Public transportation that is neither
Those who only want to see good are often a delight among everyone else complaining and being depressed and fatalistic. But, there still is bad stuff. We can only improve bad stuff after noticing it. Nonetheless, we should not forget that, meanwhile, most things go fine.
It is a great concept, that everyone is entitled to maximum healthcare. Only, that’s not how capitalist society works. Hospitals are mainly for the rich and powerful. The rest is welcome too to train healthcare workers and to make sure that the population won’t revolt at the money that’s poured into healthcare. Physicians are often idealists but the rare system is not.
Everyone can buy a plane ticket (if they have enough money). But you never get to see the exquisite part of the airport, where they sell Rolex watches and Bentley cars. And from where they pilot you into the special section of the plane without you needing to mingle with commoners.
Public transportation is great. It reduces pollution and costs far less. Yet, when we look at the service hours, we can discern that it’s meant mainly to return the workers (and soldiers) to and from home. As citizens, we can demand that public transportation will run Fridays and Sunday eves too, to serve car-less people (the young, old, poor, and environmentalist). Unlike now, with hardly any trains between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Friday and Saturday, there are 1 or 2 trains in each direction per day! Shameful.
Last but not least, don’t trash Israel for it. We’re still under siege. And, we’re no worse than any other capitalist country. Actually, we are a tad better because our cabs are cheaper, and we’ve affordable group taxis and buses. But you stand in traffic jams like forever while the tracks lie idly by.