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Old 01-25-14, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by njkayaker View Post
....many anti-helmet people...
This is the crux of why reasonable debate or discussion on this thread is nearly (or totally) impossible.

Except for a small segment who believe that the negative consequences of helmet use exceed the positive, there are NO anti-helmet people. The anti-helmet position is the creation of helmet true believers (simply choosing to wear a helmet doesn't put one into this category), who view the choice not to wear a helmet a heretic, and somehow dangerous.

This is like saying that any non-christian is anti-christian.

Nobody has ever tried to hard sell the idea that one should stop wearing helmets (expressing an opinion is different than hard selling). But many here are seriously adamant that anyone who rides without a helmet is a fool. More to the point, there are no proposals to ban helmets, yet there are plenty for MHLs and will continue to be.

So we have an asymmetrical situation, like or or lump it, but it isn't going away anytime soon.
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