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).