Sunday, September 06, 2020
BLACK LIVES MATTER MURALS DEBUT IN KANSAS CITY TO MSM ACCOLADES!!!
MSM reporting of local BLM murals has been complimentary and upbeat despite a great deal of local criticism regarding this display.
Don't forget that recall petitioners list the Mayor's endorsement of these murals as part of their case against him.
Still . . . Local coverage focuses on community volunteers and artistic inspiration.
A couple of examples out of many:
Fox4: Multiple ‘Black Lives Matter’ murals unveiled around Kansas City
KMBC: Artists work to create 6 Black Lives Matter street murals in KC
At the risk of pointing out the obvious, what surprised us is that the majority of local, artsy volunteers were white.
Accordingly . . .
THE KANSAS CITY DEBATE OVER BLM MURALS IS NOTHING MORE THAN TYPICAL PARTISAN CAMPAIGN SEASON SLAP FIGHTING AMONG THE LAST REMNANTS OF MIDDLE-CLASS WHITE PEOPLE!!!
Sure, this discussion can get racially charged but a close look at the artistic endeavor reveals quite a few young, white denizens of the creative-class looking to step up to the forefront of this movement.
Cringe-y money line:
“I learned it is about getting the message out there, because this isn’t going to fix any of the problems any time soon, but it’s going to get awareness. Awareness that black folks are people too, and we need to listen to their stories too,” One white guy said.
And so, after Sunday morning contemplation, the hopeful conclusion we've reached is that, in Kansas City, BLM murals have only worsened racial divisions betwixt differing factions of white people fighting over petty political differences which distinguish two sides of the same coin.
Developing . . .