Ban Cars!!!

So, it finally happened (via LC & IB Veeshir), we have reached Peak Stupid™:

Cars and other vehicles “have turned into deadly weapons”, and should be banished from cities to stop attacks like the one in Stockholm from happening in future, according to Aftonbladet editorialist Eva Franchell.

Crackdowns on immigration or extremist ideology are not the way forward when it comes to terror prevention, according to the veteran journalist, writing after Friday’s terror attack in Stockholm left four people dead.

Instead, it is cars — which she calls “effective murder machines” — that Franchell says “must simply be removed from city centres and places where people gather, if people are to be protected in future”.


If you have ever wondered, dear LCs, why it is that His Imperial Majesty can’t say “Swedish” without at least chuckling derisively, this should serve as a rather good example.

Apart from the sheer monumental stupidity in demanding that cities be cleared entirely of motor vehicles (who will deliver goods to your stores, Einstein? You’re going to get them there on bicycles?), what is it with this whole “have turned into deadly weapons” retardation? They’ve been “deadly weapons” since they were invented although we have to point out, in all fairness, that so has pretty much everything else. That Number 2 pencil of yours? Don’t make us demonstrate what we can do with that thing, because you won’t like it.

It is a perfect example, so very emblematic of everything that is wrong with the “progressive” nanny totalitarian society: You can’t eliminate danger by banning “dangerous” stuff, because everything is potentially dangerous, from ICBMs to your favorite organic juicer, on to your kid’s pacifier. Do you really want to know how many beautiful babies choke on those things every year? No. No, you don’t. Because if you truly knew just how many things were potentially lethal weapons, then you’d all end your pointless lives immediately. Which, come to think of it…

Sure. Ban all of the things. Best of luck with that. Why don’t you start by banning yourselves?

Vehicles are “easy to steal, and so nothing has been able to stop their advance”, writes Ms. Franchell.

“It just isn’t reasonable that a big truck can be driven right into one of Stockholm’s busiest streets on a Friday afternoon right before Easter.”

You do realize that the whole purpose of a vehicle is for it to be driven, don’t you? But, by all means, stop all deliveries unless by foot and, while you’re at it, make it illegal to drive at all in Stockholm. Make everybody park on the outskirts of your capital and walk the remaining several miles or so into the city proper. Businesses will boom, we tell you, BOOM!

Outlining her vision for a car-free Stockholm, she argues: “Most problems with regards to mobility and public transport can be solved, and deliveries to shops and restaurants could take place at times when people aren’t out on the streets.”

Just like in old Rome! We remember it well. No buggies except for in the middle of the night. It was a wonderful system. So very “progressive” to go back a couple of millennia in time.

And it wouldn’t be a real story from the SJW Central of Europe, Sweden, if we couldn’t throw some “feminism” in there too:

The idea of reducing the number of cars in Swedish cities was backed last month by Sweden’s environment minister, who argued that driving is a gender equality issue as well as a matter of shrinking the nation’s carbon emissions.

“Cars are driven largely by men so by giving a lot of space to cars; we’re giving a lot of space to men — at the expense of women,” Karolina Skog explained.

So… You’re saying that women suck at operating motor vehicles since, why else would they be driven largely by men? Isn’t that somewhat sexist of you? Shouldn’t you instead be pushing militantly for quotas in issuing of driver’s licenses so your sisthren will no longer be so patriarchally oppressed by male driving privileges?

Sorry. CIS-male driving privileges, of course.

We’re still struggling with trying to learn this new language of yours which, alone among all languages, has no logic or common sense associated with it at all.


(Obligatory language note: We did read the original article to verify that it was, indeed, as full of Teh Stupid™ as the Breitbart article suggested).


  1. 1
    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    Uff da, dem Svedes is silly!

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    I would enjoy visiting her desk and showing her all the common, every day items sitting on it that I could use to painfully end her existence.
    I suspect this cow doesn’t have a drivers license either.

