I’m writing you in regards to your recent feature on the rampant drug abuse in the Pioneer Square/Occidental Park area.
What do you suppose is going to happen to these sick denizens who exist there once the tunnel project is complete and the Alaskan Way Viaduct is demolished and replaced with high-rise waterfront condos and top-shelf apartments? Are they to be relegated to one of the three new tent cities our mayor has recently proposed? Ha, ha!
You look increasingly like the bully pulpit for the big money interests and less and less like a voice for the supplanted and displaced of tomorrow’s Seattle! Let alone the long-term homeless of today. A holocaust is never seen for what it truly is when it is happening. It is only recognized by history in hindsight after it is over.
A commentator on CNN stated in an interview the other day that this technological revolution that is transforming our society started “45 years ago” and probably will not end for “another 45 years.” Your apathy toward the segment of this society you say you are a voice for continues to be what it’s always been. A tool for this city and big business to use to placate society’s oppressed.
If you were really, really serious about ending homelessness in the United States of America, you would take a real stance in support of new “landmark” immigration legislation and not the “comprehensive” Band-Aid fix presently being implemented for a problem that is open-heart surgery.