Friday, August 07, 2020
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY 3RD DISTRICT LEADER MELISSA ROBINSON REJECTS APOLOGY AS MIDDLING COUNCIL REMAINS MIRED IN CULTURE WAR DRAMA!!!
Recently, TKC was lucky enough to have a brief conversation with one of the smartest advocates of urban Kansas City regarding recent 12th & Oak debate. Exasperated, he admitted:
"This is one of the worst councils that has ever been elected in Kansas City."
That's a bold statement but a quick consideration of previous 12th & Oak politicos proves the argument correct:
"They don't talk to each other. There's no planning, no forethought, they all have their own agendas and they don't even try to build coalitions."
Accordingly, this afternoon in a radio interview councilmember Melissa Robinson rejected an apology from one of her colleagues because it didn't specifically address (alleged) racism and she continued to align herself with activists and community leaders who demand the removal of the T&I chair even after public humiliation and an order for political reeducation.
OF COURSE, Councilmember Robinson is entitled to her personal opinions, beliefs and principals.
The point here is that whilst the council debate street markers, racism and social justice . . . Kansas City is quickly going broke and confronting increasingly violent streets as the coronavirus pandemic worsens.
Legend warns us about Nero fiddling as Rome burned and that classic story offers us a perspective on present day leadership kneeling before the alter of identity politics in the midst of far more serious threats to the people of Kansas City.
Developing . . .