On the one hand I'm with you Secret. It would
be nice to have a discussion about some car-free issue without things getting sidetracked by someone piping up about how THEY
couln't possibly be expected to go car free because they HAVE
to drive their child 40 miles across town at midnight through the worst neighborhood on the planet (sure there is a ball diamond close enough to home to walk or ride to but their
to be on the team across town, after all it's THE
team to be on in THE
league to be in). Or any of the other ridiculous things that come up because some people are unwilling or unable to question the assumptions they've made about how their life has to be lived.
On the other hand, while there probably isn't much to be done to dissuade the "head in the sand, won't hear anything about changing my life" types. Consider how many people are registered here at bikeforums. A little over 30k if I remember correctly. There must be an awful lot of people who read without ever posting. Heck, you don't even have to register to read the forums. When a few people come in whining about how and why they can't go car free, point out how they could if they'd change certain aspects of their life. You may not have any impact on the one making the post, but maybe you'll have an impact on one of those anonymous people out there who are just reading and never post.
Trust me, I LOVE
a good car bash, both physically and verbally, but maybe this isn't the place. The admins seem to think so. So even if you disagree they're still going to move your post.
Hope this was coherent at 10 minutes after waking up. if not, oh well