A Kansas City protest group doesn't seem to have much respect for their political opposition or the fundamental laws of the American economy.
Even better, they're not afraid to proudly proclaim their contempt for the status quo.
In the aftermath, they've turned their ire toward white liberals . . . Whatever THAT means nowadays.
Here's a passage the group is highlighting via social media . . .
"Some suggestions for woke, white, neoliberal KC Chamber, Twitter: The West Wing is readily available for streaming. You can kick rocks in that fan fiction, while those of us living here in actual reality listen to the solutions of our brothers and sisters closest to the problem . . ."
Fun fact . . .
Without the help of benefactors who are ALSO members of The Chamber, this group wouldn't exist. So a great deal of this week's tax incentive controversy is just a bit of theatricality by way of shadow puppets.
However . . .
Here's an official statement discouraging any critical questions about KCMO throwing away millions on "fair housing" with very discouraging results . . .
That's kinda rough but so many people chasing tax credits for fun, power & profit probably deserve a bit of pointed criticism.
All of this reminds us of similar chatter from that schlocky "White Fragility" book. The author earns about a million bucks a year for her guilt trip agenda and propagating the spurious idea that racially charged progressive politics aren't also abhorrent.
HOWEVER . . .
TKC supports KC Tenants giving developers a tough time and we congratulate them on their victory. Sadly, throwing the tax money saved down a "fair housing" rat hole ALSO doesn't serve taxpayers, the electorate or residents who desperately need somewhere to live.
There's a disconnect in this conversation which mistakenly believes that local government can solve a problem that they've only worsened with every interaction.
The sordid topic of "fair housing" has been a nightmare in Kansas City for more than a generation. Not so long ago the housing authority emerged from receivership and now threats, protest and racially charged politics dictate the local political agenda . . . Most reasonable people can see that this is also a recipe for disaster.
Developing . . .