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    fporretto growls and barks:

    This is what happens when you’re unwilling to name the enemy. It puts me in mind of a passage from Atlas Shrugged:

    [James Taggart] “What I mean is, there are practical problems to solve, which…For instance, what was that matter of our last allocation of new rail vanishing from the storehouse in Pittsburgh?”

    [Dagny Taggart] “Cuffy Meigs stole it and sold it.”

    “Can you prove that” he snapped defensively.

    “Have your friends left any means, methods, rules or agencies of proof?”

    “Then don’t talk about it, don’t be theoretical, we’ve got to deal with facts! We’ve got to deal with facts as they are today…I mean, we’ve got to devise some practical means to protect our supplies under existing conditions, not under unprovable assumptions, which –”

    She chuckled. There was the form of the formless, she thought, there was the method of his consciousness: he wanted her to protect him from Cuffy Meigs without acknowledging Meigs’s existence, to fight it without admitting its reality, to defeat it without disturbing its game.

    The use of a single word — Muslims — would dispel all the nonsense…but to the determinedly blind, there is no such word, and never will be.

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    irish19 growls and barks:

    What a truly special kind of stupid she is.

  5. 5
    Bill Quick growls and barks:

    One of my peeps noted that since almost all food arrives in urban areas by truck, banning them would have, ah, unintended consequences.

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    The Lone Haranguer growls and barks:

    Remember when Sweden was a world power? :em03: Neither do I.

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    VonZorch Imperial Researcher growls and barks:

    Just when you’re sure the leftards have hit rock bottom stupid they come up with stupider.

    The Lone Haranguer @ #:6
    Back in the 1630s.

  8. 8
    DaToad growls and barks:

    Yep, they just effing mine stupid.

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    Tallulah growls and barks:

    OT but connected: the Title 9 Inquisitors have driven a young man to suicide, at the University of TEXAS:

    A homosexual student filed charges against a young straight man, was instantly believed, and the young man targeted for destruction by the university adminstration and the Diversity Goon Squad. Now he’s dead, and his grief stricken parents are suing:

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    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    we have reach Peak Stupid

    Sadly, there is no such thing.

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    irish19 growls and barks:

    VonZorch Imperial Researcher @ #:
    Instead of stopping their digging, they send up for the explosives.

  12. 12
    Retired Spook growls and barks:

    Wasn’t it Einstein who said “There are only two infinite things: The Universe, and human stupidity. And I’m not sure about the Universe.”

    Just when you think they’ve hit rock-bottom stupid, one of them will break out the picks and shovels, and start digging again.

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    VonZorch Imperial Researcher growls and barks:

    irish19 @ #:11
    Yep, I’m not sure whether it’s sad or beneficial, probably both.

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    Ironbear growls and barks:

    “So, it finally happened (via LC & IB Veeshir), we have reached Peak Stupid™:”

    No we haven’t.

    They can always, always always sink to an even lower and deeper level of impenetrable stupid, Misha. Trust me on this one.

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    Azygos growls and barks:

    What is being described is the Dunning-Kruger effect.

    The phenomenon was first observed in a series of experiments by Dunning and Kruger of the department of psychology at Cornell University in 1999. The study was inspired by the case of McArthur Wheeler, a man who robbed two banks after covering his face with lemon juice in the mistaken belief that, because lemon juice is usable as invisible ink, it would prevent his face from being recorded on surveillance cameras. The authors noted that earlier studies suggested that ignorance of standards of performance lies behind a great deal of incorrect self-assessment of competence.

    In simple terms the dead don’t know they are dead. Its the same for the stupid. It goes beyond that. People are not just Peak Stupid they are Root Mean Stupid. This pattern of over-estimating competence was seen in studies of skills as diverse as reading comprehension, practicing medicine, operating a motor vehicle, and playing games such as chess or tennis. Dunning and Kruger proposed that, for a given skill, incompetent people will:
    fail to recognize their own lack of skill
    fail to recognize the extent of their inadequacy
    fail to accurately gauge skill in others
    recognize and acknowledge their own lack of skill only after they are exposed to training for that skill.

    The really sad part of this is the number of professors (I use the term loosely) that teach X-Subject yet they have no actual experience in what they are teaching. Think Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School.