Michael MacClancy wrote:
> Colin Blackburn wrote:
>> Worth reading and summed up by this quote for those who don't have the means/time:
>> "And there you have it, in a nutshell, the cast-iron and immutable reason why urban car drivers
>> can never act collectively - they are all bastards, not by coincidence, but by definition."
> Do you really believe this or share this opinion? If so, you're a sad person. Do you ever drive in
> an urban area? If so, does this make you a *******?
Not half as sad as someone who can't laugh at such a lovely piece of satire.
The following also made me laugh out loud: "The "sodders" had issued some protest guidelines, which
included, "Do not cause an obstruction by trying to impede moving vehicles". Now, I find myself
morally chary of mocking protesters of any stamp, but come on - the whole point of protest is the
impediment of moving vehicles. That is the defining feature of a march; it's what distinguishes
protesting from having a large picnic with some like-minded strangers."
And especially: "I wouldn't necessarily advocate a tax on selfishness (it sounds a bit like
socialism for the under-fives), but it is amusing to watch the implacably self-seeking try and act
in the wider interest. They can't trust their politicians, believing them also to be selfish; they
can't be bothered to take to the streets; they can't make even a minor impact on the traffic,
believing too vigorously in the convenience of the individual; they can't do anything illegal, since
none of them will take the rap for anyone else; they can't even be nice to each other, if there's
any sign of weakness (like an L-plate)."
I wonder if you wouldn't mind piecing out our imperfections with your thoughts; and while you're
about it perhaps you could think when we talk of bicycles, that you see them printing their proud
wheels i' the receiving earth; thanks awfully.