Recently I stumbled upon yet another lame, local promotional video that perfectly encapsulates everything wrong with this town.
In a word it was nothing less than FAIL.
I always wonder why people can’t find anything better to rave about in this town other than typical Crossroads, Parks & Boulevards and BBQ nonsense. Like talking about the weather, it’s not really a statement but a supplement for real conversation.
The same trite references for Kansas City success never change and that’s just a quick hint that these talking points are clichés and not real reporting of substantial progress.
For the posterity, let’s take a look at this year’s version of local propaganda regarding progress:
First of all it’s simply too long and seems like one of those old 70’s documentaries of a steel town right before the bottom falls out. In other words, this is a testament to a time when there’s still a glimmer of hope to all the debt this town took on and it conveniently ignores the financial pitfalls headed our way.
So enjoy the cheerleading but don’t forget that local violence, abandoned houses, crushing debt and a lack of jobs are really better indicators regading the status of this town.
But the HD video is still fun to watch.