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Re: [EVDL] Not really "unfazed" (Was: More drama than it merits....)

On Sat, 15 Sep 2007 15:17:11 -0700 (PDT), you wrote:

>Bill,
>
>I'm reminded of a proverb I heard once which says that
>the nail which sticks its head above the rest gets
>pounded. Most people don't have the guts to make
>things happen and they are often scared of anything
>new. When they can find anything to put down they do
>because they are like crabs in a bucket, pulling down
>those who try to get out rather than cheering them on.
>These are the same people who routinely knock
>opportunity when opportunity knocks!
>
My first thought was of the quote: "It is better to be the hammer
than the nail." This is what Killacycle usually does. It is the tool
that Bill Dube' uses. It knocks the point home that there are
alternatives out there. That we are not limited to the drek we are
spoon fed by big business and our "representative" government.
My second thought was how apt the crabs in a bucket analogy was. I
have had personal experience with the small mind that would rather
wallow around in mediocrity than try to rise above. The kind of
person that will pull down, anyone around them that threatens their
fragile egos. These people will viciously attack any perceived threat
to be better than they are. Yet, will do nothing to better themselves
or anyone else around them. I see this happening to Mr. Dube'.
Third. Bill Dube' is pushing the envelope when it comes to electric
vehicles. He made a mistake. When you are working that far in
advance of everybody else things can happen. Just be glad that no one
was hurt badly. Ask him to be careful, then drop it. He feels bad
enough already.

This, from a crab that managed to make it out of the bucket.

R. M. Milliron

1981 Jet Electrica
http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/702

This machine has been garaged for 17 years.
I am upgrading it and getting it running. Tabitha,
my daughter, named it, "Pikachu". It's yellow and black,
electric and contains Japanese parts, so I went with it.


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