Saturday, August 29, 2009

Stop intolerant taxi cab drivers

I’ts sad that religious fundamentalist taxi cab drivers are bringing intolerance to American shores.

Today, Jewish people say that it's difficult to hail a cab in Manhattan unless they take off their yarmulke’s, and in some cities cab drivers will whiz past women because it’s “beneath” them to serve a female.

Some fundamentalist zealots embrace intolerance and hatred

It’s high time that Americans stopped tolerating intolerant people and started stand up against anybody who openly thrusts their sexism and racism upon the travelling public.

Discrimination in San Fransicso

Just last week I got into a taxi cab in San Francisco with Janet and Noel the dog, only to hear the cab driver get all upset and say the big lie:

“I’m allergic to dogs”.

I know it’s a lie because it’s a well-known issue among Seeing Eye dog users. Intolerant cab drivers are taught to lie and say that they are allergic so that they can ignore the Americans with Disabilities Act, harass blind people, and impose their beliefs upon the public.

Discrimination is discrimination; it’s always based on hatred and intolerance.

Because we work extensively with blind people who use guide dogs, we know how some cultures consider dogs to be “unclean” and how taxi cab drivers openly refuse to pick-up abybody with a Seeing Eye dog.

It’s against the law to do this, but that does not seem to matter. This article has a long list of offenses, and this story is typical:

“New Orleans taxi driver Mahmoud Awad, got so incensed at his passenger trying to bring a dog into the cab that he physically yanked her out of it by the arm while yelling

"No dog, No dog, Get out, get out."

When charged with abuse, he replied by pointing out that "the saliva of dogs invalidates the ritual purity needed for prayer".

But this intolerance problem is not just limited to dogs, taxi cab drivers have been seen openly discriminate against Jews, women and people who drink alcohol.

Treating women like garbage

Awhile back from some telephone caller ordered Janet to put a man on the phone! You can read the details here.

Janet told him politely that he was not worthy of speaking to a man, and it’s a darn good thing that she did not put me on the line, else this creep would have learned some new English cuss words.

America is built upon religious tolerance, but anyone who serves the public cannot thrust their own belief system upon the travelling public.

Do not tolerate intolerance

In Miami, I’ve witnessed people getting off of cruise ships with boxes of alcohol only to find that a cab drivers refuse to take them because they find it offensive.

These intolerant prople show open contempt for Americans, oinsisting that we kowtow to their demands.

Please watch this video, cab drivers who impose their culture upon the travelling public:

Listen to these people and judge for yourself.

It’s beyond offensive that zealots believe that freedom of speech allows them to impose their beliefs upon others.

I’d like to see legislation making it a crime for any taxi cab driver to discriminate against anybody.