Kansas City Mudflood
Stop me if youve heard this one before…
I found a new way to locate image sources that never had occurred to me before. Pinterest has a lot of good pics but usually no supporting links or background context, so the truth behing the image can be skewed to bolster whatever position the poster wants to take. It just means for all the cool shit you can find on pinterest it has little value in a real research task where you need sources and context info.
I have much to edit and add but such little time. I figured this one at least has enough to publish now and complete as we go.
Luckily, nowadays we got this thing called Reverse Image Search. Unfortunately most people think it’s only use is for scanning Tinder escort profiles for potential catfish but its capable of oh-so much more. I just plopped the picture I pirated from pinterest into the search bar and Boom, I got like 20 hits back.
Turns out this is Kansas City in the mid 1800’s. The captions are put together by a local celebrity geologist as part of a lecture on the geology and history of the area. This guy is the spook gatekeeper. He writes the bullshit narrative and since he is the authority of his branch of science he can cherry pick whatever rock formations he needs to validate his claim and who’s gonna challenge him?
This jerk off just blew his cover.
I got a few quotes…
The Life building above is 1885, I dont think settlers wit covered wagons and mud streets is going to build such a solid brick building. Wheres the kilns? This is an Olde World relic. Plus, I mean, insurance is a New World racket, nobody there knew wtf that was or had use for it . The arch was eventually topped off with a Phoenix Serpent-Slayer representation. It has a bell tower too, surprized nobody put a big ass ugly clock in the bell tower.
Boss Thomas J. Pendergast (or simply “Boss Tom”), an unelected dealmaker and leader of the “goat” Democratic faction ruled Kansas City’s government and criminal underworld with impunity. Boss Tom overshadowed Kansas City and exerted influence on many of the best and worst aspects of its history throughout his reign.
They went from muddy dirt roads to apartment complexes that rival the Louvre in Paris in 10 yrs, Not me, bud.
Bronze Plaques for the Army Corp of Engineers and the USGS
Any time you see the A.C.E. pop up you should know by now they are some shady motherfuckers and are usually mockingly celebrating their role in whatever catastrophe had befallen the local population.
This time its only a few bronze plates marking the water level of flood waters. Note they are coupled with the USGS, their fractal counterpart. This tag team on a bronze has loads of significance, you just have to comprehend their true role and not what you were always told in the public education system
Kansas City, Kansas
The thing about naming everything the same thing is all the confusion it creates down the line. History is full of fiction characters that have 5 siblings or multiple generations with the same name, locations are like that too. Heres a few From the State of Kansas I found, Im sure more have been mislabled. Many are A, Gardener, after his Westward Expedition he became photographer for the Union Pacific RR.
The RR is an ancient artifact. We didn’t build it, we repaired it and did some rerouting work. The network of Starforts are up there with the RR. They have always been here. The Army Corps of Engineers likes to take credit for them and likes to tear them down.
The Civilian Conservation Corps was also known as the “Tree Army”, they were known for planting millions and millions of trees and creating the State and Federal Park network. Whats really going on here is they are removing any signs of the Olde World and landscaping the land to match the history books. You really think they constructed a stone Parthenon out in the middle of nowhere? With nothing but horse and wagon and mud streets? Lemme know how that works out for you.
Sacking of Lawrence, Quantrills Raiders
The Civil War didnt come this far west so skirmishes were invented to explain ruinous exhabitations. No pictures but a few sketches survive. Most published in fake history rag Harpers Weekly. One by a Fisk.
Incident includes abolitionist John Brown of the Harpers Ferry Raid