WtF People?

Maybe it’s the bias in my newsfeed, but I keep seeing these articles about people cutting off Teslas or vandalizing Teslas or blocking chargers for electric vehicles and I can’t help but wonder, what the fuck is wrong with these people?

Are they afraid of electric cars? Do they have a grudge against Tesla, Elon Musk, or both? Are they all oil drillers or traditional auto workers who’ve been put out of work by a small, fractional reduction in gasoline production due to electric vehicles? Or is it just pure idiocy and ignorance? My best guess is that it’s the latter.

Look here people, it might not be next year or five years from now or maybe not even 10 years, but this is the inevitable wave of the future. These here newfangled, electronical cars. Yup. It’s all about the batteries. We’re not even going to get into your not-driving future. Enjoy that while you can.

First off, I meant to say electronical. Secondly, we’ve been working at getting off gasoline since the 1970s, admittedly we’ve been doing a terrible job at it, but we’re working on it. We’re going to end up with faster, quicker, easier maintained, electric cars. It’s just a matter of time.

I’m not mechanic, but I do love me some cars. And I’m considering running a 220 line and circuit panel out to my garage, because I know that’s going to be the future of transportation and quite possibly my next car. I looking at 2023 as the likely replacement timeframe for the Impala.

Also, have these people not seen all the footage that is captured by these Teslas? They’ve got cameras and surveillance all over them. The news media loves to post images and videos of these idiots doing all of this stuff. At this point I don’t know if anyone has gotten away with it. I think they all get caught, called out, prosecuted, fined, ticketed, whatever.

Hey, I’ll admit it, there are a lot of cars, trucks, and SUVs that I don’t like. I’m not going to name brands or models, but there are some undesirables out there. But, even still, I don’t torment any of the drivers of any of those models or seek to damage their very expensive bad investments. I guess what I’m saying, and I’ll make this as simple as possible, is that if you are one of these people or are considering acting like one of these people, just don’t. It’s not funny. it’s not clever. You’re not making a valid point. You’re just being an asshole.

Change can be scary and it’s okay to be scared sometimes. It’s not okay to be a jerk, no matter how scared you are.