Saturday, April 11, 2020
SHAME!!! KANSAS CITY RENT STRIKERS THREATEN 79-YEAR-OLD WOMAN!!!
A social justice movement and reasonable concern about housing during a historic pandemic lockdown has quickly transformed into an ugly instance of online bullying and vicious culture war politicking against some poor old lady.
To wit . . .
SOME (BUT NOT ALL) RENT STRIKERS SPAMMED AN OLD LADY'S DEETS FAR & WIDE BECAUSE SHE WROTE A PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE NOTE OUT OF FEAR OF LOSING HER DUMPY RENTALS!!!
Admittedly, the old lady's message was rude, terse and inconsiderate but not completely incorrect.
There are, in fact, not many eviction protections in Clay County right now.
Responsible leaders are directing their criticism against elected officials and demand the Guv Parson intervene to help locals unable to pay rent with a moratorium on evictions and enforcement . . .
UPDATE: There is verified word that a few leaders of KC Tenants participated in this smear campaign against the old lady. Developing . . .
Sadly, SOME overzealous KC metro rent strikers sought to make a worried old lady into an "enemy of the people" when she is likely just as broke as her tenants.
This situation is exceptionally tragic given that recent KCMO City Hall fair housing advocacy has unfairly depicted landlords as evil corporations when, in fact, a great many "home providers" own only one or a few properties that provide the bulk of their income -- Their relationship with renters is hardly "haves vs. have-nots" but instead many (if not most) transactions are among people from THE VERY SAME WORKING-CLASS DEMOGRAPHIC.
Check the story and realize that the constant American culture war is viciously effective in sparking outrage and influencing voters but ultimately thwarts any real understanding within communities and sacrifices mercy or consideration of individuals and their unique experiences and needs . . .
Landlord's notice to tenants circulates on social media
Deets from the son taking an interview:
His 79-year-old mother has been inundated with nasty and threatening phone calls and text messages.
"While the notice she posted may seem to lack compassion, there is no stimulus relief for individual landlords and she still has to pay the insurance, water, public lights, trash pickup, etc for her tenants. Please consider all sides," he wrote.
You decide . . .