Sunday, March 21, 2021

The Excellence Of Alvin Sykes Proves Not All Kansas City Activists Are Created Equal

The recent passing of activist Alvin Sykes reminds us that the legends of the American Civil Rights era are slowly fading into history.

Real talk, TKC is a mere blog with tabloid aspirations and we waited on this reflection in order to share more fitting tributes and to see what local newscycle had to say. 

As always, we were disappointed.

Few local news outlets understood the Mr. Sykes was an uncompromising man and one of the very few intellectuals of Kansas City's civil rights leadership. 

He didn't seek publicity and always kept reporters at an arms length. His preparations for interviews were meticulous. He always overloaded most newsies with tons of resources so that they would have a comprehensive understanding of the subject under discussion. 

And lets be honest: Mr. Sykes never garnered the financial rewards that so many modern day activists attain. As the BLM movement garners HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS in donations, we remember that Alvin Sykes sold t-shirts to sustain his efforts. Over the years TKC bought three of them.

And yet his accomplishments are part of American law whilst so many others are lucky to garner an afternoon news story.

A quick story . . . We share the top photo that TKC took when we first started taking photography seriously, it's not a great shot but we used a slightly upward angle in order to capture Mr. Sykes calmly surveying a protest against Nazis whilst everybody else was screaming their heads off . . . Full disclosure, TKC was mostly there to yell some truly awful things at the opposition and not in any real journalistic capacity . . . Yet a quote from Alvin Sykes still resonates and reminds us of his thoughtful consideration of modern day activists who should strive to live up the legacy provided by former local leaders but probably won't . . .

"It's a positive sign whenever people are motivated to stand up against hatred," Mr. Sykes said. "Moreover, when we can take an event like this turn it to our advantage and show the vast majority of the people aligning themselves with forces against hate. That's a good thing."

R.I.P. Alvin Sykes

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Money to BLm is mostly just a payoff to avoid more riots.

It won't work.

Anonymous said...

^^^

:(

Bri said...

'Activists' are generally the most useless people on the face of the planet. They are professional whiners and often accomplish worse than nothing. The opposite of what they're supposedly trying to accomplish.

Anonymous said...

HOW MANY BLACK KILL BLACKS IN KILLA CITY. BUT HES GREAT

Anonymous said...

THESE PEOPLE ARE SO FULL OF SHIT!

Anonymous said...

No one cares about this sh*t any longer. If we can all identify as transgenders, then we can all identify as whites and automatically get white privilege. Racism is over.

Anonymous said...

Never heard of this guy. Don't care to. Weird.

Anonymous said...

^^^ +100000000

Anonymous said...

He explained Antifa perfectly.

Republicans want to make it something bigger & more sinister than it really is.

It's just the locals standing up to a display of organized hatred.

Anonymous said...

Antifa IS organized hatred. And there's not a penny's worth of difference between the anti-fascists they claim to be and the real thing.

Anonymous said...

i had a chat with mr sykes last night: ALIGNMENT

Anonymous said...

Why does the dimwit party always blame the republicans for being racist when the republicans lost tens of thousands of lives to fight for the black peoples freedom?

The dimwits murdered a Republican President because he set the negroe free.

The republicans want African Americans to flourish and the dimwits still call them racist.

The dimwits created the kkk to hold down, hurt and kill the blacks at alarming numbers.

And the dimwit party still exists, why?

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

Because the Demacrat party has become nothing more than a Mafia

Anonymous said...

One good that should certainly come from these "legends" of the 1960s civil rights era passing away is that maybe now there can actually be some leadership in the black community that addresses 2021 realities, facts, and opportunities instead of constantly wallowing around in the past.
Not likely, but at least there's hope.
Or maybe the victory of hope over experience.

Anonymous said...

Rest In Power Alvin Sykes

Byron Funkhouser said...

I did not post the comment at 4:52.

Bri said...

‘Rest in power’ is not be of the most idiotic sayings that the dimocrap party has ever come up with. Everything they do and say screams victimhood. It’s embarrassingly stupid.

Anonymous said...

Rest in God's dirt.

Anonymous said...

Rest in the Power of McDonald's Hot French Fries.