Saturday, June 30, 2012

Same NIMBYs. Different century.

I recently ran across an old rail industry promotional film called "Railroadin'" that perfectly captures the attitude of those who oppose the California High-Speed Rail project on NIMBY grounds. The costumes have changes, but the grumbling is identical.

As the film points out, those nineteenth-century NIMBYs were swept away by progress, as their contemporary counterparts will be. The full video can be found here.