Trucks are the latest threat to the world. They are mowing down people. There seems to be something wrong here. Even our liberal media, who btw are the last word where truth is concerned, are worried:-
And if our liberal friends are worried, that means there is really a problem. Something is wrong with the truck fraternity in Western Europe.
Vehicular terrorism. That’s what the world’s latest problem is.
This pic from BBC shows the murderous route of the truck on that fateful 14th July:-
Now let’s get one thing clear before we investigate the root cause:-
Not all trucks are bad. Not all of them kill people. Most of them just deliver cargo peacefully.
While its true that they honk a lot and terrorize car and bike drivers, only a very few end up crushing cars and bikes. Lets not demonize all the heavy goods vehicles because of the bad deeds of a few trucks. And most importantly, trucks have no religion.
We can’t look at all the trucks in the world with hate and suspicion just because three of them wrecked havoc in Germany, France and Sweden. The poor things are already traumatized.
Why don’t we go ahead and address the real concerns of the trucks? I mean, have you thought of the alienation they feel when they see people preferring buses and cars and SUVs over them? There might be something bad in the diesel or spare parts that are replaced in them which might be causing such problem. We must not blame trucks for these murders, I mean, bad servicing by the privileged white male mechanics might have misguided them.
The reason here is economic and psychological (and not religious, as noted earlier, because trucks have no religion). Maybe these trucks need better jobs that will dissuade from ramming into crowds. Maybe one day a week should be reserved for people staying indoors and no cars or bikes on the streets so that the trucks can have their fill of speeding.
Marginalizing these religion-less heavy goods vehicle and limiting their economic opportunities have horrible consequences as we saw in Nice.
We must remember that trucks have the foremost rights on the world’s diesel and grease.
We must show trucks respect and vacate all good parking lots to them. All trucks, no matter where they come from, deserve their own garages where they can go to pray. Don’t call their garages as ghettos.Trucks need space you see. You have no right to demand that they mix with buses and cars.
Long live vehicular harmony.