TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! BEHIND THE SCENES: KANSAS CITY INSIDERS USE CODE WORDS TO BLAME BROOKSIDE RACISM FOR THWARTING TOY TRAIN STREETCAR PHASE DEUX!!!
Mayor Sly, City Council and Toy Train streetcar advocates suffered an EPIC defeat when the streetcar was derailed and steered away from Brookside.
Now . . .
BEHIND THE SCENES TOY TRAIN ADVOCATES ARE CALLING OUT BROOKSIDE AND WALDO RACISM WINNING THE DAY AGAINST KC STREETCAR PHASE DEUX!!!
Recently TKC asked: "Doesn't this defeat look bad for Mayor Sly and Council? It seems like they folded the second they were faced with real neighborhood opposition."
Here's the reply and attack talking point in defense of the streetcar . . .
"This doesn't make the Mayor look bad, this makes Brookside look bad. They spread fear and told their supporters the streetcar would bring a 'bad element' to Brookside from Downtown. They might be talking taxes but it was really their racism that caused the change."
However, since Kansas City is exceptionally polite . . . We won't hear these arguments outright.
INSTEAD, KANSAS CITY POLITICOS AND PUNDITS ARE USING CODE WORDS LIKE NIMBY AND CAVE PEOPLE TO MAKE NOT-SO-SUBTLE ALLEGATIONS AIMED @ CALLING OUT BROOKSIDE AND WALDO RACISM!!!
Moreover . . .
In much the same way some claim that "thug" is the new n-word, terms like NIMBY and CAVE people are derogatory slurs used to racially attack mostly white property owners who opposed the high taxes that a toy train streetcar would have delivered to Brookside and Waldo.
Listen closely to this debate for terms like "exclusion" and "progressive" which attempt to win arguments for toy train advocates by employing divisive culture war language. Speaking as a Latino of a broke-ass enclave without any pull to attract the toy train, this bit of political theater is nearly as entertaining as a Punch and Judy show.
Meanwhile, an astute TKC reader wonders where City Hall will get the cash to finance the toy train streetcar.
"How are they going to get the necessary real estate tax dollars out of the East Side? I can't believe "Feel Good" & Co. weren't planning on subsidizing the economically stressed with Brookside and Waldo money."
Further down the line, it'll be interesting to see if the East side believes the hype about all of the cash that a streetcar will deliver their way . . . Because the only color that really matters is green.
Developing . . .