You can have my car when you pry it from my cold, dead hands!

by wfgodbold

This is insane. Read, and be awestruck by the EU’s grand goals for society!

“I suggest that he goes and finds himself a space in the local mental asylum,” said Hugh Bladon, a spokesman for the BDA.

“If he wants to bring everywhere to a grinding halt and to plunge us into a new dark age, he is on the right track. We have to keep things moving. The man is off his rocker.”

Speaking of a new dark age, I hope everyone enjoyed Earth Hour (I turned on most of my lights, ran the dryer, and played video games as part of my celebration of Human Achievement Hour). The whole idea of sitting around in the dark for an hour to “raise awareness” just harkens back to Steven Den Beste‘s comments on teleology:

To a teleologist, the way you stop war is to put a sticker on your car that says “Imagine world peace”. If enough people just want it enough, it’ll happen. Indeed, anything is possible if you just want it enough. You can power modern industrial civilization exclusively using “green” energy, for instance. If it isn’t happening, it’s the fault of all the people who refuse to get on board to help with the wanting.

“Earth Hour” is just teleologically trying to end “climate change;” if enough people turn off their lights, then everything will fix itself! (Though once everyone has switched to those super-efficient CFL bulbs, turning off lights for an hour won’t do hardly anything. Maybe they’ll extend Earth Hour to a whole week.)

It seems to me (paranoid powers activate!) that a ban on cars merely furthers the ultimate EU goal of a return to a populace dependent on the government for absolutely everything. If you get your checks from the man (and the cuts in those checks are what caused the so-called anarchists to riot), and you get your health care from the man, and you can only travel to where the man approves (by methods the man approves), then are you really free?

This wouldn’t fly in the United States (I hope, anyway); freedom of movement is one of the privileges and immunities of citizens, and the main method of moving about freely is via car. Trains, buses, and planes are good at moving lots of people efficiently from one place to another, but they don’t go everywhere.

If you want to be master of your destiny, you pretty much have to have a car; especially in the US, where everything is spread all over creation.

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