Every man on horseback is an arrogant man, however gentle he may be on foot. The man in the automobile is one thousand times as dangerous. I tell you, it will engender absolute selfishness in mankind if the driving of automobiles becomes common. It will breed violence on a scale never seen before. It will mark the end of the family as we know it, the three or four generations living happily in one home. It will destroy the sense of neighborhood and the true sense of Nation. It will create giantized cankers of cities, false opulence of suburbs, ruinized countryside, and unhealthy conglomerations of specialized farming and manufacturing. It will make every man a tyrant.
—R.A. Lafferty, late 1800s
This has been showing up in alternative transportation blogs, forums, and sites for a while now. I can't say I know much about Lafferty's work, but I don't think this is from the 1800s.
Can somebody tell me if this is by the R.A. Lafferty that this site is dedicated to? If so, can you tell me what it is a quote from? I found one reference to Okla Hannali
but I can't find proof on the internet.
Thanks for you help.