Human life is worthless in Kansas City
Shame on this whole city for not saying a word against the Bodies Revealed exhibit that's coming to town.
So far, Alonzo Washington is the only prominent local activist to speak up against this death display featuring the cadavers of what were probably Chinese prisoners executed and put in a freak show without their consent.
It really is just another example that the lives or dignity of brown people mean nothing to this city.
I can only hope the apathy comes from the lack of interest in the freak show.
Also I'm reminded of a verse Bible verse when thinking about Kansas City's upcoming carnival act: “Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers and sisters, you do to me.” (Matthew 25:40)
I can only hope this applies to Chinese prisoners who may not have been Christian.
As for the arguments in favor of the show . . . Kansas City's media has only offered PR on behalf of the exhibit and statements from Union Station officals that go unchallenged. In the end, all of Kansas City is blindly accepting the word of a brutal, repressive Communist regime in China. And truth be told, the folks who are excited to see this exhibit really don't care about the story of where the bodies came from because the bodies aren't white.
Apathy and morbid curiosity are really the only defense of this show.
It's not science, it's not educational . . . In the end, it's probably closer to a sin.