Monday, August 11, 2008

The Adolescents are still in charge.

I found this on Platetizen:

Three Cheers for the Automobile
Posted by: ChevyChaseDC
11 August 2008 - 12:00pm

Former Congressman Ernest Istook discusses why the automobile is the ultimate manifestation of freedom, mobility, and personal choice, and argues for a re-allocation of public spending away from mass transit and other alternatives.

Not surprisingly, the original article comes from World Net Daily, whose unquestioned support of the robber barons at the expense of ordinary people oozes through every page.

Ernest Istook
Worldnet Daily Exclusive Commentary
The great American freedom machine
Posted: August 07, 2008
1:00 am Eastern © 2008

...Trying to force everyone onto mass transit will never work. But be prepared for those who will use today's challenges to push us in that direction – perhaps as brutally as the professional pushers who cram riders into the cars of the Tokyo subway system.

It's time for drivers to stand up against efforts to demonize the automobile. Forcing people to use a particular mode of travel is not the American way. Life is better when you have the freedom to drive, not just find a ride or wait at bus stops.

Waaaaaaaaa! Waaaaaaa! I don't care if the rest of the world goes without! The "American" way of life is non-negotiable, you pigs, now get back in your dirt and like it, or we'll bomb you back to the stone age."

What a schmuck.

I'll bet this guy goes to church every sunday, too.

What's that have to do with it, you say? In his adolescent mind, why, he's an AMERICAN! So his 5% of the world's population is ENTITLED to use 40% of the world's energy. Who $*%&$(* cares about the rest of the world. Let THEM use mass transit - WE are SUPERIOR and we MUST have our individual cars! Only people with CARS have freedom. The rest of you are serfs, and don't you forget it.

What would Jesus do?

He'd take the train, obviously. He would never use a product that exploits the poor, drains the resources from other countries, and pollutes the planet so that life becomes unbearable - but hey, this guy doesn't care. HE is AMERICAN, which means HE has AIR CONDITIONING. Let everybody else fry!

Wow, what a leader this guy is! What a role model! What an inspiration!

Let them eat cake, eh, Istook?

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