Flexing, Indeed

Automobiles have always been overkill, a means of promoting salable waste.

The phenomenon, like the political-economic order it expresses, cannot slow down: It is a systemic imperative.

Given its advanced age, the overkill is now openly farcical.

Consider this current television ad, tellingly titled “Flex,” for tailgates on 2021 Chevrolet pick-up trucks:

Here, the farce is so extreme, GM’s massive marketing team couldn’t think of any way — and they undoubtedly tried — to show the suggested use-value actually being used in a non-hilarious manner.

White men continue to pay good money to become victims of such shameless, sociopathic gimmicks.