pfadfa at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 28 14:52:32 EDT 2008
I can't tell what point you're trying to argue against or make. But, to respond to your question of why the former question might be more acceptable than the latter: cars have a demonstrably horrific record of death and destruction (whether you take into account the full social and environmental cost or just crashes); the same cannot be said of bicycles. (Although I'm not a huge fan of defacing cars. I think there're far better ways to spend one's energy.)
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2008 19:13:51 +0100
From: goannego at gmail.com
To: list at bostoncriticalmass.org
Subject: [*BCM*] Olympia
And people want to know why CM has a bad reputation?
"blocked all lanes of traffic, chanted things like, "Car bombs, not
cars!", sang songs, harassed motorists, and spit on pro-war sign
holders and anti-choice sign holders. One person, towards the end of
the ride, was arrested for allegedly writing an anti pro-life message
on a truck belonging to the anti-choicers."
Spitting on people, blocking ALL lanes of traffic, advocating violence (car bombs) and harassing people. Hey, you reap what you sow. It is difficult to see exactly what kind of support the guy who defaced someone's car deserves. If you apply the same kind of "hey, it is a car, it is ok to deface it" as "hey, it is a bike/cyclist, it is ok to deface it/them" it would get no support on this list, so why is the converse true?
And if you want to know why the police start paying attention to CMs, well, this is why.
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