies to the physical and mental wellbeing of society as well.
It’s more than “this year” that location has been known as a bad place. Third and Pike is ground zero of “Mugme Street”.—Joe]
This plays into the hands of the Progressives, getting the more principled, relatively conservative, higher paid, old guard out, and making way for the more impressionable, younger, less knowledgeable, often cheaper, new hires.
“Get their people out, and our people in.” Hillary Clinton, some years (or decades) ago
We see the result as a negative, and we cannot fully comprehend why anyone would want it, and so we assume that those who cause the problems are idiots. They see it as a victory, and they rejoice when we express our confusion, exasperation, anger and frustration, and they see us as the idiots. And so I submit to you that the Progressives are often more correct than we are, in the “idiot assessment” department.
Thus we are perpetually behind the curve, outside the enemy’s OODO Loop, unable to comprehend the tactical landscape, and having no awareness of any long-term, strategic landscape beyond some vague fears which we seldom dare to articulate fully lest we be put down as “conspiracy theorists”. We know things are going bad, but, failing to understand the fundamental nature and purpose of the grand conflict (The Great Controversy) in which we find ourselves, we’ll never be able to respond appropriately.
We were born in Babylon, raised in Babylon, received our understanding of the world according to Babylonian precepts, enjoyed Babylonian music and Babylonian stories, books, and screenplays, took our formal education in Babylon from Babylonian professors who in turn were trained by Babylonian professors in Babylonian universities, and it’s all we know. And often we’re quite proud of it. Our very thought paradigms, perceptions and attitudes, and our dreams and goals are Babylonian. Everything we see and hear, we see through Babylonian glasses and hear through Babylonian audio filtration systems. Our enemy is Babylonian, and its political and religious “opposition” is Babylonian (see The Dialectic Method).
Therefore, when we hear such a warning as this, to run for our lives from Babylonian paradigms, ways, doctrines and standards;
“Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”
“Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’ Therefore her plagues will come in one day—death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.” From Revelation 18
We don’t know what to do with them. For one thing it’s in an earlier form of English, which we’ve learned to believe is less sophisticated or more ignorant. For another, it sounds like so much gibberish and nonsense anyway, that we can’t see any reason to believe that it has any particular, or relevant, meaning for us.
That is why the free world is failing, and will continue to fail. It is because the foundations and roots of the free world (which once had a full and detailed understanding of the above from Rev 18, and was able to articulate its meaning and relevance quite forcefully) have been abandoned as either irrelevant or antithetical to our “modern understandings”, practically all of which come from Babylon.