Wednesday, December 12, 2018

SECRET SANTA IS KANSAS CITY'S WORST CHRISTMAS CLASS WARFARE TRADITION!!!



There's a lot to dislike about Secret Santa but for tonight let's make it quick . . .

Secret Santa turns everybody on Kansas City streets into a potential beggar and touts chump change charity from some rich guy as the solution to systemic problems that impact local life from po'folk to the fading middle-class.

We'll have more on this later but for now it's worth noting that the rising threat of real life U.S. class warfare still isn't enough to convince local news to stop celebrating some rich dude and his crumbs gallivanting around town.

Take a look::

KCTV5: Secret Santa slips $100 bills to strangers in the metro

And so, we invite our blog community to think critically about the this local tradition as we share some big picture news links for tonight.

Checkit:

France24: Income inequality, financial crisis and the rise of Europe's far right

Salon: Only in America could a decline in life expectancy not seen since 1915 be written off as individual character flaws

InsY: The Roots of Economic Inequality

NYT: The American Dream Is Alive. In China.

Brookings: Who makes the rules in the new Gilded Age?

FY: America’s inequality problem, in 1 stark chart

The Week: Capitalism is working as designed

You decide . . .

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nah, pecan yule log is Kc's worst tradition.

Jones J. said...

Office Christmas parties. Definitely KC's worst annual event. Notices Sly's shig dig

Anonymous said...

The middle class isn't dying. It's sad to see people believing shit like that. Our standard of living has become so high over the last 50 years that it has simply hit diminishing returns.

US single payer NOW said...

^^^^ There is no such thing as middle class. Just a rumour made up by greeting card companies. You need to stop listening to fox news. It makes you seem like an old stupid geezer.

Anonymous said...

I always thought secret santa was paying for sex.

Nothing wrong with that!

Anonymous said...

The middle class is still living paycheck to paycheck?

I thought Trump fixed all this. Didn't we all get big raises?

Kansas City Rick James said...

The trumpster can only do so much. At a certain point you got to do for yourself. But the government can't get in the way. You got a free the people up so they can move I call for a proclamation Across the Nation to sell Azz and weed and crafts on etsy! We can make this economy great again with juiciness of all kinds. It's just a matter of time until we open this thing up pull it out get it right and get it in!

Anonymous said...

Im surprised the city isnt going after the recipients of this money to tax them. In fact, it wouldnt surprise me to see this city council and mayor propose a text message tax in KCMO. You get taxed per text sent in the city limits....to pay for corporate welfare they slobber over.

Anonymous said...

Hey there , let's go Christmas shopping on the douchebag plaza and get shot !!!

Anonymous said...

^^^ Ouch!

Anonymous said...

Here are a bunch of Democrats at a 100 million dollar wedding.

https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nation-and-world/star-studded-100m-wedding-attracts-beyonce-hillary-clinton-1549431/

Anonymous said...

How long before Secret Santa gets carjacked, robbed and shot.

Anonymous said...

Amazon, Facebook, Google having absolute monopolies is NOT capitalism, in fact, it's BAD for capitalism. The government is going to have to intervene.

Gus said...

In free enteeprise economies, efficient and profitable businesses grow by assimilating less efficient ones. Those with some warped sense of fairness cry FOUL and brand it a Monopoly.

How many of you SJWs never spent a dime at Walmart? Thought so, snowflakes.

Anonymous said...

^^Blah blah blah!

Anonymous said...

Only $100? What a cheap ass! I bet he's white!

Anonymous said...

You're an idiot, Gus. You are an armchair economist. Clearly watch cable new business shows -- they are just as opinionated and fake as other outlets. No economist or economic adviser would agree with your assessment.

Monopolies end up paying less in taxes than multiple competing businesses would, it ultimately stifles purchasing power, etc., etc.

Anonymous said...

Government supported Monopolies are a core tradition of the American Economy, starting with the canals and railroads.
If you don't believe this, buy electricity from the "other" Power Company when you start tour own TV Broadcast Network.

Monopolies are the logical end result of all forms of Capitalism.

Anonymous said...

7:58---Of course he's white how many minorities do you see going around handing out money.

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO -- HOLIDAY HARD TIMES

Santa lined up the extended Kardashian Klan and demonstrated how their ends justify his means!!!

Anonymous said...

yummy yammer Pies from GATES BBQ is the worst tradition in KC! George Drunk man Brett Snd place!!