Saturday, June 06, 2020
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY BATTLE FOR MLK BLVD STARTS AGAIN AND THIS TIME THE PASEO IS DOOMED AMID 2020 #BLACKLIVESMATTER PROTEST!!!
A recent vote to "Save The Paseo" seems so long ago and might be the last local remnant of the Prez Trump era in Kansas City.
To wit . . .
ONCE AGAIN THE REVS DEMAND THAT THE PASEO SHOULD BE RENAMED MLK BLVD!!! NOW THEY'VE GOT MORE POLITICAL TRACTION FOR THIS POWER MOVE!!!
Kansas City has basically complied with the vote to switch the signs back after a sketchy power move signed by the current Mayor Quinon Lucas when he was on council was overturned by an EPIC vote and commendable grassroots movement.
There are still a few signs that remain and our blog community always told readers they weren't going anywhere.
Oh yeah . . .
TKC FIRST on this one too given the cultural zeitgeist seems to approve EPIC Yellow Letters on the street supporting Black Lives Matter in our nation's captial . . .
J.C. Nichols Fountain & Parkway isn't much longer for this world.
In much the same way that Confederate memorials are coming down all at once across the nation, there's no political will to preserve the memory of old school racists or faux ethnic tribute history via street sign . . . BTW and despite the missives of faux Latinos encouraged by sexy white ladies, naming The Paseo was really just some white dude fondly dreaming about his vacation to Mexico -- Hardly a cultural touchstone. Moreover, most Latino leaders in KCMO realize this is an issue of neighborhood self-determination for the African-American community and only a few lone tokens representing absolutely NOBODY have noted otherwise.
Most importantly, let's not forget that "Save The Paseo" activists disgraced themselves and stupidly wasted all of their political capital by way of waltzing into a church meeting in the sanctuary of their opposition and disrespectfully protesting.
Fact is, Former Council Lady Alissia Canady won that campaign for a few Northeast busybodies and she's not going to do it again now that's she is more content to play the role of rising star among Missouri Democrats.
And so . . .
The Kansas City name game is soon to restart just in time for campaign 2020 and in Kansas City, Missouri there's simply no denying that #BlackLivesMatter protesters and leaders have the momentum to finally settle this debate once and for all.
Developing . . .