Wednesday, November 26, 2014

More on Ferguson, this time cars.

It is interesting to note that across the country, blocking roads and freeways has been one consistent method protesters have used to register their outrage over the grand jury’s refusal to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown shooting.  Meanwhile, public transit continues unscathed.

That must be because like all Americans the protesters have an intuitive understanding that by depriving people of their freedom to drive, they create as effective a disruption as any our culture can endure.  Simply put, there is no better physical expression of what John Lennon called "I, me, mine" than the automobile.