Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Kane Watch: 10 Points, Gene

As the home of the Kane Watch, we take great care in calling attention to and awarding those columns that Gene gets right. You won't find an argument on this blog that says he's not good at what he does, we just sometimes argue that he's a complete idiot. The case is not so today. Gene has written a stellar piece in response to the murders on Old World Third.

Gene's column, titled, "A few ruin club-going experience for all," is exactly the kind of responsible commentary I feel this city could use a lot more of. Almost a rant, it is a just what the doctor ordered.

It begins:

Here's a message to young, club-hopping, party-going black Milwaukee:

If your intentions are to ruin the nightclub scene downtown - and elsewhere - for just about everybody in your demographic, let me say this:

Mission almost accomplished.

It continues:

Frankly, lots of folks in town are just about fed up with young, club-hopping, party-going black Milwaukee.

You've got nobody to blame but yourself.

It concludes:

I recently received a message from a young African-American who felt discriminated against in a popular downtown nightclub. The complaints were similar to those that have one Milwaukee nightclub facing a U.S. Justice Department investigation.

To tell the truth, it's hard to muster up appropriate outrage about this alleged apartheid policy in light of some black clubs that end up self-destructing because they can't control their own clientele.

Well done, Eugene. I only hope those to whom this rant is addressed will wizen up and heed the advice.


At 6:29 AM, July 18, 2006, Blogger Billiam said...

He's on the money, this time.

At 9:37 AM, July 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

unfortunately - the people that need to READ the column, probably don't read Gene's column, if they can read at all.

The responsible, educated members of 'black' milwaukee already know what Gene was saying. The gang-banger scum doesn't care about Gene or anyone else.

At 11:20 AM, July 19, 2006, Blogger Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

It was just a matter of time until he got SOMETHING right. If you blindly throw 100 darts at a dart board, one will eventually hit the bullseye. Good for him. The worst part is, we have to wade through 99 more columns until we get one we agree on again.


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