It was a warm sunny day in downtown Mt. Vernon – filled with cars and trucks as usual.
Today I saw someone in their big Expedition in the parking lot of the coop sleeping – while their car was running. I see people hanging out in their cars while stopped and running all the time here. It’s fucked that this is considered OK.
I want to rip the heart out of this diseased animal, but not even God can stop the madness of DRIVING.
[The warm heart of a road killed deer]
Cars ARE the problem with our cities. If it wasn’t for their stink, noise, and dangerous zooming into every crevice of every city, cities would be paradise. They are not part of the problem; no problem is bigger than automobiles infiltrating every aspect of urban life, and poisoning people.
As it is, they are barely live-able. But to experience bicycle culture, one must be in a city. This is a suck lose lose situation. Those of us that choose to get ourselves around in a way that doesn’t involve a personal power plant on a 2 ton chassis are oppressed in a way reminiscent of racism, only we’re even more in the minority. Being punished for a CORRECT act – riding a bicycle.
Same laws they say – OK fucko, let’s make cars go the same speed, where I don’t have to be passed continually.
Here, where I live, people freak out when a cyclist dares to take the road. I’m not crawling along the sidewalk or getting off my bike and walking at the crosswalk. PEOPLE THINK THAT I SHOULD BE DOING THIS with my same laws vehicle. I’m disgusted by the same laws doctrine. Sometimes I MUST break the law just to not get hit. I have to choose the safest line, wherever that line is. It might be riding between the lanes full of cars and going through the light right when it changes. It might be cutting through a huge parking lot to avoid a crazy long light. I should have PRIVILEGES because I choose CORRECT ACTION. Because my vehicle is not filling the air with carcinogens, it doesn’t have enough bulk and force to take people out wholesale – where is the Expert Urban Cyclist certification that allows me some immunity from law enforcement harrasement to do riding tactics that KEEP ME ALIVE. Fuck you, car culture. You can have your 50,000 deaths a year. You can have your cities full of filth and noise (and cancer) you can live in denial until your fucking wasteful selfish LAZY form of transportation collapses. Take your drive-thru garbage food and eat it in your sedentary boxes.
To every driver that thinks bicyclists should not have rights to the road: May your coffin be as comfortable as your car.
The only reason for marketing ‘food’ of this type is the automobile. We put children in cars for long drives and feed them GARBAGE and then expect good behavior??
Where’s MY country? Where are MY people?? Where’s the sanity???by