If You Can’t Find a Place to Park . . . by Eric Peters

One way to make it more difficult to own the despised automobile is to make parking onerous. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:

There’s no point driving into the city if there’s no place to park. It’s also hard to leave the city – in a car – if you can’t keep one there. And that’s why city bureaucrats are getting rid of places to park.

Because they want people to walk – or take government-controlled forms of transportation, such as the bus or the train. For the same basic reason that government bureaucrats want your kids in their schools.

So that they are not under your control.

It’s not framed this way, of course. Instead, it is framed in terms of “arbitrary rules” (which government loves, when it suits) that require a certain number of parking spots be built for each new building built – so that they people who live or work or shop in those building have a place to park. So that they don’t have to walk.

So that they aren’t trapped – in the city.

If there’s anything these bureaucrats despise more than cars, it is the freedom to be able to use them – to escape them. The bureaucrats, that is. To not have the “mobility” they so often speak of. And so, an attack upon cars and mobility, the latter via making it increasingly onerous to own/use them.

They never put it this plainly, of course – for that would arouse resistance. If people understood, they would become angry. So the people are gaslit. Told that parking spots are “unfair” to those who don’t own a car by giving an advantage to those who do. Solution?

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One response to “If You Can’t Find a Place to Park . . . by Eric Peters

  1. Archive Archaeology

    We shall have world government, whether or not we like it. The question is only whether world government will be achieved by consent or by conquest.

    James Paul Warburg, testimony to U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on 1950 Feb 17


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