Friday, May 29, 2009
Good Riddance, Hummer
With the impending bankruptcy of GM will come the end of the wasteful, ostentatious, gas guzzling, environmentally unhealthy monstrosity of consumer culture called the Hummer. The brand could conceivably be sold to another company, but I doubt any other automaker would wish to take a chance on it, mainly because it's highly likely that gas prices will spike again in the future. Not only that, with the rise of climate change awareness among the public and arrival of more environmentally conscious car choices, vehicles like the Hummer will become even less, not more, commercially viable. I believe this to be a good thing for everyone.
So for those of us who always decried the mentality of some who seemed to believe that having enough wealth, or status, or possessions somehow justified owning something this thoroughly disgusting, may I be one among many to follow by saying, "Goodbye and Good Riddance!"