Saturday, May 03, 2014

THE TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! ARGUING ABOUT THE MEXICAN FLAG AMID KANSAS CITY CINCO DE MAYO WEEKEND!!!



This weekend Kansas City celebrates our Mexican heritage as Cinco De Mayo festivities dominate local good times and offer everyone an opportunity to eat tacos in the park. 

As always, the most authentic and best party is the Westside Avenida Cesar Chavez celebration thrown by Guadalupe Centers, Inc.

Amid the festivities there's always a point of political point of contention. Invariably, somebody will comment or tell TKC:

"Why are there so many Mexican flags on the Westside, this is 'Merica!!!"

After a deep sigh and a moment of contemplation of the fact that I need to get try and get paid for answering so many questions from white people, TKC attempts to be nice and explains that just like the Irish on St. Paddy' s Day . . . Mexican flags in local Latino neighborhoods are typically a sign of cultural appreciation and not nationalistic identity.

This should be easy to understand given the low voter turnout rates throughout Kansas City and the fact that global corporate rule has pretty much turned almost every expression of patriotism into quaint exercises in branding. But I digress . . .

You get the point . . . Mexican flags are more about ornamentation and not the ominous "reconquista" fantasies dreamed up paranoid reactionaries in between GOP attempts to lure Latino voters.

And so . . . Consider this a Kansas City cultural appreciation teaching moment as a holiday rooted in Chicano history becomes yet another American drinking festival and discount occasion for the fast food industry.

And all this has inspired tonight's Latino themed Cinco Day Mayo weekend playlist . . .



As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.

28 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Damn you and your chihuahua parade! ur taking over my cuntry!

Anonymous said...

If thats your excuse why don't African-Americans fly African flags?

Anonymous said...

Which one would they fly?

Anonymous said...

What is this?

Anonymous said...

"de Mayo" ?

Why do Mexicans love mayo so much?
Whenever I eat tacos/burritos I only use salsa, never mayo!

Cheeba said...

Lulz. I call racism, this is the best playlist tkc has ever put together!

Anonymous said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo, Tony. Tell the racists and jingoists to lighten up and go have a taco or something.

CocoGaugin said...

I love your playlist muy caliente baby !

Anonymous said...

The Chief assured me there will be no flash mobs on the plaza tonight!

Anonymous said...

Wonder how Americans would handle May Day with a Parade featuring old Soviet flags?

Mexicans apparently want to stay Mexican. They just wanna make money here.

No soup for the illegals!

Anonymous said...

White people need to chill the fuck out.

Anonymous said...

Makinb movies. Good call.

Anonymous said...

The Alamo was surround by 1000 Mexican soliders. Davy Crockett looked at Jim Bowie and said: "Jim, are they doing the roof today."

Happy Cinco de Mayo Tony. I plan on clebrating with favorite beer Dos Equis Dark.

Overpriced Menu said...

Cinco de Aioli

Anonymous said...

Celebrating Mexico is like celebrating gout. It's a narcocracy.

Anonymous said...

Same problem as the indians. What fool celebrates his original caveman culture? Hunter and Gatherer indians?

Question. Why are Mexican Mexicans poor and want to leave?


Anonymous said...

The shit you Mexicans will go through just to promote Taco Bell.....sheesh!

Anonymous said...

Except Obama spends a great deal of time deporting their friends and families.

Cheeba said...

lol@12:45

Anonymous said...

White people are assholes. I would much rather live amongst a bunch of Mexican nationalists.

Anonymous said...

Well then maybe you should volunteer for the next census and all your wishes will have come true.

Anonymous said...

"Public memory of the Cinco de Mayo was socially, and deliberately, constructed during the American Civil War by Latinos responding to events and changes around them," says historian David E. Hayes-Bautista. "The Cinco de Mayo is not, in its origins, a Mexican holiday at all but rather an American one, created by Latinos in California in the middle of the 19th century." The key events were taking place in Mexico in response to a French invasion.

Fucking stupid day

Anonymous said...

I really dont understand why dumb white people hate Mexicans so much but celebrate cinco de mayo like its a holiday for them lmao when the majority of mexicans dont even celebrate it. And why do white people always love our food so much haha that they write articles about it. Dumb white people get a life and stay outta of our culture

Anonymous said...

And this country is multicultural so dont even start with the " go back to your country" bull crap. English immigrants.

If Not Already said...

If Mexico is so great why are they living here? Thats right , to live off of the gringo. Mexicans, the next niggers.

Anonymous said...

Haha thats so offensive to compare mexicans to those lazy welfare section 8 living leaches. Mexicans actually work hard earn every cent of their work and but their houses (buy) and have a good life style. They dont come here for free giveouts from the government.

Anonymous said...

No different than Irish Americans flying the Irish flag all over St Patrick's Day.

Anonymous said...

Holy shit! I have never seen such racist remarks! Unbelievable!