I was looking at some comments on a website after an article about crime in Indianapolis and saw a comment about the bike/walking trail that went through the heart of the city. It’s called the Monon Trail.
I figured I’d take a peek so I found this website that is all about trails. http://www.traillink.com/ Lots and lots of trails. Bike trails. I looked at the “reviews” of the Monon trail and was amused at the candor from several reviewers. Here’s one of them: “…Then down around 38th street there is a four or six lane dangerous crossing with heavy traffic and on below that industrial and blighted area that I did not feel comfortable going through. I made it all the way to the interstate which is the southern most end of the trail. There have been problems down this far with robberies and after reading about the need for increased surveilance [sic] and patrols I won’t be going here again without protection…. ” I wonder what this bike rider means by “protection”? Do they think a camera will save them? Fool. Remember when seconds count, the police are only minutes away. Maybe they are thinking of bringing a handgun? Or a baseball bat? How about a four legged companion? Some of us know where those forms of protection are headed–outlawed and eventually eliminated because they have a “carbon” footprint. Where are all the “animal” lovers?
And another…”you have two choices: you can ride the north end near Carmel where it is crowded, or you can ride on the other side of town where it is blighted. The closer you go to the city the more streets you cross, the more unsafe you feel, and the less bikers you see…”.
Here’s one more just for the hell of it “…The trail DOES go through the inner-city, but it is all very well lit, and I have never felt unsafe when riding. You just have to be smart, aware, and just as polite as usual. :-)…” Just be polite? Really? Is that all it takes? Howdy folks, just passin’ on through, don’t rob me, or assault me, or kill me. If saying please don’t hurt me helped there would be thousands upon thousands of victims who would not have been a victim. This bicyclist is a classic example of a brainwashed nitwit who thinks all you have to do, when finding yourself riding in an area where even the poor bastards living there don’t feel safe, is to be polite. Political correctness places people in harms way, in fact it kills. He/she is what I call a “Moaner in waiting” . Lots of moaning and groaning or even becoming permanently silenced await fools who don’t recognize the “danger” all around them. What trail are you on?
“Bike paths” or “walking paths” are all part of
big daddy (Oh, I better be PC, I don’t want to offend all the communitarians who hate men, especially White heterosexual men ) big momma Agenda 21. There will no longer be a safe, convenient, warm or cool car in the future for you, but you can take that path into hell. Eventually, you will note, that bike paths all lead into cities because you won’t have anywhere else to go. You won’t be joy riding in the country. The urban growth boundaries will keep you locked in “green” ghettos incorrectly named “smart growth”. All people in rural areas will be driven off their land. Roads are being erased and access to rural areas will be eliminated for all but a few “chosen” people. And if you do venture out into the “uncharted forest” as Ayn Rand called it in her novel Anthem, one of the reintroduced carnivores awaits to bite your little head off and nibble on your tiny feet. http://www.klamathconservation.org/docs/Carroll_LynxMarten_hi.pdf You won’t be armed to attempt to protect yourself because they will have succeeded in taking all forms of self defense from you. http://www.infowars.com/amazon-disarms-brits-by-banning-self-defense-items/
My question to you: Is this what you want for yourself and your family? I doubt it is, but I also know few will do anything to prevent it. Have you given much thought to how radically inconvenient and hard life will become when your freedom to use the mode of transportation you desire is ripped away from you? Perhaps its time you did. They like to portray what they are doing as a utopian place where we will all join hands and sing songs. How can there be happiness if you don’t have freedom?