Last month, I spent some time talking about bicycles and our communities here and here. Today, TreeHugger ran an article on similar topics.
The part of the article that stood out the most for me was the following video about how people, including police, hardly bat an eyelash at someone stealing a bike:
Some of the pieces of the video would be funny if they weren't so sad. What struck me was that we can lose pride in our communities to the point where we won't even say a word when we see them filled with wrongdoing.
I am becoming convinced that with every bike that rolls away in the wrong hands, we have a little of our own sanctity stolen as well.