Sounds like it at least:
A socialist Seattle City Council member who has aligned herself with the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone is blaming the “brutality” and “violence” associated with capitalism that led to a deadly shooting there Monday.
“Deepest condolences from Socialist Alternative and my Council office to the family and friends and fellow activists of the community member who was tragically killed in the drive-by shooting at the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP),” Councilwoman Kshama Sawanttweeted Monday to her 72,000 followers.
“While we await details of this tragic killing, it highlights capitalism’s brutality & endemic violence,” she wrote. “Our movement rejects insinuations & falsehoods perpetuated by corporate & conservative media that this violence is outcome of CHOP or of our movement.
“We need to continue building a powerful movement to end gentrification, to fully fund public schools & decent jobs,” she added. “Capitalism *is* a police state. While we’ll have to fight to win reforms, we have to dismantle capitalism to win a violence-free society.”
The reason it sounds like lightly warmed over Trots is because that’s what it is. Pure nonsense, of course.