In order for manipulation to work the individual being manipulated must not be aware that he is being manipulated. What happens – what he is manipulated into believing to be the natural, organic ebb and flow of events – isn’t planned and contrived by the manipulator.
So it goes with electric cars.
An outright ban on functional cars (those being not electric cars) will not do. It is too obvious. People might object. Instead, not-electric cars are manipulated off the market via regulations few are even aware of and even fewer understand.
As for example, the Biden regime’s imposition of a regulation that will require all cars to average more than 50 miles-per-gallon within a few years from now. This is a regulation only electric cars (or at least, partially electric cars; i.e., hybrids) can comply with. Which serves the purpose of manipulating people into electric cars – which will be the only new cars available within a few short years from now.
People hear that the government is going to prod the oil-beholden car companies to make cars more “fuel efficient” – and less “polluting.” This sounds good to most people. It is rarely, if ever, explained to people what this means.
For example, this “pollution” business.
People are manipulated into believing – in the first place – that current (and recent) cars pollute. This is only true if you equate any “pollution” (i.e., any emissions of compounds that can be characterized as pollutants) with meaningful pollution (i.e., a quantity sufficient to cause objectively quantifiable negative effects on the environment or people). It is rarely – if ever – explained to people that such “pollution” emanates in minuscule amounts from the tailpipes of all cars made since about 30 years ago. That the proposed reduction demanded amounts – literally, this is math; percentages and fractions – to next-to-nothing.
And will have no meaningful effect upon air quality. That it is an irrelevance, in other words.
But a “20 percent reduction” is not presented as 20 percent . . . of less than 1 percent. And thus, people are manipulating into believing that a tremendous rather than fractional reduction in “pollution” is being achieved. They are also made to feel guilty if they object to it.
They “oppose clean air” in that case.
To accept the costs and other impositions that will be necessary to keep the air “clean.”
Another way the people are manipulated is by not explaining that the very definition of “pollution” has been slyly altered to mean what it never meant before.
It once meant combustion byproducts that cause or worsen air pollution. But these byproducts have been all-but-eliminated, about 30 years ago. So the meaning was altered to encompass a combustion byproduct that does not cause or worsen air pollution or have any negative effect on human health – carbon dioxide. By framing this inert gas as a “pollutant” it is easy to manipulate people into buying into the necessity of reducing it.
We must prevent “climate change” – the undefined horror that will get us if we do not.
The “fuel efficiency” thing is another manipulation. It relies on the imbecilic premise – rarely if ever questioned – that the oil-beholden car companies are willfully denying what the market craves; i.e., “fuel efficient” vehicles. This proposition being as idiotic as the assertion that McDonald’s is willfully denying its customers the soy-patty burgers and celery-beet smoothies its customers crave.
McDonald’s, of course, does provide some healthy alternatives to its staple fare – just as the car companies offer “fuel efficient” alternatives to big trucks and SUVs. Just as there are salads and such available at McDonald’s, there are also “fuel efficient” cars – including hybrid cars like the Toyota Prius I’m test driving this week (the review will be up in a couple of days).
But government manipulates the people into believing that were it not for government regulations requiring them, the oil-beholden car companies would build nothing but fuel-inefficient vehicles such as big trucks and SUVs.
It’s rarely, if ever, pointed out that fuel-efficient vehicles predate government regulations requiring them – which did not exist prior to the mid-1970s. Because that knowledge would undermine the effort to manipulate people into believing that absent government regulations, there would be no fuel-efficient vehicles.
This manipulation also ties into the manipulations regarding “pollution.” People are manipulated into believing that unless they support government regulations mandating ever-more “fuel efficient” vehicles, they are supporting the propagation of “polluting” vehicles. The use of gas having been cleverly associated with the “emission” of gasses; i.e., carbon dioxide – the inert gas that doesn’t cause or contribute to air pollution or negatively affect people’s health in any way.
Thus, when the Biden regime trots out its proposal to force all new cars into compliance with a regulation that they average 50-miles-per-gallon or better, the people are manipulated into believing they aren’t being forced out of their cars and into electric cars.
That is just sort of happened that there are no cars available that aren’t electric cars.
It’s as ingenious as it is loathsome. But most people have no idea they’re being manipulated by some of the most loathsome cretins imaginable.
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