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Republicans Save EV Subsidy . . . And in Other News, it Will Get Dark Tonight – EPautos – Libertarian Car Talk

Posted by Martin C. Fox on December 18, 2017

The IC engine as metaphor for freedom and liberty.

https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2017/12/17/republicans-save-ev-subsidy-news-will-get-dark-tonight/

The same Republicans who worked overtime to make sure Obamacare wasn’t repealed – or even “replaced” – have done as expected and made sure the $7,500 subsidy for the purchase of electric cars remains in place.

These Republicans are Senate Republicans – the worst Republicans of all.

House Republicans are no great shakes – all politicians are by nature grifters – but a few of them come to Washington still slightly wet behind the ears, a degree naive  . . . in the sense that they suffer a few occasional and temporary pangs of trying to do the right thing. They are like newly created vampires who – for a brief time – are somewhat restrained by their fading memory of being human.

It is a kind of ad-hoc consortium (think Stoneheart Group, again from the TV series) consisting of like-minded elites in politics, business and the media who despise above all the privately owned and privately operated automobile, which goes as its owner pleases, when and where its owner pleases. They have spent decades working to make car ownership more expensive and driving more onerous – increasing congestion by deliberately reducing road capacity via HOV lanes and bicycle-only zones for instance.

They have attacked the internal combustion engine – garlic to their vampire – by insisting on effectively zero emissions output and when that was achieved they began insisting that carbon dioxide – an inert gas – is also an “emission” that must also be controlled…

The technocrats know that it is necessary to get rid of internal combustion not because it harms the planet but because it harms their interests. They know that for electric cars to succeed, IC cars must be destroyed.

They see electric cars and especially automated electric cars as both cash and control cows. They know perfectly well that electric cars will never be economically viable . . . assuming one bases that supposition on the purchaseof the thing. Their solution – their interest – is to get everyone making perpetual rental payments.

The smartphone model.

You will sign up for a “plan.” And then pay.

Then throw away.

You will also be controlled.

Utterly, in a way that few can conceive of . . . yet.

It cannot be over-emphasized that the “autonomous” cars hymned about in the press – which is also controlled by interests that aren’t interested in our interests – are in fact automated cars. If the public had not been enstupidated by generations of government schooling – the purpose of which was exactly this, to enstupidate the average person – the con would be immediately obvious to the public. But since the public has been enstupidated, it is illiterate – and so swallows whole the halting (to the not-illiterate) idea that a car programmed to operate a certain way, by parties other than oneself and irrespective of the wishes of the person by the wheel, is  . . “autonomous.”…

Be seeing you

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I am not a number. I am a free man!-Number 6

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