Sunday, February 24, 2013

Want to change the world, but afraid?

We humans have made a mess of things, and it is getting pretty scary. Many brave people are putting their lives on the line fighting to end financial terrorism and the fossil-fuel disaster. If you are afraid, then you are completely normal.

There is something you, in the U.S., can do without getting clubbed and arrested. Join your favorite local civic group and call for more public transit. Be sure to suggest making it fare-free to speed growth. If you are intimidated, try another group. You will find friends and expand your horizons.

When public transit reaches a certain level of use, it will break the critical mass of the auto-sprawl system. This will expose the subsidy of that system, currently seen by many as necessity, as waste. We can then start emptying cities of cars and make them attractive.