(Royal Automobile Club of Victoria's white elephant)
Both government and the media have coccooned this foolhardy escapade by deliberately concealing evidence that illustrated right from the start the flaws and contradictions in promoters' claims of helmet safety and necessity
Notwithstanding the immediate questions raised by bicycle helmet law, voices of dissent over the past 2 decades have been ignored and silenced, and a sinister culture of continuous grants and sinecures has only added to the rot.
In effect the Australian bicycle helmet law is a catastrophe that has morphed into a symptom of democratic failure concluding in curtailment of people's right to petition government for a redress of a grievance. Relentlessly governments have overseen the suspension of our democratic function by their stubborn refusal to actually address the dynamics of accurate scientific evidence and accountability opposed to current fatuous spin.
Aquiescence is not an option.
Silence is not an option.
It is imperative that we oversee the cessation of state sanctioned commodification of risk as well as the cessation of state-sanctioned stupidity & bullying.
...and to do this, we must stand against the consensus and reject the hubris attached to the claimed virtues of bicycle helmet law - TODAY
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