Straight from the mouth of a cackling hen
The lock is an exclamation mark on the direction this country is taking. There are those who are blinded by their rose colored classes, who get upset at the very resistance to "progress". Those that see it out their window, but just keep on driving, thinking the next passer-by will stop and help. And last, but not least, the "cackling hens"... Who know and "shutter" at the thought of the outcome over the horizon.
I would be lying to my own discernment if I said it was all about mechanical failure. When they met the devil at the "crossroads" at the turn of the century.... I was right there cackling, and I will continue to cackle at the "progressive" scars left behind.