Wednesday, April 17, 2019
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! ROGUE ACTIVISTS TARGET SUPPORTERS OF KANSAS CITY PETITION TO SAVE THE PASEO!!!
Behind the scenes the current fight over MLK BLVD vs. The Paseo continues to escalate.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY INSIDERS REPORT ACTIVISTS GONE "ROGUE" HAVE TARGETED THE EMPLOYERS OF PETITION ORGANIZERS!!!
Here's the intercepted message sent our way . . .
"These people (the organizers of the Save the Paseo petition) need to be exposed. They need to be put on notice that they can't push back civil rights and the will of the people while they still take money from our community. There is a teacher in Grandview who is circulating this petition, it's time to get at her workplace and let them know she is against honoring MLK. There is also a small newspaper who takes money from minority businesses, we need to shut that down. And there is one other gentleman employed at ######### who needs to answer for this kind of biased political activity. We will be sending word to their employers, advertisers and customer(s) in the community. We should not do business with these people if they are going to advocate against MLK . . ."
Call it "cancel culture" or simply the price of participating in the public discourse. At this point the support for this action is limited but growing. Notice that TKC will not call out any of the organizations or people that this group is threatening with economic backlash but it's worth noting that the already claim success in dissuading some voters from signing the petition in question. Clearly, the activists have been emboldened and now want to hit at the bottom line of their political opponents.
It's also worth nothing that:
- The group is only about a half a dozen strong from what we can tell.
- Many of the urban core ministers who supported the name change and other more established leaders have DISCOURAGED this tactic and, instead, believe they will prevail if the petitioners succeed and bring the issue to a public vote.
- The petition to Save the Paseo seems to be making good progress in garnering signatures despite the lack of a funding mechanism built into their legislative power move which threatens to disqualify the effort.
And so . . .
Debate over the legacy of the iconic civil rights leader and naming a Kansas City street in his honor continues as most locals in the mainstream agree with some form of tribute but have yet to come to an agreement on a location whilst the replacement of signs on MLK Blvd is nearly complete.
Developing . . .