Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz As in Zen
posted by March 16 at 15:16 PMon
On this slow Slog day, a moment of Zen.
When being questioned about the passage of a law which will penalize drivers who endanger cyclists, Mayor Richard M. Daley of Chicago was questioned about the perhaps-not-so-considerate behavior of various and sundry bike messengers, who are (mostly falsely) used as an argument against any laws making motorists acknowledge that the road is everyone’s. Daley came up with a line that is almost the equal of some of his father’s famous dicta, which include:
“Together, we will reach new platitudes of success.”
“I deny the allegations and the allegators.”
“The police are not there to create disorder, the police are there to preserve disorder.”
Mayor Richard M. Daley, about cyclists who take chances:
“You have to be careful if you are reckless.”
A pure Zen koan, the sound of one politician clapping.