Buy-dem and Buttbrain: Highways are Racist

Posted by freedomforall 2 weeks, 3 days ago to Politics
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"Now highways are racist – and must be cancelled.

So saith the new Oberbefehlshaber der Transport – Pete Buttigieg. Whose bona fides to hold this office are purely political. Hiring him for this gig is like hiring Fauci to play lead guitar for Van Halen.

At any rate:

“Black and brown neighborhoods have been disproportionately divided by highway projects or left isolated by the lack of adequate transit and transportation resources.”

Come again?

How does it “isolate” anyone – black or brown or whatever their shade – when it is easy to get anywhere, as the godfather of soul, James Brown, once sang about, back when America was still sane? Just slide behind the wheel, how does it feel?

Pretty damned good.

That’s what living in America is like.

Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, which made Americans individually mobile. That’s what James Brown’s anthem is all about – and it’s what people like Buttigieg want Americans to forget all about.

Prior to its existence, there was Route 66 – which in many places was a meandering two-lane that went directly through downtowns.

It was scenic – a TV show was made about it – but it was far from easy to get anywhere. It wasn’t an arterial system, like the Interstate system. It went from the midwest to LA and if you wanted to get anywhere else, you took side roads and that took a long time.

Families couldn’t just get in the car and drive to Disneyland – or to see their grandparents in an adjacent state.

Not over a long weekend, anyhow.

People outside of cities were, indeed, “isolated” . . . before there were “superhighways, coast to coast.”"

Federal Government wants the People to be isolated and dependent, easy to control slaves. Without individual transportation, can People who disagree with Government in 45 states go to the Dark Center of America to express their views? No, the People are kept under surveillance and easily controlled, captured, and killed by murderers like the FBI.
SOURCE URL: https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2021/04/05/highways-are-racist/

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  • Posted by 25n56il4 2 weeks, 3 days ago
    Well control is the key word. Look how easily everyone put a mask on their face and distanced themselves looking suspiciously at their neighbors. Closed businesses, kept their kids out of school, and cut back on church attendance. Sheep, sheep, sheep.
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  • Posted by VetteGuy 2 weeks, 2 days ago
    Route 66 is the most famous, but the US-numbered hiways are still out there, and still provide good transportation between most destinations, including those not served by interstates. If your only interest is getting from point A to B as quick as possible, sure hit the interstate. But I would encourage those with the time, to get off and hit those US hiways as often as possible. On many of them you will find that same atmosphere that Route 66 travelers have come to enjoy. Yeah, they go through downtown areas, and as a result past Mom & Pop diners, old stores with hardwood floors, and art deco movie theaters from a day long before people were afraid to go to the movies, 'cause someone might breathe on them. Get off the interstate and ENJOY the drive!
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    • Posted by $ gharkness 2 weeks, 1 day ago
      For the last 6 years I've lived within a mile of Hwy 66 as it goes through Tulsa. It's been fun to drive up and down, looking at all the various signs and historical sites. And of course a lot of the road is just road, with not much of anything on it. That's ok too!

      I'm sure I'll miss it once I become accustomed to being back in DFW. I already miss the slower, saner life we had in Tulsa, but that's not where the job and the kids are.
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      • Posted by VetteGuy 2 weeks, 1 day ago
        I am envious! Tulsa is in the middle of a great stretch of Route 66. From Joplin, thru the corner of Kansas, down to OKC, there are a ton of great Route 66 landmarks. I'm in Alabama, and it takes me at least a day to get to the route, so I can start a tour. I've done all of it, but split over several different trips.
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      • Posted by 2 weeks, 1 day ago
        Its been 30 years since I was in Tulsa participating in a sports event. We had a great visit. I have also enjoyed visiting friends in Ft Worth; downtown had friendly merchants and great live music at that time.
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    • Posted by TheRealBill 2 weeks, 1 day ago
      One of the highlights of my moving to Texas was taking my Vette down Route 66 for a spell.
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      • Posted by VetteGuy 2 weeks ago
        Yeah, there is something special about taking a Vette on Route 66, since that's what they drove in the TV series. I've done several trips, but only my latest [October 2019] in a Vette. It felt like it belonged there! :-)
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        • Posted by TheRealBill 2 weeks ago
          "It felt like it belonged there!"

