Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Graham writes: I think the clock is ticking for GM. The Hummer is a Hail Mary pass, hoping there are enough mentally retarded people to at least buy enough of them for GM to borrow more money. GM sunk its load by moving to China. China needs another car manufacturer like a hole in the head, but I am sure they welcomed them with open arms. GM can’t take it back again and China gets it for cents on the dollar. Opinion: – The US Car industry has gone insane. Moving any of them (Tesla?) to China is not what it would have been 20 years ago. I think China is just biding its time until they all go bankrupt. The Hummer (electric or otherwise) is the manifestation of a sick society. In the 1950s I had a Morris 8, my father had the little Renault (750cc?) For work he had the original VW beetle with absolutely no trimmings. If these Green Morons touting CO2 had any imagined morality, one would think they could see the joke.
My reply: I agree. The car industry – not just GM – can be viewed as a Jenga tower on the verge of collapse. It has transitioned from even feigning interest in building sensible, affordable cars – and instead focuses on designing cars mandated by the government and approved by the doyens of social virtue, which now includes outrageously wasteful electric cars.
None of this makes any sense precisely because – as you say – it is the manifestation of sickness. The Hummer and vehicles like it are like fuuuuuuuhhhhhhttttball worship and tattoos. They are a way for emasculated/powerless people – men, mostly – to strut around and not feel emasculated and powerless.
The electric Hummer is more of the same, with virtue-signaling added to the mix.
It makes my teeth ache…
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