Comment 53223

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted December 17, 2010 at 08:46:06

I think that there are few areas of modern Life where there's as an entrenched mindset that comes close to that of the Automobile Culture. It's pervasive, it's myopic, extraordinarily defensive...as well as staunchly unwilling to consider most other approaches to getting around.

Observing exchanges with people such as TomRobertson are fascinating, compelling...as well as downright bewildering.

It reminds me of trying to discuss the merits of a fit-conscious lifestyle with a couch-potato; the resultant 'argument points' often end up resembling something from the theatre of the absurd.

And of course, the really disturbing thing is that this culture holds sway in most situations of governance. Not everywhere. In some places, forward thinking holds sway. But it sure hurts to be held prisoner by it when you know in your heart that most everything the Automobile Culture stands for in an urban setting is just...plain...wrong.

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