Thursday, November 22, 2018
Plaza Lights & Kansas City Christmas Season Starts Amid Intensifying Culture War
In his last stint as Mayor, Sly James flipped the switch and to begin the Kansas City Plaza Light season in 2018 whilst political divisions grow increasingly deeper.
A quick stint as to where we stand . . .
- The Midterm election didn't settle anything, even in the face of the so-called Kansas "Blue Wave" objective observers will note that both left & right seem even more entrenched and hostile in their battle for control of the discourse. In Missouri, Republicans dominate BUT grassroots endorsements of initiatives like medical weed and a higher minimum wage show which direction the public is really moving.
- There is no clear KCMO Mayoral front runner and the underground gossip and hateration is growing more worse and mostly popping up in the comments of this blog.
- The Kansas City murder count is down for 2018 but homicides are still trending upward and our city's rate of deadly violence is one of the worst in the nation.
Moreover, on a holiday dedicated to sharing and kindness . . . The wretched, poor huddled masses yearning to breath free at the border are creating a crisis of conscience for all Americans.
Take a look:
WaPo: How we can help the migrant caravan
Fox News: Migrant caravan members may be planning ‘human stampede’ at US border: aid group
PSMag: Americans Who Fear the Migrant Caravan Don't Meet Very Many Immigrants
Newsweek: Migrant Caravan: Mexican Authorities Arrest Dozens Over Disorderly Conduct, Vow to Deport Them as Tensions Flare
CNC: 'They've come here to create disorder': Migrant caravan faces hostility on both sides of U.S.-Mexico border
On the bright side, a local consumer tradition endures an tonight we share a few songs to mark the occasion.
And so we share a quick playlist on the topic of light tonight . . .
Hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving. Hopefully, we'll have more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!