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."

Further reading:

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 . . .

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

things change and keep on changing. It's the way of the world.

Anonymous said...

^^^ +1

Dex said...

That might be true but it's also true that we still live in a Democracy and voters should get a say in what happens in the future. So far, there's very little choice being provided. Just orders.

Anonymous said...

Don't expect that to change any time soon.

Anonymous said...

Stay at home orders for elections: the new normal.

Renzi said...

If you count corporate welfare, President Trump is a bigger socialist than Bernie could have ever dreamed.

Anonymous said...

No money to pay for the new toys. The new toys will need to be returned. No such thing as a free lunch. The collapse of the revenue streams for KC MO will not be short term. Entire industries will cease to exist. KC MO co-signed endless IOUs without thought for the extreme situations.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Damn good comment.

Eventually, people will have to pay the piper.

Anonymous said...

I think you'll find that most of Kansas City approves these policies. That's why they are advancing.

Anonymous said...

Free buses aren't sustainable. You're just asking for another tax increase in the very near future. KC is setting itself up for a major financial downfall.

KCg said...

The tax would be worth it. We need to get people to work. Other cities are already doing this.

Anonymous said...

Progressive policies taking hold? When weren't there liberal policies in KC?

Anonymous said...

Kansas City is the poorest city in the region because people that create wealth continue to move out. Why does the eastside have so many vacant lots and houses? Crime and people that would not pay rent. Landlords walk away. KC future is not one rising but of continued decline.

Super Dave said...

Very good comment

Super Dave said...

Another very good comment

Anonymous said...

Wrong. Making prognostications at this point is ridiculous because none of you dunces really know what's going to happen in the future.

But KC has earned nationwide support for the streetcar and the bus. So to speak against them simply does not make the sense. The voters have spoken!

Cgc said...

^^^^ Voter said no to the streetcar several times over the past years. Only thru mail in ballots was their will overturned.

Think about it.

Anonymous said...

Bernie hasn't done anything. but avoid work.

Anonymous said...

KC looks like it's becoming a socialist paradise.

To bad there isn't any way to pay for it all.

Anonymous said...

KC will be bankrupt by 2025. Unfortunately, so will a lot of other cities.

Anonymous said...

1:43 is wrong kc has plenty of tax dollars from the huge property tax increase last year to fund the toys

Anonymous said...

Here's the thing. If you REALLY look at the future then none of this is really so bad. You've got an economic outlook at his dramatically different than what it has been for a century. Public transit isn't just necessary, it's a requirement. So making it a KC priority is only logical. Sorry, but this blog is stuck in the past.

Cars are OVER.

Anonymous said...

i’m voting no for the fire tax now

Anonymous said...

Bikes are the future

Anonymous said...

False. The area is geographically wide, and public transportation such as it is does not and cannot fill this need for a variety of reasons. Bikes are a transportation choice of privilege that is only safe and available seasonally.

Cars deal effectively with all these issues.

Anonymous said...

No, they're the past, like eighth grade or so

Anonymous said...

Untrue. These policies have been advanced by corrupt local government acting on behalf of local capital interests.

anonymous said...

If what yo say is true, then wouldn't world-wide Bicycle ridership be increasing, rather than decreasing, as it is?

The rest of the World is abandoning bicycles as rapidly as it can, and switching as fast as possible to some form of electrically powered enclosed (weatherproof) plastic bodied vehicles for individual transportation.

If you want the future, switch your front wheel to a battery powered assist with biofeedback capabilities, recharge your vehicle's batteries with solar panels, and wait for a three or four wheeled enclosed cockpit vehicle to become available here.

Anonymous said...

Last one out turn off the lights.

The unnecessary and ill advised shutdown destroyed the local economy.

Grey57 said...

Good point

Grey57 said...

Cars rule!

Byron Funkhouser said...

How will the stimulus plans be payed for? Or, the tax cuts for wealthy donors?

Is the official Pentagon Budget still $1?

Anonymous said...

Lots of amateur epidemiologists chiming in once again.

Always blessed to get the hobbyists' opinions on virilogical risk stratification.

Anonymous said...

Democracy my ass! Trump installed with minority vote, Media allied with deep state to lie America exceptionalism shit. Etc etc etc. ITS A FUCKING MILITARY EMPIRE you fool.

Anonymous said...

Ummm merging the state with business is called fascism actually.

Anonymous said...

Yep the left agrees with super winger.

Anonymous said...

Most of us don't need an epidemiologist to read the stat.s and see this is overblown fear mongering propaganda.

Anonymous said...

Solar power to charge your car ? If you drive a couple days a month, maybe. Electric cars driven daily are charged using petroleum products silly rabbit. There is no free lunch.