One of these carried my haul from the farmer’s market, my cat’s litter, a new plant, and doesn’t emit GHGs while I ride it. The other is a truck with an owner who should probs go to therapy. pic.twitter.com/uXKdDTS3Wz
— Emily Kleinfelter (@BikeThisCity) July 3, 2023
The Soviets knew that they couldn’t throw everyone who disagreed with them into a prison for treason.
A hero soldier who won medals or a popular apparatchik couldn’t easily be dismissed as a traitor.
So the Soviets had a method of dealing with these people who disagreed with the new edicts of the party.
They were crazy. They were diagnosed with Sluggish Schizophrenia and institutionalized.
They were sent to mental hospitals instead of gulags, although those weren’t that different.
The overall message was that disagreement with the party was either treason or insanity.
The guy in the picture above bought a big truck.
I don’t know why, and I have no desire to speculate.
There are people in the comments who are saying “maybe he pulls a trailer or hauls lumber.”
Those are irrelevant. Cars are like guns in that I believe you should be able to buy what you want.
I have a Ram 2500 because I wanted it. I like it. It was my money and I spent it in something I enjoyed.
That’s enough justification in a free country.
For that reason, Emily here believes that I need therapy.
I disagree with her position and therefore I am mentally unbalanced.
Give her enough authority and she might even decide that I need to be institutionalized until I see the errors of my way.
These people are no different than the Soviets, they just don’t have enough power to do all.the things the Soviets did.