Automobiles are inherently childish objects. If our descendants luck out and somehow retain civilization, they will understand that these wildly wasteful and unsustainable machines were the apotheosis of our species’ prolonged adolescence.
In hopes of preserving the evidence of how our overclass pushing these objects on us, DbC hereby presents, as part of its new series, this typical example of toddler-level flattery, which was used to sell pickup trucks in the year 2020:
You give us your time. You give us your courage. You soldier through and make us proud.
Despite its ecocidal nature and its howling crudity, this type of indoctrination worked on enough people to justify itself, and, as it did so, also went entirely uncriticized by the wider society.