New Tone: Seattle anti-capitalism freaks claim responsibility for breaking bank windows

Posted by: ST on April 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm

KIRO-TV reports:

SEATTLE — Self-proclaimed anarchists said on their website Friday that they are responsible for shattering multiple windows in a destructive spree at a Capitol Hill bank Thursday night.

Chase Bank said the vandalism at the branch at Broadway Avenue and Thomas Street is at least the third incident.

The vandals destroyed seven windows and the bankโ€™s front door when they struck causing thousands of dollars in damages.

On the Pugetsoundanarchists website, a posting put up at 12:49 a.m. on Friday that said the group smashed in windows because banks are a “clear symbol of the misery and slavery that we experience under capitalism,” and also as a show of solidarity with Chilean anarchists on a hunger strike.

A picture posted on the site shows some of the bank’s broken windows.

Mark Jameson with Seattle police said they received several 911 calls from witnesses about 8:40 p.m. He said as many as six vandals wearing black clothing and hooded sweatshirts were trying to cover their faces with bandannas during the spree.

Police said the group left anarchist fliers at the bank with manifesto-type language and likely used hammers or sledgehammers to break out the windows before running away from the scene.


The complete message left on the group’s website can be read here.

Make sure to click that link to check out pictures of the extensive damage these far left thugs inflicted on the banks in question. The Chilean hunger strikers they stand in “solidarity” with are also violently anti-capitalistic. No surprises there …

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7 Responses to “New Tone: Seattle anti-capitalism freaks claim responsibility for breaking bank windows”


  1. Carlos says:

    These fools aren’t anarchists, they’re socialists frustrated that they’re not part of the elitist inner circle. Nothing more, nothing less.

    Of course, after their rampage they went to their abodes provided efficiently by a capitalist system, turned on their lights provided by an efficient capitalist system, and turned on their computers (probably bought with either stolen money, money from mommy and/or daddy, or money provided by the all-wise nanny seeking to make all life bow and worship it), yet another product of an efficient capitalist system.

    What a bunch of pig brains.

  2. ORPO1 says:

    If I would have caught them, I would have commenced fire. Seattle used to be a good place for the most part.

  3. DavidD says:

    So can the police track them from the website and arrest them?

  4. David Yaanon says:

    @Carlos: As it turns out, they are both anarchists and socialists — that is, resisting both big government and big business. Most people who call themselves “anarchists” are referring to “anarcho-communism”.

    @ORPO1: They damaged only material things, and yet you are willing to “commence fire”? At one point I thought this nation is based on Christian morals, and then I read comments like this…

  5. captaingrumpy says:

    These are the scum that the Dems keep alive with welfare.Because they don’t have to work for their money ,they don’t care about other people.If everyone did a little in their community,it would fix the problem and make them part of it.
    I volunteer at the Fire station,three times a week to help out.

  6. Carlos says:

    In my mind, David, an anarchist cannot any more be a socialist than a Christian can – those are mutually exclusive terms.

    I stand by my earlier assessment, that they are simply socialists frustrated that they’re not part of the (to be) ruling socialist elite.

  7. David Yaanon says:


    In fact, there are plenty of people who are all three! For example, the author Leo Tolstoy was a anarchist, Christian, and socialist. Regarding political philosophy, what would you call someone who believed that private property is neither natural nor beneficial to society (a la Rousseau), and that hierarchical government (as opposed to direct democracy) tends toward tyranny? Among political theorists, such a person would typically be called a “social anarchist”, or anarcho-communist.

    Also, it could be said that Jesus was the first socialist. This is not a “revisionist” interpretation: the early church had an extremely socialist sentiment. St. Thomas Aquinas, saw himself as greatly deviating from church tradition for attempting to reconcile “secular” private property with religion (see his “question” on theft)! Relatedly, who here in America is honestly not guilty of disobeying Jesus’ instructions to the “rich young man”?

    Happy Easter, he is risen. :)