Monday, October 02, 2006

the dmv

Any theodicy worth its salt must account for the existence of the Department of Motor Vehicles.  Why is that place so ubiquitously fallen, so dehumanizing?  Its almost enough to make one a libertarian.

7 comments:

mmbx said...

It is enough to push me to be a libertarian. (Wish you had a link to dictionary.com when you write something!)

I'd rather not say said...

Some years ago, shortly after Francisco Franco died, Russell Baker in his "observer" column in the New York Times imagined Franco being sent to the New York DMV as his eternal punishment . . .

Anonymous said...

The DMV is good for us. It is perhaps one of the few equalizers in society. No matter how rich or connected you are, you still have to go to the DMV and wait in line like everyone else. How many other things are like that in the USA? Transporation? Do you get on a crowded bus to go to work or get in your car? The DMV is especially good for rich Christians so they can see some of those (well, not those who take the bus) toward whom their wealth was supposed to be trickling down whilst they were doing the Lord's work for the GOP. Anyway, it only takes a few hours (well, perhaps all morning) and you can get right back to the Petroleum Club for lunch and forget all about such terribly dehumanizing experiences.

father wb said...

Anon.

I can learn about how Everyone Else lives in line at Taco Cabana (whose lunch, by the way, is much better than the Petroleum Club's).

My attitude is just as egalitarian as yours. I don't want ANYONE (regardless of race, creed, income, sexual orientation, warts, or shirt color) to have to experience the DMV as it is currently incarnate. Why you want EVERYONE to go through it is beyond my ken.

DDX said...

This is clearly a very rare and self-destructive neurosis manifesting as extreme malice for mankind cloaked in egalitarianism.
"Rev." Jim Jones had a more advanced and severe form causing him to insist the purple Kool-aid "is good for us." Twice this year I have thirsted for purple Kool-aid at the DMV!

Garland said...

How can God be good, yet permit there to be a DMV?

mmbx said...

Don't blame it on God, Garland! It's clearly a work of the devil!