As my colleague Bob F. comments, a beautiful takedown of a pundit who has become ever nuttier.
Even if Will didn’t have his facts backward, the larger point is that his analysis of transportation choices as a cultural struggle is bizarre and wrong. Will considers climate science a gigantic hoax, and obviously nothing is going to change his mind. Yet he takes his mania a step further by failing to understand that Democrats actually do believe in climate science, and are not merely pretending to believe it as a pretext to enlarge their nefarious control of the populace.
Hence he regularly propounds crackpot arguments such as “the real reason for progressives’ passion for trains is their goal of diminishing Americans’ individualism in order to make them more amenable to collectivism.” In fact, Democrats don’t want to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions because they want to alter people’s transportation choices. They want to alter people’s transportation choices because they want to restrict greenhouse-gas emissions.