We hit a deer. Car is totalled, we're 100% fine. People keep saying "Thank God," or "miraculous!" No. Thank Ralph Nader. Thank consumer protection activism. Thank activists who lobbied Congress & fought Big Auto. Life saved by airbags? 1/?
Activists did that. Activists got you seatbelts, & improved then, & required then, & got annoying little reminder sounds. Activists got us crash tests, & crumple zones. Our wreck was in the middle of nowhere. Activists got us the 911 system. 2/?
Alone & scared by the side of the road in the dark, 911 got us help. Want to thank God? Thank God for activists who fight the status quo. When I was young, car wrecks were carnage. Now we walk away. Activism works. /end
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