At Tuesday’s Olympia City Council meeting, in Washington State, the new Thurston County Democratic Party Chair, Gordon “Boudicca” Walsh introduced himself as a “Trans Radical Witch of Olympia” and as the new chair of the Thurston County Democrats. Boudicca’s main goal during his public comment was to threaten various members of the Olympia City Council with removing the endorsement of the Thurston County Democrats (and presumably campaign services, etc) if they voted for a proposed ordinance that would make disrupting a city council meeting a misdemeanor.
Boudicca Walsh pointed out that all the members of the council were self-identified as Democrats (which is true) even though their positions were “non-partisan” and this discussion about party affiliation caused Olympia Mayor Selby to interrupt the self-identified trans radical witch with a point of order for legal counsel (If there is a revolution in this country, like Shakespeare warned (Henry VI, Part2, Act IV, Scene2), the lawyers will be killed first). However, after legal counsel mumbled that Walsh could proceed with his public comment, the new chair of the Thurston County Democrats proceeded to deliver his ultimatum to the Olympia City Council with appropriate gusto and sufficient cheers from his supporters in the audience.
It is moments like these that make the Olympia City Council meetings worth attending, and I regret not being there to witness this in person. The video linked below is the best I can do.
First of all, I’d like to say that I agree with Boudicca Walsh, the trans radical witch of Olympia, this proposed ordinance is stupid. Everyone who attends a public meeting of the Olympia City Council should be able to interrupt the council as they get bored or annoyed without fear of a jail sentence or fine. In fact, a nice, loud interruption to the agenda of the Olympia City Council should be a civic duty if not a requirement before graduation from the nearby Evergreen State College. These interruptions, which should be frequent, help keep the audience awake and the council on their toes. It also feels like this would be a retro flashback to our roots as a nation, long before the idea of a three minute limit on public comment was concocted. What could possibly be more civic oriented than a little public rebellion and civic interruption of the Olympia City Council?
I am overjoyed that the Thurston County Democrats have finally elected a chair with the willingness to speak truth to power and confront these elected officials, even if they self-identify as Democrats. Boudicca Walsh is the perfect leader for the Thurston County Democrats, and I am sure the local party will thrive under the leadership and direction that only a trans radical witch of Olympia could provide.
I am also eager to see the new energy that will be injected in Thurston County Democratic Party politics with a trans radical witch in charge. This is just going to be awesome. It makes me want to attend Thurston County Democratic Party Central Committee meetings now.
The politics of Thurston County has never looked more interesting than it does today.
Thank you, Boudicca.
OUR CONSTITUTION BEGINS WITH THE PHRASE “WE THE PEOPLE.” IT WAS THE FOUNDER’S INTENT THAT GOVERNMENT BE CREATED BY THE PEOPLE, TO SERVE THE PEOPLE. IT WASN’T THEIR INTENTION FOR THE PEOPLE TO SERVE THE GOVERNMENT. IT WAS ALWAYS INTENDED THAT GOVERNMENT WHICH FAILED TO SERVE THE PEOPLE SHOULD BE “ALTERED OR ABOLISHED.” UNTIL WE RETURN TO THE FOUNDER’S INTENT, WE REMAIN WE THE GOVERNED…