Re: [carfree_cities] Re: Vote in Star Tribune Poll!
- --- Mike Morin <mikemorin@...> wrote:
> Many "liberal" voters are as auto and consumerThe key word here is addicted. Many in the USA do not
> addicted as "conservatives",
believe they have a choice, and in many places, they
Furthermore, the maladaptive behavior of Americans is
consistent with addiction including obsessing over the
activity, compulsion to drive, and persisting in it
even knowing that it is bad for them.
In addiction medicine, we talk of the "stages of
change" model, and in the USA, most Americans are in
the "pre-contemplative" stage, unaware they have a
problem. When trying to get elected, it is unwise to
question people's hard-core addictions. Once the
votes are in, then the hard choices can be made.
From the grass-roots perspective, our job is to make
American people aware that there is a problem and to
make our politicians aware that they have the power to