Well that's what Jose Antonio Viera Gallo said when he was part of Allende's govt back in the day. Now there are different ways of interpreting his quote but one thing that's always seemed really clear to me is that at least one of the many possible opposites is definitely true; that carheads are always, somewhere in their miserable hearts, torys. I'd suggest this is mainly because cars represent a a literal manifestation of 'power' in our public spaces - both as machines which generate power, and as weapons which can be used to kill, injure and terrify non-car users. They impose a hierarchy and also normalise that hierarchy so that it disappears to many and appears "natural". On the streets, one class is allowed to murder another and it's an "accident". While projecting this violence, they also (increasingly?) project the status-needs and jelaousy-invoking needs of their owners into public space via their display function. They also promise to turn into reality some of the fantasy-promises of consumer capitalism; total individual control, total individual autonomy, the sexualisation of your life via correct consumption, the de facto privatisation of public space etc etc but I'd see these as largely secondary or epi-phenomenal to their main role. And, returning to the hard reality once more, they require fossil fuels and the planet-destroying pathology that accompanies those, not to mention endless imperialist wars against innocent civilians all over the world. Just musing really, started off thinking about this as a result of gibbering anti-cyclist comments on another thread by someone who (I think) thinks s/he's a lefty but who obviously reflexively identifies with cars and therefore hates bicycles, and worse, cyclists.