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September 1, 2011

"Well, the road may change, but the driving rarely does."

People on 'ludes should not drive.

Our system puts people in an impossible situation.
First, it conditions them from infancy to Submit and Obey -- and most people eventually do, out of dreary necessity. They may show some early exuberance "for driving and other things" when they're young, before the toothless but firm-jawed gums of the system clamp down on them in the form of things like DMV "points" that lead to "surcharges"and -- lately -- a poorer credit score. And we all know the importance of having a good credit score, don't we?  The average American is thoroughly beaten down, living in constant dread of The Man.  This makes him nervous and twitchy. Now add an overpressured life and minimal to nonexistent actual driver training in the sense of learning how to control a car and work a car so that you are actually making real use of its capabilities vs. learning to Always Slow for a School Zone and be a "responsible machine minder" and, viola. -- Americans Don'€™t Drive | Eric Peters Autos

Posted by Vanderleun at September 1, 2011 11:47 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.