Here’s an interesting Kansas City interview from a local hip-hop website going deep undercover with a representative from a local protest group.
There’s a lot of anarchist and communist jargon and verbiage but the claim of widespread representation of the local left was the boldest assertion made among this group who have counted among their members that “lady” hilariously accused of slapping a police horse.
Money line . . .
“This group, now the largest left org in KC, is somewhat feared and even ostracized by our city’s traditional liberal activist groups. PYO insists that theory and practice are two sides of the same coin and they have mandatory monthly study groups where they discuss and debate ideology. They see less well-educated and less ideological groups as weaker and the shouters of silly and meaningless slogans. They find that the reactionary right holds Gandhianism and pacifism in contempt. Komrade and PYO utilize Marxist-Leninist-Maoist materials to show the weaknesses of the left and the brutal strength of the Capitalist ruling class . . .”
There’s some confusion that these are Bernie Bros . . . But the Bernie crowd is a lot more mainstream then this crew.
Still, as Kansas City now is the last major refuge of progressive thought in the Midwest if we’re to believe electoral maps . . . This interview was certainly worth a look for the late night.
You decide . . .