Reduction to Absurdity

When terrorists start using cars as weapons, the solution is simple. Ban cars.

Added benefit: Banning cars would harm men more than women. Seriously.

The idea of reducing the number of cars in Swedish cities was backed last month by Sweden’s environment minister, who argued that driving is a gender equality issue as well as a matter of shrinking the nation’s carbon emissions.

“Cars are driven largely by men so by giving a lot of space to cars; we’re giving a lot of space to men — at the expense of women,” Karolina Skog explained.

I’m going to move further into the boonies. These people are nuts.

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7 Responses to Reduction to Absurdity

  1. Robert says:

    This isn’t the Swedish version of the Onion?

  2. Joel says:

    Oh, how I’d love for that to be the explanation.

  3. Well, sure, even if you don’t own a car we can probably agree that it ought to be all right to have say, a Cooper Mini, like it says in the Constitution; but there’s absolutely no need for people to just go out and buy a huge vehicle like a big truck.

    Especially an Assault Vehicle — a big black truck with knobby tires — which are known to be far more deadly.


  4. jabrwok says:

    Wasn’t it Sweden which just made an effort towards sex-neutral snow-plowing which blew up in its face? I’m sure banning automobiles will work much better though…

  5. Joel says:

    jabrwok, I forgot all about that! Yes. Apparently stupidity is not new for the great leaders of Stockholm.

    Stockholm’s center-left government introduced a new “gender equal” approach to clearing the roads of snow last year. The policy states that sidewalks, public transport and bicycle lanes should be cleared before turning attention to the roads. The reason is that women are more likely to use sidewalks while men are overrepresented among commuters driving to work.

    When the first major snow storm swept the capital last week, traffic went into a standstill as no one cleared the streets. People couldn’t get to work, schools had to close and commuters were stuck in traffic for hours without moving.

    Diversity is strength, baby.

  6. Matt says:

    No lesson here. Next poorly thought and executed plan, please


  7. Dink Newcomb says:

    I am not completely certain about the motives but Europe is in a sweat over getting rid of cars in their cities to make them “GREEN” like Oslo, Norway which has just started the process. Stockholm is orgasming over doing it by mid-next decade and I strongly suspect that all those other “GOOD” reasons are any windfall problem with autos being used to reinforce the necessity of all the additional money that will be milked from the citizens to pay for the liberal wetdream. Think of Calif’s train to nowhere and all the hot air that “justified” that.

To the stake with the heretic!