Bicyclists, like vegans, seem to get this attitude of "holiness" by simply riding a bike or not eating meat. In my activism, I have had to face off with MANY vegans who were holier than me because I eat meat. But, as I pointed out to them; "Being vegan doesn't make you holy, it only makes you vegan." Being a bicyclist doesn't make you holy, it only makes you a bicyclist. Eugene Johnson
I was reading my comment on DSW's blog last night and was a little annoyed that my thoughts on bicycle advocacy and racism drew not one response. Then I read my boy Eugene's comment above and I started laughing really loud.
He is right hey? Sometimes crap is just crap. Like our letter campaign to the Australian occupiers. Well it ain't all crap for sure. My boy Tom is committed. So are a handful of others including Jubin George in Bangalore.
The rest. Well, sometimes a blog is just a blog. A blog does not make a revolution. And a revolution can't be fought inside a capitalist tool like a Google blog.
Thanks Eugene. Not for leaving me here today in Portland while you feed your face at the fair in Eugene, but thanks for breaking it down.
This is just a blog. And I am just a blogger. However, I am pissed still. And you know why.
Oh yeah, before I end let me tell you that I was almost run over by a young blonde woman on a bicycle today. I was getting out of a $40 000 Acura after closing the sunroof and turning off the tunes from back in the day. Just as I begin to cross the street this woman swerves and almost falls at my feet.
She looks up and says: "I am really sorry for almost running you over but my chain just fell off and I lost control."
I looked back at the Acura and thought: "Damn she almost scratched the car ... and I just got it washed too."
I said I was just glad that she did not get hurt. She looked at me as if to say help me with my bicycle. I did not. I walked away and went to eat pizza.
Sometimes Ridwan is just shallow. Perhaps even vain at times. Well maybe both all the time.
But for sure, Ridwan is not a blog.
And a blog is not struggle.
And I don't think I should blog anymore.