What neighborhood does your family live in oh Mr. I know everything there is to know about Chicago's South Loop?Plenty of people in Chicago including my family there would agree with me on that you just see them as subhuman and their existence as an infestation.
Just in case anyone is confused, the statement white reactionary violence against people of color at the hands of the state and vigilantes is in no way, shape or form a perfect example of talking about complex social problems in a totalizing and apocalyptic way. If it seems that way to you then you need to educate yourself on how CRT and DEI are employed to make sure that the arc of the moral universe bends towards justice.I understand you are a reactionary who uses the language of disease and vermin to talk about complex social problems in a totalizing and apocalyptic way (for a prime location at that) that just so happens to align with the last 4-5 decades of crime panic fueled white reactionary violence against people of color at the hands of the state and vigilantes. I understand that perfectly well.
Why is this a problem? People get to the station slightly faster? Your generations instinctive revulsion to all things skateboarding (to the point of enacting violence against random teens for no reason, multiple times, including by state officials, even very recently, and all over the country, including a skater being murdered by a fascist while trying to defend his community) is actually something you all need to work on. There is no reason to get mad at people simply getting around and having fun in a highly sustainable and unquestionably cool way. The idea that you are having a bad time and so everyone else needs to as well (including ruining any wheelchair accessibility so people cant also have fun) is so profoundly childish, grow up.Somebody could e-scooter or skateboard down that connecting overhead ramp fairly easily.
Not sure why everyone seems to think it is fine to police my tone, this does not seem to be consistently applied here by any sense of the imagination.Have you ever heard the expression “you catch more flies with honey than vinegar”? You can counter a negative message with a positive one without lecturing people and, more importantly, without extrapolating far beyond the information you actually have about the people your are talking with. You called me out a few weeks ago and it caused me some genuine self reflection. That’s not a bad thing. Being a jerk is a bad thing.
Is that happening? there are over 100 people online right now. Amazing how you all seem to push all the problems with the board onto me. How convenient, especially since I recently joined. What an easy fix!donkeybutlers, is it "policing of your tone" if site participation drops to zero and no one is listening to you or anyone else here anymore?
Acting like people have no right to exist in public space has consequences and does result in violence. I am not equating a speech act and a murder but when the idea that "these people shouldn't be here" is normalized it's only a matter of time until someone seeks to enforce it (and it does happen pretty damn often).I think skateboarding isn't a big deal. A speed bump has it's own hazard and aesthetically unpleasing too.
Though I will state for the record that saying "your generation" push the discussion away from the merits of being worried about skateboarders into calling people of the board complicity supporters into murdering skateboarders.
I have thanked you in past posts for injecting some much needed constructive perspective. I also saw you refer to Boston as "my city," which is an indication you're not just here to troll. But if you get frustrated and leave, then that's failed activism...congratulations.Is that happening? there are over 100 people online right now. Amazing how you all seem to push all the problems with the board onto me. How convenient, especially since I recently joined. What an easy fix!
^This forum is nowhere near its depths of deplorability regarding tall building jerking-off and pro-dev trolling that it hit a few years ago. It has been considerably cleaned up since its low points. Is it perfect?, nowhere close. But I challenge you to find a better forum about Boston's built environment. It has come a long way since many of us have worked to build this community....this forum is clearly more interested in jerking off to tall buildings than actually having interesting and difficult discussions about the lived realities of our urban environment.