The media and those who just can not, or will not, see beyond their dashboards will never see anything more than the controversy. They will only ever see a 10 minute disruption of their drive as the worst thing to happen in their lives (and if it is, how lucky they are!). They will never see the people in front of them.
According to some, Critical Mass is only a bunch of hooligans out to cause mayhem and ruin it for everyone,
that only the "able bodied" and "young" and "athletic" can particiapte,
only young men out to destroy are there,
it sets a bad example for the kids who see the mayhem.
And yet, it has become a world wide movement, in spite of its "hooligan" tendencies.
So while Critical Mass looks different to different people, it is, whether it means to be or not, the public and in your face fight for the future of little kids with stuffed penguins on their helmets. Isn't that what all protests strive to be about?
Happy 20th, Critical Mass! No offense, but I hope we don't need you in another 20.