Driving California

Comments at Steve Sailer:

* Weren’t liberals arguing that the crime rates for illegals are relatively low because they want to keep a low profile? According to that logic, their accident rates should go up if you grant them driver’s licences.

Also why is the US the only western country that gives illegal immigrants drivers licences? If its such a good idea, why is no one following Uncle Sam’s enlightened example?

* My observation from the years I spent on LA freeways is that congestion limits people’s speed so much of the time that they don’t learn how to limit it themselves. They just go as fast as they can all the time, which is usually 32 mph but that magic moment when the traffic loosens up, it’s like the back straightaway at Talladega.

* Based on my own admittedly unscientific observations:

1. I don’t think the CA DMV denies anyone a license, unless they actually get into an accident during the behind-the-wheel portion of the test. There are too many noisy, unpleasant pressure groups that the DMV and the politicians would just rather not deal with: seniors, immigrants, etc. etc.

2. As someone involved in sales, a large part of my job is driving. I hate driving in the LA basin, because depending on the part of town you’re in, the drivers are super aggressive, distracted, or both. The San Fernando Valley is especially bad, most particularly the swarthy men with gold chains and shirts unbuttoned to their navels.

3. It used to be considered common knowledge that women were safer drivers than men, especially young women compared to young men. No more. Young women, thanks to the you-go-girrrlll ethos and a general get-out-of-my-way-I’m-more-important-than-you mindset are some of the worst, most aggressive drivers out there.

My own kid some years ago complained that her Nissan Sentra was a “clunker” because it wasn’t getting the gas mileage she expected and the brakes were wearing out too fast. I remarked that maybe it had something to do with her hard braking, general lead-footedness, and jackrabbit starts, which of course she denied. Then she asked “what’s a jackrabbit start?”

* The easiest way of ascertaining the driving capabilities of illegal aliens is looking at where they’re from. Is it bad? Then they’re worse than that, being the bottom of the barrel.

Interesting question: Is there any place in the world where the poor drive better than the rich?

I don’t think so. A big part of not crashing is being able to anticipate the future. If they had hardware with that kind of capability, they wouldn’t be poor. As with any pretty complicated task, navigating traffic is an iq test.

* The easiest way of ascertaining the driving capabilities of illegal aliens is looking at where they’re from. Is it bad? Then they’re worse than that, being the bottom of the barrel.

Interesting question: Is there any place in the world where the poor drive better than the rich?

I don’t think so. A big part of not crashing is being able to anticipate the future. If they had hardware with that kind of capability, they wouldn’t be poor. As with any pretty complicated task, navigating traffic is an iq test.

* There is a web site by that name: Narrative Collapse

Examples of current stories:

DC Police confirm that Corrina Mehiel was torturedStill refusing to disclose the perp’s immigration status

February KillingsWhen it comes to interracial killings, the media, television shows, and Hollywood movies all have a certain narrative they push. But does it reflect reality?…So far we have found 28 black on white killings that occurred in February of 2017. We have not found any white on black killings yet.

If media outlets weren’t abrogating their responsibility to do honest, unbiased reporting by deliberately and dishonestly pushing a false ‘narrative’, there would be nothing to ‘collapse’.

* It’s like the scene in Yes Minister where Sir Humphrey is teaching his minister how to discredit a critical report.

Humphrey: Say that may of its findings have been questioned.
Minister: What if they haven’t?
Humphrey: Well, question them. Then they have.

About Luke Ford

I’ve written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).

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