Sunday, April 12, 2020
TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! KANSAS CITY CONFRONTS GLOBAL POLITICAL UPHEAVAL AMID CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN!!!
We've already established that the Easter Bunny is actually a quite fearsome critter . . . And now let's continue our ALTERNATIVE take at this holiday that's mostly about love, faith and family.
PROGRESSIVE POLICIES ARE QUICKLY TAKING HOLD IN KANSAS CITY DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC!!!
A roundup for those keeping track:
Already we've seen local protesters willing THREATEN old ladies for their mistakes in order to push a stalled agenda that has now been reignited and looks to enact #RENTZERO policy in KCMO.
Bike/Walk activists work to seize control over local streets and crackdown against drivers.
The streetcar is using KCMO cash to keep pushing for an extension without voter consent.
And the "Free Bus" effort that was hotly debated by conservatives was quickly enacted at the outset of the pandemic was approved and funded without debate.
Accordingly . . .
While most locals talk social distancing and survival during the pandemic. Local activists enjoy a COVID-19 RENAISSANCE for progressive public policy in KCMO.
But the petty civic power grab is part of a bigger, global initiative.
Here's the best roundup of the situation and something we hope sparks insight from our blog community:
This Pandemic Will Lead to Social Revolutions
Money line . . .
"The most misleading cliche about the coronavirus is that it treats us all the same. It doesn’t, neither medically nor economically, socially or psychologically. In particular, Covid-19 exacerbates preexisting conditions of inequality wherever it arrives. Before long, this will cause social turmoil, up to and including uprisings and revolutions.
"Social unrest had already been increasing around the world before SARS-CoV-2 began its journey. According to one count, there have been about 100 large anti-government protests since 2017, from the gilets jaunes riots in a rich country like France to demonstrations against strongmen in poor countries such as Sudan and Bolivia. About 20 of these uprisings toppled leaders, while several were suppressed by brutal crackdowns and many others went back to simmering until the next outbreak."
Carnegie: How Will the Coronavirus Reshape Democracy and Governance Globally?
DemNow: “Coronavirus Capitalism”: Naomi Klein’s Case for Transformative Change Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Independent UK: I sympathise with those who are suffering, but please stop making me apologise for being middle class
FP: How China is Exploiting the Coronavirus to Weaken Democracies
WEX: AOC claims 'environmental racism' is a 'preexisting condition' amid coronavirus pandemic
NPR: Coronavirus May Reshape Who Votes And How In The 2020 Election
Inq: Coronavirus shows Bernie Sanders was right. How can we change America to his vision?
You decide . . .