There’s an entire series of videos on YouTube (thanks, BoingBoing) about the Bush Mechanics of the Australian outback, Aboriginal gents who work miracles on heaps of junk and rust and turn them into… well, I’m not sure I’d agree that they’re cars, but they are mobile. More or less.
America is now a nation of political and social bush mechanics. You and I are tasked with taking a maliciously junked machine and McGyvering it back to health, or at least something with turning parts. This video shows us how: using what we have, in concert with our fellow mechanics, with good cheer as we set about the impossible.
So today is local efforts day. I’ll make a donation to my local library, a place to go when you’re looking for an auto repair manual or a class in becoming a citizen.
But I want to hear what you’re doing in your neighborhood or town to get this heap moving again. Tell your fellow Friends of Laurie, and remind us all that we’re in this effort together!