Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Possible Upcoming Breaking Point

from James Howard Kunstler's Lagging Recognition Clusterfuck Nation blog entry:
The political dimension of the collapse of motoring is the least discussed part of problem: as fewer and fewer citizens find themselves able to buy and run cars, they will feel increasingly aggrieved at the system set up to make motoring virtually mandatory for all the chores of everyday life, and their resentments will rise against the elite that can still manage to enjoy it. Because our car-dependency is so extreme, the reaction of the dis-entitled classes is liable to be extreme and probably delusional to an extreme, too.
Something to keep in mind. Even if you can afford a car, might be wise to get and ride a bike anyway.