Thursday, April 04, 2019
TKC MUST SEE!!! FALLING DOWN!!! FOR 1ST (& 2ND) TIME IN HISTORY KANSAS CITY VOTERS REJECT WHITE DUDES!!!
For those who haven't seen it or haven't seen it in awhile, TKC totes recommends the 1993 cinematic classic FALLING DOWN given that this week has been rough for white dudes.
First, our white dude blog readers had to defend themselves from being called "angry" by liberal arts majors at KU. Ironically, a lot of the comments seemed pretty angry and didn't make us laugh at all.
And now . . .
MAINSTREAM MEDIA REPORTS THE HISTORIC TRIUMPH OF IDENTITY POLITICS IN THE KANSAS CITY MAYORAL ELECTION CYCLE!!!
Here's the money quote because it's scary that even a corporate news station had to bury the lead because of fear of backlash:
KCTV5: "Kansas City voters face the first mayoral race where neither candidate is a white man and Justus is the first openly gay candidate vying for the spot."
^^^ And our AWESOME TKC READERS remind us that KCTV5 is totes WRONG. The last mayoral election was betwixt Sly James and THE GENERAL Vincent Lee. Both of whom aren't white dudes.
SO THIS IS THE HISTORIC SECOND TIME KANSAS CITY REJECTS WHITE DUDES FOR MAYOR!?!?!
But I digress
Now, in much the same way that "Falling Down" is more B-movie camp than anything else . . . Let's take a look at the sitch objectively.
If Clay Chastain, Scott Taylor, Steve Miller, Scott Wagner, Henry Klein (who actually ran an inspiring campaign) and Phil Glynn (who ran a FAKE-ASS campaign) is the best that white dudes can do . . . Then "they" don't deserve to win.
(Or maybe we might consider that racial identity politics is a losing game even if it dictates a great deal of voting from the Northland the to the 3rd district. More on that later . . .
Similarly . . .
Longtime TKC readers compare this to so many Conservative Republicans constantly complaining about KCMO Congressman Cleaver but the only guy they can find to run against him is perennial loser and all around nice guy Jacob Turk.
But more important than all of this is the question we throw back to our blog community . . .
DOES THIS HISTORIC KANSAS CITY VOTER REJECTION OF WHITE DUDES REPRESENT A TRIUMPH OR TRAGEDY?!?
Think about it carefully, don't get too angry because The Greater KC Chamber & The Civic Council are nuts with JoCo white dudes who look just like you and they're REALLY calling the shots in this vote behind the scenes . . . Even better, consider using this TKC Amazon affiliate link to get another look at an underrated movie wherein some white guy laments the rapidly changing state of the world only to discover that the problem was mostly in his head all along: Falling Down
You decide . . .