Wolf Of Wall Street Reminds Us That Kansas City 1% Don't Really Care About This Cowtown
Last night I was lucky enough that a lady friend paid my way to go see the Wolf Of Wall Street.
Like any and all Martin Scorsese flicks . . . It was an INCREDIBLE CINEMATIC MASTERPIECE with an important message . . .
Mainly . . .
THE 1% COULDN'T CARE LESS ABOUT ANYBODY THEY HAVE TO RIP-OFF IN ORDER TO STAY RICH!!!
Of course there are exceptions but I find that's mostly due to the elite showing just a bit of weakness while realizing the long term implications of so much economic disparity for brief shinning moments.
Reality: The gulf betwixt rich and poor is getting wider and anything resembling American civic responsibility is disappearing along with the middle-class.
Even better . . .
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET CINEMATIC SCREED REMINDS ME THAT THIS YEAR KANSAS CITY'S 1% REALLY PROVED THEMSELVES TO BE EXCEPTIONALLY HEARTLESS AND CRUEL!!!
I have examples . . .
- The Jackson County Translational Tax was nothing more than a ponzi scheme concocted by the civic elite in order to finance their pipe dreams, legal work and biz dealings on the backs of po'folk. The fact that so many jumped on board this scam reveals the true nature of this town's monied interests.
- The Streetcar Is Nothing Less Than A Toy Train Robbery . . . Disguised as transit, this effort is more about paying corporate, marketing and power brokers by railroading Kansas City Democracy.
- Remember the Kansas City Healthcare Tax? 10 more years of local levies that might help a few hobos who didn't yet sign up for Obamacare but also serves to finance the BIG TIME corporate salaries of local hospital execs making high six figures.
For these reasons and so many more . . . The Wolf Of Wall Street is a MUST SEE . . .
My only regret is that Leo DiCaprio's character was exciting and inspiring while Kansas City's elite get their way and manufacture consent by lulling everybody to sleep and pretending to care about this town while looting just about every single civic institution.