          Same! Even my wife thought so once we actually got on there - and she didn't know about the show. Perhaps it was me updating her on the history of Route 66. She didn't understand my excitement when I found out it was on the route, but after we were on it for a while she just said out of the blue "why does this just feel right?" >.<
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  • Posted by $ blarman 2 weeks, 2 days ago
    This fits right in with electric cars and the mantra of control. A mobile population is an independent population. But if you can control the mobility of a population like the Democrats did with blacks in the Deep South following the Civil War, you can effectively enslave them simply by limiting their opportunities.

    It's also more than a little ironic (and tragic) that Democrats are talking about repressing blacks, because it was their own party which bragged about building inner cities as modern plantations. Note that the blacks who continue to live in these areas are the victims of off-the-charts criminal behavior including drug addiction and gang violence.
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  • Posted by starguy 2 weeks, 1 day ago
    Do not question our political masters!
    If they tell us that 2+2=4 is racist, or that highways are racist, we are to shut up, and obey!
    (Roll eyes)
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  • Posted by wmiranda 2 weeks, 1 day ago
    I'll throw in a couple of pennies. People that work their lives in a city to buy land in the country are racist. If you buy land and you're white, you're racist against black and brown. If you buy land and are black or brown, you're racist against whites. Neither group wants anybody to build right next to their house in the country, Go figure. Now lets see if some butt brain reads this and writes a news report citing an "anonymous source" on racism.
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  • Posted by mccannon01 2 weeks, 2 days ago
    Gosh, if they want to get rid of them just highlight the Nazi origins (Autobahn), paint them as the results of that ultimate evil, and just cancel the darn things out of existence. Once the enviro-freaks get rid of all the cars, we won't need them anyway.
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  • Posted by rhfinle 2 weeks ago
    Peter Buttcrack needs to get in his car, throw in a CD and listen to Tracy Chapman's 'Fast Car'. Chapman is this Confederate, 'racist' white man's favorite Black female singer, and that haunting, beautiful song is about having the freedom to get up and drive away (although perhaps having nowhere to go to). It applies to American Blacks, and American Everybody-Else as well.
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  • Posted by shaifferg 2 weeks, 1 day ago
    The Interstate system was championed by Ike as president as a result of his WWII Europe experiences. It was needed as a national security issue! Law of unintended consequences bit hard with that one,,,, one of the major destructive forces for the railroads. Prior to the interstate most trucking was short haul from rail yards to destination or from source to the rail yard. Something that Rand could not see in the future national security destroying the rail roads!
    Did allow the g'vmt to nationalize passenger traffic though.
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  • Posted by stk2urgns 1 week, 5 days ago
    In reply to the Twitter screenshot—So are they gonna bulldoze the highways, or forcefully relocate the neighborhoods? What other way is there to “right this wrong”?
    Lols this govt is a joke at best, and destructive at worst.
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  • Posted by $ Abaco 2 weeks ago
    Pet's the first politician I ever saw finish a big speech in front of a big, cheering crown and plant a big wet kiss on another man.

    I'll never forget it.
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  • Posted by Owlsrayne 2 weeks, 1 day ago
    That knucklehead believes that car exhausts cause hurricanes. After my experience with trying to have a propulsion battery pack replacement for the Nissan Leaf I had owned, electric cars are still not the best option. The JB administration's propaganda of electric vehicles is leaving out the situation of when the battery pack can no longer hold a charge who pays for the replacement. The better solution would be hydrogen-powered cars. There are already somewhat pricey conversion kits available for internal combustion engines for sale on the internet. So, instead of building electric charging staions they could build hydrogen staions.
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    • Posted by bradchieko 2 weeks, 1 day ago
      The unseen part is the materials used to make these batteries must be mined. Mining equipment runs on fossil fuels. Same with wind turbines. Without government subsidies, these technologies are not worth the trouble.
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      • Posted by 2 weeks, 1 day ago
        As Eric Peters say, it's not about climate or pollutants. It's about power and control over People.
        I agree, electric vehicles are not a viable, economic solution even it electric energy is free.
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