THE TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! EXPOSING THE DECEPTIVE ENTHUSIASM OF MLB ALL-STAR GAME HYPE AS A SYMPTOM OF KANSAS CITY POLITICAL CORRUPTION!!!
They say it's best NOT to smile at animals because they regard the showing of teeth as a sign of aggression. In Kansas City, a smile is most commonly used as a practice to deceive.
To wit . . .
ALL OF THIS HAPPY AND SMILEY ALL-STAR MEDIA COVERAGE IS A COMPLETE MISREPRESENTATION OF LIFE IN KANSAS CITY!!!
If vapid and mostly misinformed Kansas City hype is what you're looking for then please go read Joe Posnanski's latest blog post:
Joe Posnanski Blog: Kansas City
More than anything, it's a great insight into what a white guy with a reasonable amount of cash thinks about enjoying his privilege locally.
But Mr. Posnanski's observations have nothing to do with reality for most people doing time in this cowtown.
ALL-STAR VISITORS SHOULD KNOW THAT KANSAS CITY IS A HORRIBLE SMALL BURG THAT SHOULDN'T BE MISTAKEN FOR A MAJOR AMERICAN CITY!!!
Posnanski prattles on the local good life in a manner much more skilled than the dimwits at the Convention and Visitors Association but it's still nothing more than marketing hype.
The fact is:
Kansas City is a wicked little town controlled by a political and monied elite class of insipid self-aggrandizing fools who would rather enjoy meaningless honors than contribute anything worthwhile to the community.
The town is mostly inhabited by the working poor who don't realize their circumstances but still unwittingly remain slaves to whatever political or racial ideology that serves to dominate their prejudices.
Kansas City's infrastructure and institutions are crumbling but any effort at renewal has been hijacked by special interests and big companies populated by suburbanites who only venture inside city limits to advocate for a bigger check.
On the bright side, there are a few people who understand that life in this town is predicated on acceptance of urban myths and the status quo. Coming into contact with these few AWESOME folks is the only bright spot in Kansas City life but these aren't people who will be enjoying the All-Star game.
Finally, what makes Kansas City such a miserable excuse for a town is that our culture of failure is most often enforced with polite ignorance and/or adherence to the will of our ruling class. In Kansas City it's more important to have powerful friends than a point of view.
So, let's not forget that The MLB All-Star game was brought here with a series of deceptions perpetrated on local voters and taxes weighted upon the lower class for the benefit of people with enough disposable income to attend overpriced corporate pro-baseball games. The revenue promised is yet another urban legend that only exists in deceptive power point presentations given to naive politicos.
In other words . . .
MLB ALL-STAR GAME HYPE AT THE BEHEST OF FANBOYS AND BASEBALL DWEEBS REPRESENTS NOTHING MORE THAN THE MISPLACED PRIORITIES OF KANSAS CITY'S POLITICAL LEADERSHIP!!!
Kansas City's obsession with shiny, new tourist attractions is part of a political philosophy that has doomed this town to mediocrity. Sadly, it's not just naïveté or ignorance that keeps Kansas City chasing economic development and tourist pipe dreams but a concentrated effort of special interests which corrupts witless elected officials and deceives the mostly desperate and weak minded electorate for economic gain.
All-Star hype and so many tax schemes are nothing more than the symptom of Kansas City's demise at the hands of so many corporate grifters successfully advocating for their own entitlements against the best interests of our neighborhoods and community.
And all of this has inspired tonight's Youtube playlist.
As always, thank you for reading and have a fun and safe weekend.