Remember Judge Doom's plan from "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"?
"I bought the Red Line so I could dismantle it!"
That /literally happened/ in the US (without the cartoon characters, naturally). Car manufacturers bought up and destroyed public transportation so people would drive their cars more.
@noelle yeah! go US!
@noelle Streetcar Conspiracy is my post-rock band name
@noelle where I grew up in San Diego the bus that ran by us was the same number as the old street car they ripped up. really wish it was still there.
@noelle capitalism proved that cartoonish evil not only exists, but we give it a cartoon face in fiction to help us sleep at night
fuck....... shit god damn it
Let it be known hence forth that now they are Flat Earth Basic Known Fact Theorists
@noelle capitalism in action 101
As someone who has lived within an hour or two of Detroit most of my life (headquarters of GM and Ford) this isnt even remotely surprising
Its common knowledge that they actively blocked any movements for public transportation in southeast Michigan for decades and had all of the old streetcars decommissioned. The limited bus system and the brand new street train Detroit has now took YEARS of fighting the car industry to get
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