FORESHADOWS VEHICULAR TYRANNY
By: Frederick Meekins
Often in their attempt to engineer our lives whether we want them to or not,
contemporary liberals have a tendency to hand down any number of psychosocial laws or
principles since most of them view us as little more than animals to herd into a corral.
It seems that their behavior is often just as predictable.
For example, one of the cardinal principles to understanding contemporary liberalism is
that the policies that they initially enact as voluntary will ultimately be enforced as
Gaining in popularity in large cities and metropolitan areas across the United States
is an occasion called Car-Free Day. It is pretty much as it sounds.
For no other reason than that they have duped most into believing that they are
better than everybody else, social planners have told us that we are suppose to
voluntarily forego the use of our personal automobiles for a day in favor of public
transportation and bio-locomotion (forms of transit such as walking where we want to go or
riding a bike).
Eventually, this will go from occasional and voluntary to mandatory and permanent.
Some will denounce such a conjecture as typical conservative and conspiracy
But is it? It seems more like rational analysis of the mass media.
In a Washington Examiner column titled "Car-Free In DC In Your Future", Harry
Jaffe makes this very proposal. Specifically he contends, "Why not make
Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House to the foot of the U.S. Capitol car-free on
Sundays? Imagine the inaugural route, Americas Main Street, a peaceful parade
of strollers, bikers, and walkers.
Another law of human nature is that what is called for (especially when the demand
involves extending control over the lives of other human beings) is never enough.
Those opposed to the automobile wont be satisfied with Pennsylvania avenue closed
on Sundays. Eventually the call for it to be closed everyday will go out and
ultimately this policy will engulf larger and larger portions of the city.
Such a policy could very well come to engulf much of the population of the United
States. Impossible, the skeptical scoff. But once again, is it?
Already in the most blighted portions of Detroit and in Katrina-devastated New Orleans,
a protracted campaign of systematic low grade depopulation has been underway for sometime.
For instead of sending in SWAT teams to interdict and remove criminally
recalcitrant segments of the population, municipal authorities need only deny those
utilities necessary to enjoy a technologically advanced standard of existence.
The argument is made that too many resources would be expended to maintain or repair
such infrastructure. Residents would be relocated to areas of higher population
density where police and bureaucratic operatives do not have to exert themselves to as a
great of an extent (we wouldnt want to interrupt those coffee breaks and doughnut
runs). The abandoned properties would be reforested or whatever the lovely sounding
word of the month happens to be for infringement of property rights in the name of the