You just can’t make this stuff up!
As a solution to the recent trend in the terrorist weapon du jour, using motor vehicles to mow down innocent people gathered in public places, a liberal Swedish writer has it all figured out. Ban cars!
Yeah, that’s the ticket. Force the terrorists to clobber their victims with a bicycle, or shoot them, or chop their heads off, or stone them to death. There is simply no end to items we must ban to stop this senseless killing.
So, let’s ban cars. Who needs to get to work, anyway? Think of the stress reduction as you sit at home after having lost your job.
Next – hardware stores. Get rid of them! They are virtual weapons warehouses. From hammers and saws to all sorts of grisly power tools and sharp instruments. Ban ’em!
As Breitbart explains, cars and other vehicles “have turned into deadly weapons”, and should be banished from cities to stop attacks like the one in Stockholm from happening in future, according to Aftonbladet editorialist Eva Franchell.
Crackdowns on immigration or extremist ideology are not the way forward when it comes to terror prevention, according to the veteran journalist, writing after Friday’s terror attack in Stockholm left four people dead.
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.”
Noting how it is a popular destination for tourists, Franchell says the city centre must be a “safe environment” for visitors to enjoy. She described it as “remarkable” that it is possible to drive around the Swedish capital’s medieval old town.
Outlining her vision for a car-free Stockholm, she argues: “Most problems with regards to mobility and public transport can be solved, and deliveries to shops and restaurants could take place at times when people aren’t out on the streets.”
“Vehicles have been allowed to dominate our cities for decades and it’s the people who need space. It’s vital now that cars be regulated,” the piece concludes.
The idea of reducing the number of cars in Swedish cities was backed last month by Sweden’s environment minister, who argued that driving is a gender equality issue as well as a matter of shrinking the nation’s carbon emissions.
“Cars are driven largely by men so by giving a lot of space to cars; we’re giving a lot of space to men — at the expense of women,” Karolina Skog explained.
There you go! Men? Ban ’em! Give them the heave-ho. Line them up and force sex change operations on them. Who needs them anymore, since the invention of electricity and the Hitachi Magic Wand? They are mostly only needed to lift things around the house, scratch themselves in public, and bring their knuckle-dragging friends over to watch a football game when there is a live protest on TV involving women dressed as vaginas. Ban men!
The list is limitless. Add items you would like to see banned for the sake of mankind in the comments section below.