Thursday, August 17, 2017

Kansas City Dead Tree Media Boldly Stands Against The Ghosts Of The Confederacy

Whilst developers and corporations attack City Hall coffers like looters . . . The newspaper picks a fight with people who aren't there . . .

Editorial: It's time to remove Kansas City's Confederate monument

The sheer prominence of public monuments bestows honor on those memorialized. Even the most nondescript of markers implicitly suggest that those we are remembering were courageous or righteous or on the right side of history. Whether these monuments are towering statues or small plaques noting historical events isn't the issue.

24 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Who cares what the idiots at the star think, they stopped being relevant decades ago, just close your doors already and go quietly into the night

Anonymous said...

So if the Star says that we need to remove memorials to those that "supported ...the moral sin of slavery" - when are we going to remove all references to those evil slaveholders Washington and Jefferson?

Anonymous said...

Idiots and morons at the star.
Perhaps they want to remove democrats as Republicans voted to stop slavery...NOT Democrats.
Maybe Mary will quit and remove herself...

Anonymous said...

Next these douchebag pieces of shit will want to remove anything that has the name of Truman , Jackson , Washington , Lincoln , Grant , Hamilton , Jefferson , Lynch , Wilson , Roosevelt , Johnson , Kennedy ?

Crazy Clown said...

I'm circulating a BILL now thru the Senate to abolish all RAP & HIP HOP Music as well, since its nothing but crap filled with hate, crime, robbin' doin Drugs7 Dope, and talkin' bout' Pimpin' women and Gang Bangin'.

Who needs that Shit as well, the young kids sure don't need to hear any of that Crap !!

VOTE YES on Senate Bill SB1469 !!

Anonymous said...

Time to shut the Star down. They were just as guilty as anyone promoting racism.

Unknown said...

The Confederacy is indeed part of our US history. They fought against the union that battled for our country and WON. The Confederacy LOST. They are a part of our history and NOT our culture. Those statues belong in museums not in our parks, Blvds, etc. Did any of you equating this shit to George Washington, Truman, blah blah pay attention in Civics class?

Anonymous said...

Such a poorly written piece. The Star lost relevance long ago, due in part to the large number of articles such as this. According of the Star, the monument should be removed for morals reasons. I guess we should apply the same moral standard and remove any reference to MLK? The moral sn of adultery and all......

Anonymous said...

Interesting that Peter J. Gogol, the person who originally wrote the KC Park Board suggesting removing the monument, lives in Prairie Village. How can his white guilt allow him to live in JCN's lily-white suburb that once restricted the people he's worried about offending, and even today, has a practically non-existent black population. Wouldn't Petey be less of a hypocritical snowflake by moving to the inner-city and walking the walk instead of just talking the talk???

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^^ Excellent point.

Crazy Clown said...

FACT

3:23AM Commenter

I said the Exact same Damn thing and wondered ??????????

How and Why would some 35 yr.old supposedly stay at home MAN give a Rats Ass - Flyin Shit about some old wore out Monument that can barely be seen or anybody knows about in the 1st damn place, and his dumb ass is in Prairie Village - KANSAS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So supposedly that Gobol retard who lives in Prairie Village Kansas thinks he has the right & entitlements to make decisions for those in OTHER States ???????

Wonder if he also to sent a letter to Salt Lake City UTAH about anything that bothered him ????

How about Billings, Montana ?????

It doesn't even have to be about anything current happening right now, it could be about anything really,,,,,,,,,,

that little GOGOL shit doesn't even live in "Missouri" or pay any actual "PROPERTY TAXES" in Missouri or any other state , but maybe Kansas if he owns his own home maybe ?????

BUT, Back to my earlier statements in previous posts I've made on TONYS KC BLOG

Where are ALL these supposed "Concerned Citizens" when it comes time to ADDRESS "Lowering TAXES" across the board for everybody ???????

Never Ever hear anything at all from these "Concerned Citizens" who think their so high and mighty and are Entitled to make decisions and start SHIT for the rest of us on any matter, could be anything,,,,,

Here is what we Hear - Crickets , total silence !!!

NO big campaigns, NO Letter writing, NO Protests , NO Rally's on lowering TAXES, notta, Zilch nothing !!

BUT GODDAMN mention a New Airport or Toy Frickin' Train or a New Hotel that'll be Destroyed after its built, and those Degenerate pecker heads come flyin' out of the wood work to support all kinds of NEW TAXES to place upon us Citizens for years to come !!!

I Think that GOBOL asshole secretly works for some local news channel or some Media company, and just did it to start SHIT amongst everybody, knowing it would cause some rift amongst everybody !

Mr. Gobol is a SHIT starter what he is !

probably did it with hopes of writing about or doing some secret news story on it to boost his Networks ratings or something !

Maybe GOBOL has a family member working in the Local News Media under another name too, and they encouraged him to write that stupid letter , so their family member reporter would have something to report on and make an issue out of ???????????????????



F. WALLACE said...


well,,,to answer...many souls who live in Kansas think differently...or don't think at all...

Anonymous said...

There is a monument at the site of Custer's last stand. Maybe the man in PV should try to get it removed.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing bold about being chicken shit enough to advocate the destruction of property you do not own just to score points with a pack of God Damn stinking ass boons. I can't wait until we go after the Mexican monuments and statues in this country. REMEMBER THE ALAMO!!!

Anonymous said...

TEAR THEM DOWN YOU BITCHES AND THEN WHEN YOUR DONE WHATS NEXT

Anonymous said...

^^We are coming for you. You are powerless to do a thing about it. We are running agendas now man. You are done!

Anonymous said...

^^^^ How much is Soros paying you?

Anonymous said...

just leave the damm statues alone. if you want them tore down pay for it your self. god dam p v ass holes

Anonymous said...

@12:52Pm Lots baby cakes...lots.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

IS SOROS PAYING YOU IN HOT POCKETS AND PIZZA ROLLS BITCH BOY

Anonymous said...

DRINK SOME MORE KOOLAID HAVE SOME LITTLE DEBBYS AND I LL SEND YOUR MOMMA DOWN IN A WHILE TO CUDDLE YOU AND TUCK YOU IN BITCH BOY

agentzero said...

The rabbit hole they want us to go down is if anyone can take offense at anything we must remove it from the community. The problem is everyone is offended by something. How about thick skin, live and let live, hit the gong on the worst ten percent of both sides. Then strive to be excellent in the here and now. Elon Musk for president.

agentzero said...

What warped bs focusing on memorials instead of 5 biggest problems of KC. Current history of deaths and poverty and integrity and getting the future fight. Hit the gong. Elon for President.