Vehicles may also be powerful weapons

Friday , March 28, 2014 - 12:40 PM

Richard Geddes


Personal motor vehicles are not only utilitarian conveyances, but they are force-projection weapons with size, making it clear who thinks they are at the tippy-top. Since most people, for several generations, have used these enchanting “weapons,” they have become thoroughly normalized, with only a daring few standing road-weapon side, considering the cumulative consequences.

As they take great risks pondering this, most everybody still roars on by, powered by varying levels of insensitivity and twisted-face impatience. They forget, or never even know the real cost of the “manifest destinies” of some innovation on the less powerful, who are buried in the back pages.

Richard Geddes


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