When a politician, bureaucrat or any of their activist cronies have no substantive arguments for, well, pretty much anything, they resort to their default mode of calling people racists, sexists and/or a phobe of multiple types. An expert at this, and a substitute for actually being competent enough to be able to do his job in any productive way possible, is Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
Buttigieg was speaking to MSNBC’s Al Sharpton about infrastructure and the topic of traffic accidents, including incidents that led to fatalities, and the secretary couldn’t help but make it about race.
We’ve got a crisis when it comes to roadway fatalities in America. We lose about 40,000 people every year. It’s a level that’s comparable to gun violence. And we see a lot of racial disparities. Black and brown Americans, tribal citizens and rural residents, much more likely to lose their lives whether it’s in a car or as a pedestrian being hit by a car. There are a lot of reasons related to discrimination, even the ways that roads are designed and built who has access to safe street design that’s got crosswalks and good lighting. Who doesn’t have that access? That can drive disparities, and we have a moral responsibility to act on that.
"We've got a crisis when it comes to roadway fatalities in America": Sec. Buttigieg discusses report that found Black and brown people, and tribal citizens, were disproportionately impacted in traffic crashes. https://t.co/VWpOTs7n6x pic.twitter.com/PgyHZjGqDr— MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 25, 2023
What in the blue hell are you talking about, “man?”
Maybe, just maybe, the people getting into all these accidents and getting hit by cars as pedestrians are just awful drivers and/or careless, respectively. Maybe “Mayor Pete” is just another white, liberal racist who doesn’t think minorities can figure things out for themselves.
I don’t know if anyone’s noticed over the last 10-20 years or so, but there aren’t very many good drivers on the road anymore. Just as well, take a look at where people cross the street in even semi-crowded towns. At least seven times out of 10, people don’t cross in the crosswalk despite them only having to walk mere feet to get to one designated to aid them in doing so.
I blame the people for being horrible drivers. I blame the people for not understanding why we have crosswalks. I blame the government for placating stupidity. I blame the government for its own stupidity. And, I blame the government for being the dishonest racist, sexist phobes that they accuse everyone else of being.
Sometimes people just suck at certain things. There’s not always this conspiracy against certain groups of people. And if you don’t understand my points, then maybe it’s you.
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