It Happens in Mexico, Too

Nothing, not even militarism, is more sacrosanct and off-limits to public scrutiny than public subsidy of cars-first transportation.  Even the slightest hint of rational, public-spirited, in-context criticism of governmental preference for automobiles is, quite simply, forbidden.

Check out this story and the video from which it arose.

Despite the entirely tame and conventional (though accurate) criticisms of this proposed new freeway in Mexico’s Jalisco state, Jalisco officials have managed to get it banned from YouTube, on grounds of copyright infringement!

This demonstrates the level of vigilance the babysitters of the system maintain on this central topic.  In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon event, you can be sure they aren’t lowering their guard, either.