Monday, July 20, 2009

Chaos! Mayhem! The End of The World As We Know It! Would That Be Such A Bad Thing?

The Vancouver Sun, July 12
Author: Pete McMartin

This, too: Almost every car contains only a driver. Car commuters (of which I am often one) may prefer not to see it in such terms, but the power and sense of entitlement a car confers is a political act, especially in an age of global warming, where every car trip is an incremental crime against nature.

This is the commuter’s secret thrill — the speed and ease and selfishness of a car — because necessity very often has little to do with it.

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