It was just a matter of time before we were forced to write this ridiculous post. You knew it was coming, we knew it was coming…and now the day has finally arrived that some extreme leftist has called for the banning of automobiles as a means of preventing terrorist attacks…you know, because the person driving the vehicles couldn’t possibly be to blame.
And while you may think such logic would be reserved for the kookiest of liberal activists living in an isolated commune some 100 miles from any established commercial interests, it actually came from a reputable columnist, Eva Franchell, writing for a large Swedish newspaper, Aftonbladet.
Per a translation from Breitbart London, Franchell’s opinion piece referred to automobiles as “effective murder machines” that must be banned at once if our world leaders are truly committed to the cause of fighting terrorism.
Instead, it is cars — which she calls “effective murder machines” — that Franchell says “must simply be removed from city centres and places where people gather, if people are to be protected in future”.
Vehicles are “easy to steal, and so nothing has been able to stop their advance”, writes Ms. Franchell.
“It just isn’t reasonable that a big truck can be driven right into one of Stockholm’s busiest streets on a Friday afternoon right before Easter.”
Yup, not reasonable at all that a motorist would be permitted to utilize a road…outrageous when you really think about it.