For Los Angeles, the city of the Angels, what could symbolize Satan more than the automobile? This one invention has caused the corruption of the civic body, the destruction of neighborhood after neighborhood, the contamination of the very air with the fumes of Sulphur and other chemicals from the Infernal Regions, the people daily subjected to the insanity of traffic that sucks away their life and their hope, the parade of elite vehicles on the pothole filled streets that provide some of the worst examples of the rich demonstrating their greed and indifference in the face of obscene poverty.
What will we see? The best? The worst? The future? The past?
It also provided an opportunity to drive in my first Tesla and I was impressed.
My friend and I both believe that we are on the cusp of a tsunami of change that will whack the automotive industry the way it has deserved to be whacked for decades. Self-parking, autonomy, and semi-autonomy, new drive trains hybrid and electric, new manufacturers in the People's Republic of China and India, we should expect that the dinosaurs of the past will be swept into the gutter where they belong and replaced by a new people and a new legion of car manufacturers.
Too bad America, you had your chance and you completely fucked it up. This time the government wont save you.
This is the second largest car show in the country, possibly the world. I would expect the existing manufacturers to take their head out of their ass (the tragedy of rectal-cranial inversion) and present their ideas about the future to their loyal base. That is pretty much who comes to car shows I think, the loyal base of customers who care enough to spend the day and $15.00 checking out the polished and mechanical visions of the automobile manufacturers.
This is a short list of what I might expect at least from some of the exhibitors:
And finally here is one more. We are in the midst of the Paris Climate Talks. What positions are the various car companies taking with the respective governments on climate change? Well this is a critical thing to know. How can they not know? How could they not tell us? Are these the same old lying pieces of garbage car companies like the ones that destroyed mass transit in LA? (Yes they did. The counter rumors are just lies, they really, really did destroy mass transit in LA all those years ago).
But I am happy to say that there was one redeeming exhibit: a magnificent statue of Satan, Lucifer himself, the fallen one, in the middle of all the car exhibitors laughing, laughing at the impending disaster that will wipe them off the face of the earth and straight to the hell that they so deserve.