Floyd and Mary Beth Brown,FloydReports.com
Prepare for violence. We remember this crowd.
The year was 1999 and the anarchists descended on Seattle to stop a meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO). We lived there at the time.
Floyd was working as a host at Hot Talk 570 KVI,located in downtown near the “peaceful protests”of the meeting of WTO ministers. Seattle was excited because it was an opportunity to show the new high tech Seattle of the 1990′s that replaced the industrial Seattle of the 1970′s. The City was on the world’s stage.
Early pictures of the protests reminded us of what you see currently camped in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park. And as in the fall of 1999,the media is there to catalogue the strange beliefs of those involved.
The Seattle protests were called a peaceful group of human rights leaders,students,environmental groups,religious leaders,labor rights activists’etc.,wanting fairer trade with less exploitation. Sounds like the group down on Wall Street.
Liberal political leaders of the late 90′s were giving encouragement to the protesters in a fashion similar to the current leaders Nancy Pelosi,Al Gore,and Barack Obama are carrying water for the current park-based protesters.
But there is a darker side to these crowds as there was to the Seattle crowds in 1999,and that is why we are predicting violence to break out soon if it hasn’t when you read this….