California To Ban Cars in 2015Aug 8th, 2012 | By RhinoDoc | Category: BFTC Featured, WTF
California is phasing out all Cars and Trucks in 2015. Governor Jerry Brown stated that cars kill thousands of people each year, use up resources, kills wildlife, and more. Mary Shallenberger the chair of the California Coastal Commission, stated that “the car ban will make the coastal areas of the state heather and it will clean all of the runoff from our streets. We need to ban surfing and swimming in the ocean and all will be good in the world.”
According to the California Commission On Personal Auto Ownership, The car system’s resource appropriation is a black hole. It consumes an enormous amount of energy, labour and material in space monopolisation, collision remediation, the doughnut effect , inflated infrastructure costs etc. This is cross subsidised by generally raising prices and taxation. It takes an increasing proportion of world oil production, threatening to turn the immanent decline in oil production into a massive crisis. It diverts resources needed foreco-critical infrastructure and has negative social consequences: depriving other services of public funding, increasing the cost of living, stripping wage-earners and governments of their capital, increasing asset inequality and indebtedness and promoting mercenary behaviour by individuals and whole nations.
In general the leadership of the state see this move as a way to be a leader in the global effort to rid the world of greenhouse gasses. Top researchers in greenhouse gas issues applaud California’s move. The Bus Rider Union also chimed in by stating “Now the rich people will have to ride our buses and trains too, ha ha ha.”
On of the side effects of this new law is the bus and train stations at the state boarder and the air ports. Governor Brown did state that his administration was looking into banning, air traffic, and shipping in the waters off California. President Obama applauds the decision in California and is considering some of the same legislation if reelected. The President stated earlier this week “The violence and resource demand of car culture repress real alternative transport ; while its preferred subtle or technological “fixes” are bogus alternatives; they haven’t and can’t reduce car traffic or space demand or reverse the deterioration in environmental indicators. In short, of all the environmetally dangerous behaviours in a capitalist lifestyle, the car habit is the worst. A car ban is the one action that would address, at a meaningful scale and profundity of systemic effects, the Global Dangers : the environmental, economic and social damage generated by the civilization. It is, more than anything else, the touchstone of environmental survival, with it a sustainable human civilization is achievable; without it other actions probably won’t be enough.”
This is all a spoof article, however some of the information is actually from liberal websites. I would not put it past the left to make it happen. I hope you enjoyed this story.