(Ezekiel Loseke, Headline USA) As organizations nationwide faced widespread confusion over how to commemorate the new Juneteenth federal holiday, two major Seattle landmarks stooped to overt racial pandering on behalf of Black Lives Matter.
Pike Place, the famous farmer’s market that has helped define the culture and atmosphere of Seattle since 1907, opted to virtue-signal its divisive racial politics.
“Today is Juneteenth,” it tweeted. “In recognition of its significance, we are dimming the lights of our Public Market Center Clock and Sign to show only BLM.”
Today is Juneteenth. In recognition of its significance, we are dimming the lights of our Public Market Center Clock & Sign to show only BLM.#PikePlaceMarket was created and built to serve everyone in our community. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/8pwL208yur
— Pike Place Market (@pike_place) June 19, 2022
It added that “#PikePlaceMarket was created and built to serve everyone in our community,” followed by three fists of varying shades of brown.
On Instagram, the market clarified that this was not a one-day event. It posted that “the main lights will remain off through the weekend,” according to the Post Millennial.
Pike Place was not the only Seattle landmark genuflexing to BLM; the Space Needle also chose to celebrate the radical, Marxism-based political organization, which has come under fire for misusing charitable donations in the wake of 2020’s George Floyd race riots.
Tonight, in solidarity with those standing up against the systemic injustices, racial inequalities, and violence affecting the black community, the Space Needle will remain dark. Black Lives Matter. pic.twitter.com/UnoX0XUMjJ
— Space Needle (@space_needle) June 3, 2020
“Tonight, in solidarity with those standing up against the systemic injustices, racial inequalities, and violence affecting the black community, the Space Needle will remain dark,” it tweeted. “Black Lives Matter.”
The tweets made no mention of the end of slavery—the specific inspiration behind the new Juneteenth holiday—choosing instead to whitewash the historical atrocity by conflating it with contemporary “black” issues that were more overtly partisan in nature.
Sadly, few black Americans are likely to have witnessed these audacious exhibitions of white guilt firsthand.
According to Census.gov, African Americans make up only 7.1% of Seattle’s total population and only 4.4% of the population in Washington State.
Nonetheless, the Evergreen State has a long history of capitulating to BLM activists.
Last December, Black Lives Matter engaged in violent conflicts, which led to a shooting in the state capital of Olympia.
In January, the state ordered Black Lives Matter to immediately cease fundraising within its borders because of its “ lack of financial transparency,” reported the Washington Examiner. However, the newspaper noted that BLM “ignored the order,” and it was able to verify at least one an illegal donation from Washington State after the prohibition.