Last week, California’s ruling elites – the “government” really ought to be referred to in this more accurate way – decreed that no one in California will be allowed to buy a new car that isn’t an electric car – an EeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeee – beginning with the 2035 model year.
What will California’s ruling elites decree next?
It is easy enough to predict – because of the problem (for California’s ruling elites) that exists and will remain absent further decrees. That problem being, of course, the vast majority of cars owned by Californians that aren’t EeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeees. This being about 97 percent of the cars in California at the present moment, which is not likely to be even 50 percent by 2035.
For one, probably at least 50 percent of the cars currently on the road are likely to still be on the road ten years hence – which will take us to just about 2034, which is the last year it will still be legal to sell other-than-EeeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeees in California – because almost any car sold this year will still have many years of useful life left in it. So also most of the cars sold in the past five years. And then there are the cars that will be sold in the coming years, all the way up through the 2024 model year.
This will leave a lot of cars that aren’t EeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeeeeees still on the roads and that will be a problem for those pushing EeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeeeeees because it will leave open the door for millions of people to avoid buying or dealing with owning an EeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeee – which you can expect millions of them to walk right through for as long as they possibly can, for the same fundamental reasons that most people prefer things that cost less and work better to those that cost more – and don’t.
This is not likely to be abided by California’s ruling elites – i.e., “the government” – and that probably goes double-plus-good for the ruling elite that is the federal “government.” It is why the price of gas (and diesel) have doubled – the rise to triple having been temporarily abated to get us to and through the mid-terms, assuming they are allowed to occur and assuming the results aren’t pre-ordained, irrespective of the vote.
It was necessary to make driving a non-EeeeeeeeeeeeeeVeeee twice as expensive in order to make buying an EeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeeee seem less expensive. But even that is not enough – because EeeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeees are so much more expensive than non-EeeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeees. And that’s leaving aside the cost of all the time they force you to spend waiting on them.
The cost of gas would need to quadruple – at least – in order to make buying an EeeeeeeeVeeeee other than a money-waster (setting aside the time-wastage). This is likely to happen after the midterms – assuming the ruling elites retain control of the government.
Other things are likely to happen, too. As has been happening generally, it is likely to begin in California.
One very likely thing is a decree that it will cost more to register (and renew the registration for) any car that isn’t an EeeeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeeeee. Expect additional fees to be applied to make it progressively more costly to own – let alone use – a car that is not an EeeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeeee. For example, a special/annual “carbon footprint” tax. This is likely to be shame-marketed as a “polluters pay” tax. The “pollution” being the dread inert gas, carbon dioxide – which EeeeeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeees “emit” more of, just not via their nonexistent tailpipes.
But never mind that. The point has never been carbon dioxide “emissions.” The point has always been to use that shibboleth as the excuse for mandating EeeeeeeeeeVeeeeees, which are to serve as the vehicles for drastically reducing the number of vehicles in private hands. Once it becomes illegal to buy anything new that is not an EeeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeee, it will be “discovered” that generating electricity to charge EeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeees produces immense invisible clouds of the dread inert gas – and then you will see restrictions (and costs) piled on EeeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeeeees, too.
But in the meanwhile, there remains the problem of alternatives to EeeeeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeeees. These alternatives must be eliminated, so as to leave no alternative to EeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeeeeeeeees.
Expect a ramping up of measures years before we get close to 2035. It is not improbable the ruling elites will issue decrees similar to those already decreed by the elites who are the “governments” of Western European countries such as Germany and France, where decrees forbidding the use of other-than-EeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeees in certain areas, such as the downtown areas of major cities. The French have gone one step farther than that, banning all cars – period – in parts of Paris beginning in 2024 – which is little more than a year from now.
The ruling elites aren’t even trying to hide their endsieg – their final victory. That being over the car, as such. Or – more precisely – over the general private ownership of cars that has given the average person the freedom to move, independently of the regimentation of the ruling elites. To be able to live far from where he works. To be able to move far away, for the sake of better work – or a different life. To be able to just move, on his own, without permission, on the spur of the moment, wherever he feels like going.
The ruling elites cannot rule such people. It is why they are shoving EeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeees on us more aggressively than a time-share shyster at a “free” weekend vacation you got tricked into signing up for. It is why they are going to have to make alternatives to EeeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeees economically impossible – just before they wheel around on EeeeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeeeeees, themselves.
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