Friday, August 10, 2018

The Real Left: scooter vandals.

You know how the SJW/EcoFreak/Femminazi Left is always demanding "community based solutions" and "think global act local" and "reduce/reuse/recycle" and all that happy horseshit? And every time some new initiative comes, we all roll our eyes because we really don't believe anything they say?

Well, all that eye-rolling was justified my friends. They do not mean a single goddamn word of it.

They've been crammed into toilets, tossed off balconies and set on fire. They've even been adorned with dangling bags of dog droppings.
As cities from Santa Monica to Beverly Hills struggle to control a rapid proliferation of electric pay-per-mile scooters, some residents are taking matters into their own hands and waging a guerrilla war against the devices. These vandals are destroying or desecrating the vehicles in disturbingly imaginative ways, and celebrating their illegal deeds on social media — in full view of authorities and the public.
"They throw them everywhere: in the ocean, in the sand, in the trash can," said Robert Johnson Bey, a Venice Beach maintenance worker who regularly comes across scooter parts on the Venice Beach boardwalk, Speedway and adjoining alleys.
"Sunday I was finding kickstands everywhere," Bey said. "Looked like they were snapped off."

A pay-per-mile electric scooter you can take from the side of the road where its lying, slide your credit card, and ride for as far as you want, then leave it at your destination. That is a hell of a fine service. I have a bad knee, getting around in a city is hell for me. One of those scooters would be amazing.

But people are smashing them, setting them on fire, driving their cars over them. Hundreds of them. Seems unreasonable, doesn't it?

When Hassan Galedary of Culver City sees a Bird scooter, a knot in his stomach begins to twist and his teeth clench, he said. The 32-year-old film producer describes the sensation as one of "violent bitterness."
"I hate Birds more than anyone," Galedary said. "They suck. People who ride them suck."
He loathes the scooters so much that he waged what he calls an "insurgency" against them, tossing the contraptions into trash cans on Abbott Kinney Boulevard and down the Culver City Stairs. He even designed a T-shirt of a chick perched on a scooter being shot in the head. Many of his anti-scooter antics have been featured on the Bird Graveyard account.
So where does all this scooter scorn come from?
Galedary grew up on the Westside and said he hates how kids there are paying to ride scooters instead of honoring the local traditions of surfing and skateboarding. He hates the traffic accidents they cause — "Bird on Bird," "Bird on person" and "Bird on car"— and he hates how they can be left anywhere for pedestrians to trip over.
"The city is already losing so much culture due to gentrification," Galedary said.

Yes, those goddamn rich people with their goddamn money, GENTRIFYING everything, and those goddamn kids having fun the wrong way. There oughta be a law!

Clean, cheap transportation, available to all, getting people out of their cars and back into Nature, all that exercise and fresh air for the poor and needy who can't buy their own scooters? Yeah, screw that! Because GENTRIFYING and SURFING!!!

They're insane. They're fucking well insane. You give them -exactly- what they want, I mean perfectly what they said they wanted, every single parameter met, and they freak out and burn it down like a bunch of rabid chimpanzees.

So let this be a warning to any of y'all Moderates who are doing the "feed the crocodile so he eats you last" plan. They'll lose their shit and eat you first. That's who they are. Mentally ill destroyers of life.

The Phantom

Update! Already an update from Kathy Shaidle of Five Feet of Fury, this is too perfect. In Toronto's formerly crappy but now trendy area of Parkdale, its Lefties protesting against... wait for it... Vegans!
Parkdale, a rapidly gentrifying Toronto neighbourhood, was the scene of a protest Saturday against its latest interlopers—vegans.
Around 250 people turned out to the meeting, called Parkdale Isn’t Vegandale, to express their concerns over the branding of a cluster of vegan shops and restaurants that have dubbed themselves Vegandale around Queen and Brock streets. Their issues centred on capitalism, gentrification, and a perceived moral self-righteousness on the part of the vegan businesses.
Yep. They're all crazy. Every single one.


Jonathan H said...

I've seen those scooters in cities, and they litter the sidewalks during normal use, then users ride them fast through crowds with little care for those around them. The companies are not local and as far as I can tell don't pay any taxes or licensing fees for them; at least rental bike operations are (usually) more tidy and have well behaved riders.

The Phantom said...

Damn those Capitalists and their affordable public conveniences!

It seems to me your problem is with the assholes who live in your city, Jonathan H. Never seen an abandoned bike lying on the sidewalk? Never saw some dickhead on a bike riding dangerously?

I was in Toronto yesterday, all I saw the whole day was assholes on bicycles. All of them trying to commit suicide against my passenger side mirror.

Since when is a service valued by the taxes and licensing fees it pays? Should a company pay a fee and get a license to leave scooters in town that anyone can use?

There oughta be a law, is this what you're telling me? "If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." Regan said that in scorn. Its not meant to be a policy.