Tuesday, April 23, 2019
KANSAS CITY DOC SEYZ 'RACIAL RESENTMENT' KILLING WHITE AMERICA!!!
A former Kansas City medical pro offers a low-key look at the high cost of culture war politics.
More to the point, and possibly impacting both sides of the aisle engaged in partisan slap-fighting . . . The author argues a basic truism: Hateration never helps people and is mostly a self-destructive behavior.
However, to be fair, some folks live for the often invigorating discourse that divisive political issues bring to the forefront.
Either way, the author should be familiar to our best and brightest readers who remember the guy as a member of a prominent local family who launched the only real challenge that Congressman Cleaver has ever endured . . .
As a physician and psychiatrist reared in Kansas City, Jonathan Metzl has science and Heartland street cred on his side; as a public health instructor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, his clinical approach doesn’t overshadow his skill as a wordsmith. As a result, “Dying of Whiteness” is a weighty but smooth read, devoid of polemics or jargon.
An important review . . .
Defending their race has hurt some white voters, doctor writes
Thesis . . .
Conservative whites who hate taxes, gun control and government programs such as the Affordable Care Act are guzzling an elixir that Republicans say will Make America Great Again. But instead of restoring a mostly white (and largely imaginary) era free of rap music and Spanglish, Metzl writes, the toxic brew is shaving years from those voters’ lives, damaging their health in measurable ways.
You decide . . .