Published: July 28, 2006 at 10:14 AM
A few observations, especially since I see many posts throughout the site talking about regulation.
Do NOT underestimate the power of Politicians..especially in an election year.
Republicrats can and will regulated every aspect of life given the opprotunity and enough plebian hysteria. Your ability to ride rides, or even to freely post on message boards is always just a sound bite, political poll, or "government funded study" away from being curtailed.
So do not discount regulation...which will lead to higher taxation to fund the oversight group, which leads to higher prices as parks look to get back lost revenue, which would lead to reduced themepark visitations, and with fewer visitors goes fewer profits wich results in less money for maintenance and shortcuts being taken, which leads to injuries and death, which leads to further regulation...nice huh?
So in the end it comes down to those of us with some common sense making a few politically incorrect statements, here in public, and to anyone that will listen in order to shock the Zombies back into reality.
1. Most of the People who die on rides die as a result of their own stupidity. It is not the parks fault, or societies fault, fast foods fault, or the governments fault they can not read a valid warning, understand it, know their limitations and act appropriately.
Our Individual Liberties and Freedom also require just a LITTLE personal responsibility.
2. Do not call for oversight or regulation..it can only end poorly.
Want to live in a government run, perfectly safe, sedate and completely risk free environment..move to N. Korea...I hear the "Dear Leaders Worker Paradise" dark ride in Kimland is quite exciting and educational..and don't forget to pick up your souvenier "Eternal Leader" collectors pin and Cap!