Tuesday, September 17, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! CLAY CHASTAIN CHALLENGES 'GURU' DAVE HELLING!!!
We have a really great debate going on this editorial and so this town's top ranking petitoner joins the fray this afternoon. Checkit:
Clay Chastain challenges Dave Helling's editorial chastising Missouri Senator Josh Hawley as being "dangerous" & "ugly."
When you observe Star editorial board member (Dave Helling) on KCPT's Week in Review, he appears as if to be an enlightened guru (beard and all) who just came down from the mountain top to tell us all how we should think and how the world should turn. Not surprisingly, he writes with a puffed up over confidence as well.
Now Dave is no dummy, but a guru? Dave read TV news from a teleprompter for years and (to his credit) elevated himself to editorial board status at the Star. It is a curious thing though that members of the Star's think tank advise us all when none appear to have... built or designed anything, worked on a farm or in a factory (where things were being produced), rehabilitated or restored anything, taught school, run for political office, achieved a technical degree, circulated a petition for a cause, or offered any services to the country other than their liberally-slanted opinions.
Nevertheless, Helling penned an editorial (Star 9/17) titled, "Sen. Hawley's attack on Facebook is just one part of his radical agenda." Supposedly, Dave's idea of a radical agenda is Hawley's "politically incorrect" desire for America to return to a place of "common identity" where most Americans once again embrace values of "God and Country," "family and tradition" and reject unrestricted abortion. Now days, wanting to go back to normal is radical.
The first thing notable about today's journalists, like Dave, is that too many not only write with an all knowing and conspicuous bias, but also freely use hyperbole and exaggeration to capture a dwindling audience. Dave's editorial was peppered with emotionally charged, and absolute, words like......"Jihad," "radical," they're all against," "never," "every," "dangerous," "ugly..." in making his points. But far right conservatives are no stranger to this hyped up and divisive political commentary either. It now fuels the mean hysterical discourse in America.
When Hawley "whined" about Facebook censoring an anti-abortion video Dave mocked Hawley saying, "only governments can censor speech." Well Dave, what about Alex Jones' radio broadcasts being denied access on Facebook? Or, liberal California universities not allowing conservative speakers to address their students? Or, the Kansas City Star's suppression of news regarding Clay Chastain and his petitions (the City is trashing) that challenge the establishment's leadership, etc.? Is that just "private editing," Dave?
Senator Hawley understandably believes multiculturalism is changing our way of life when he said, " The left champions multiculturalism and degrades our common identity." But Dave said the Senator was "scarily embracing ethnic and cultural purity while ignoring the truth: "Multiculturalism is our identity," Dave, you are the one ignoring the truth: Until recently, America's culture (excluding blacks, who were forced to come here as slaves) has been a singular derivative of western european cultures primarily founded around Christian beliefs and values. It's not the culture we have today where America is quickly turning into a melting pot of vastly different races, cultures and religions.
Just because birds of a feather want to flock together does not mean that one bird thinks it superior to another. In general, life flows easier, is less disruptive and is merely more comfortable when lived out amid one's own common culture. The Chinese, Japanese, Muslims, Frenchmen, Englishmen, Irishmen, Indians likely all feel the same way. But in America, most everyone is now afraid to say they yearn for the culture the nation grew up in because many fear politically correct people (like Helling) will accuse them of being... "ugly," "radical," "a cultural supremist," a "conservative nationalist," one seeking "cultural purity," or one on a "Jihad."
Dave Helling, not Senator Josh Hawley, may be the one who is "dangerous" because it is this guru's cocksure writing, thinking and commentary that is getting "ugly."
KC Community Activist, Clay Chastain