TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! CONSIDER THE KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR RACIAL DEBATE TOP 5!!!
In these last desperate hours of Kansas City Toy Train Debate the future of the streetcar now depends on East side voters and the largely African-American electorate in the urban core.
Regarding our graphic for this post . . . Like most images on this blog, it's probably in bad taste but the Soul Train holds a special place in our heart and reminds us of better times spend mimicking dance moves almost as impressive as those of Mayor Sly.
But I digress, let's get back on track . . .
THIS MORNING KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS DEMAND THAT WE EXAMINE THE TOP 5 RACIAL ARGUMENTS CONFRONTING THE KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR!!!
Here's the word and EXCLUSIVE INSIGHT that will hopefully offend just about everybody . . .
Let's make it hot . . .
LIBERAL WHITE LADIES LIKE BARB SHELLY AND CINDY CIRCO KNOW WHAT'S BEST FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY!?!?!
Certainly, TKC defers most important life decisions to white women but not everybody is a trusting soul like this town's least favorite blogger.
And so . . . White lady advocacy against African-American political opposition to the toy train streetcar is fascinating because it's so horribly insulting and condescending .
Both Barb Shelly And Cindy Circo deplore allegations of discrimination by African-American opponents of the streetcar and seek to reassure the East side that MERCIFUL WHITE LADIES know better than Black people when it comes to what's best for the East Side.
The argument here: The goodness of liberal white ladies is far more important than self-determination for any community.
In fairness, TKC is more than willing to accept that argument but only when it's made by bikini/lingerie models and not old-school lady politicos.
On the other hand . . .
CAN THE EAST SIDE TRUST THE CONSERVATIVE ELITE WHITE PEOPLE WANTING TO PARTNER TO DEFEAT THE TOY TRAIN?!?!?
Politics makes strange bedfellows and Rex Sinquefield money spends just as sweetly as any other kind of cash. But c'mon . . . The guy who links public schools to the KKK doesn't really have the needs of the urban core at the forefront of his huge noggin.
In fairness, in politics as in life . . . The only color that really matters is green. That tragic truism leads us to this point . . .
FACT CHECK: YES THE TOY TRAIN WILL SPIKE TAXES ON PO'FOLK IN THE URBAN CORE AND THE "TAX DISCRIMINATION DISTRICT" REMAINS AN APT DESCRIPTION OF THE HORRIBLE PLAN!!!
Only consultants and fools have an excuse to believe eco-devo pie-in-the-sky promises about a toy train Renaissance for the East side . . . The sketchy scheme is nothing but theory at this point. However, higher sales and property taxes are very real. Moreover, taxing the urban core to pay for hipster luxury and Burns & Mac benefit is probably one of the most shameful tactics ever adopted by the civic elite. . . In fairness, SWEET CONSULTING CONTRACTS to African-American political power players have squashed this debate within the urban core community and when it gets down to it Jason Parson really is a nice guy.
And here's where things get raw . . .
THE SORDID SUBJECT OF VIOLENT TEEN FLASH MOBS RIDING THE TOY TRAIN IS TOO SCARY FOR EITHER SIDE TO DISCUSS OPENLY!!!
Behind the scenes, one of the major talking points against the toy train streetcar phase deux is that it'll serve as transit for violent teen flash mobs. Like it or not, it was the flash mob concern and not just taxes that really drove the streetcar out of Brookside. Now that same subject has Midtown Kansas City denizens scared silly.
Conversely, the Kansas City violent teen flash mob fear factor is ALSO BEING EXPLOITED BY TOY TRAIN SUPPORTERS who are using the tragic topic as a talking point to call out the racism of their opposition . . . In the local liberal lexicon, fear of flash mobs has been utilized to play the race card against the more conservative brand of white people which is making these cynical toy train advocates complicit in employing the flash mob boogeyman for political gain as well.
Translation: Nobody gets out of Kansas City racial politics clean and both streetcar opposition and supporters have enthusiastically played to this violent teen flash mob fear/hatred/racism. Meanwhile, neighborhood public safety concerns have once again been ignored any only casually addressed as an opportunity to propagate this tawdry bit of flash mobbing fear as if the practitioners of this tactic were some kind of awful political blogger.
Last but not least . . .
MAYOR SLY HAS MOSTLY BEEN REGARDED AS A BIT OF A SELLOUT AND NOW HIS PROMISES OF ECO-DEVO ATTENTION MIGHT SEEM SUSPECT TO MANY AFRICAN-AMERICAN URBAN CORE DENIZENS!!!
This one's tough because, despite it all, we generally respect everything that Mayor Sly has accomplished in his career. But the reality is that the Mayor touted his Montgall roots during campaign season but hasn't done much of anything to benefit his old school neighborhood. His agenda has been mostly corporate and eco-devo focused. Mayor Sly's neighborhood concern at this point isn't just disingenuous, it's downright suspicious.
With a flimsy record of 3rd District concern, the Mayor is asking the East side for a blank check and blind trust. And while a vote for public office is one thing, raising taxes on the most economically disadvantaged part of town to pay for an eco-devo scheme is a risky proposition.
This one isn't for TKC to decide but the question is out there and it's the kind of racially divisive quandary worthy of a horrible Spike Lee flop like School Daze . . .
DOES MAYOR SLY HAVE ENOUGH STREET CRED IN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY TO ASK FOR A BLANK CHECK TAX INCREASE WITH NO REAL PROMISE OF A REWARD?!?!
We'll have to wait about 5 days to find out.
And so . . .
ALL OF THESE RACIALLY CHARGED QUESTIONS CONFRONT THE KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN AS A FEW EAST SIDE VOTERS WILL NOW DECIDE THE FATE OF THE STREETCAR PHASE DEUX!!!
We could make this thing even more confusing by noting that Latinos and Asians are the fastest growing 3rd District demographic but the legacy of political lobbying groups within those districts fear this fact of life . . . Which is also kind of ray-ray but a topic for another day . . .
Developing . . .