Another youtube channel I watch regularly is Not Just Bikes by Jason Slaughter, a Canadian from Fake London (Ontario) who lives in the Netherlands. He is adamantly anti-car, pro-public transport, and pro-environment. His videos are normally slow paced and well thought out arguments (with humour) designed to make a point and reinforce it with facts. However, two of his videos don’t follow that template.
Almost a year ago, he published the video, “There’s Something Wrong With Suburbia (The Orange Pill)”, a very Matrix-like, Morpheus-copying intro to the real world outside suburbia. But your choice isn’t “red or blue pills”, it’s orange and blue pills, like a reference to orange and blue morality. Watch the three minute video linked above first.
Then this week, he posted before watching the 16 minute film below. This is absolutely hilarious, and sad at the same time. He captures all the awfulness of suburban life. It really makes you wonder why anyone would want to live like that without excess amounts of copium.
Another page I recently encountered is Dave Walker’s Diagram Club. Not “cartoon”, but diagram he says, because it shows how things are. And he’s right about that. The image below comes from his site.
There are multiple incidents of entitled traffic terrorists intentionally driving through running races and bicycle races, threatening and endangering people because of the “injustice” of having to wait, of being forced to cede the road to bikes and runners one day out of the year. Such hardship.
Her only regrets are being publicly shamed. And for not killing anyone.
He intentionally drove into them, to threaten and intimidate people who dared to ride bicycles on the road. I don’t care what his intent was, he should be locked up for life.
A woman in a deranged rover intentionally drove though the path of runners at a running race, placing her selfishness and impatience over people’s lives.
This was caused by poor organization by those running the race. But still, why is someone driving anywhere near a bike race?
Yeah, a warning will stop that behaviour, because a ten year driving ban wouldn’t. 9_9
A criminal on the run inadvertantly going through a bike race is not the same as road ragers that threaten cyclists. But it’s equally awful.
Not two days after I posted, this item from CityNews in Toronto appeared. It is EXACTLY like the Dave Walker image, car drivers whining incessantly about a ONE DAY cycling event “terrorizing the city”, “threatening motorists”.
This. Ride. Was. On. A. Sunday.
And it was ONE DAY out of the year. One.
The very next day, entitled traffic terrorists were back on the roads, threatening pedestrians and cyclists with impunity.