Substantial_City4618 t1_it28gp9 wrote

Yeah that’s the one. I think it is, Harley Quinn has been pretty good at reincorporating prior stories and plots and generally making fun of them. It’s just the animated series isn’t really meant to be funny, it’s very serious. So they took a serious moment and made it funny because it would be very out of character to have such a dark moment in an otherwise colorful bright fever dream.


Substantial_City4618 t1_iserw3o wrote

The fact it’s illegal to go off the grid in some states, should be a political conversation of a lot more importance.

“If I’m supporting it with a local monopoly and often with tax dollars, do I have support it with my after tax dollars under penalty of the law?”


Substantial_City4618 t1_is86cci wrote

Obviously my original comment is dramatic, it has to be because most people have a small attention span and complex issues have to be compressed until they lose all nuance.

Working within the system doesn’t change the system when there are so many monied interests in the status quo, IMO.


Substantial_City4618 t1_is7rw9k wrote

It all exists on a spectrum.

Car dominated infrastructure means we are saddled with sprawl, spiraling debt obligations, traffic, and worse city services because cars are inherently inefficient compared to other forms of transportation.

Well designed cities encourage walking and mass transit. They can be used by everybody. It’s inexpensive, efficient and profitable.

Cars are expensive, and only a certain portion of society can really afford them. There is no alternative in many areas in the country. It creates pockets of poor who can’t afford a vehicle, or working poor who scrape by with no savings or safety net. The barrier to entry of a vehicle is thousands, but a bus or train ticket is a couple dollars.


Substantial_City4618 t1_is3m3k4 wrote

If your point is that I’m wealthy enough to have electronic device so I can post on Reddit, yeah I do. It doesn’t really change the calculus of the situation as I’m just one guy. I’m talking about society.

Our society is geared towards fucking the poor, pretending most people have a chance or a choice keeps this stupid shit running.