The cancellation culture also affects cars, and that’s not a good thing

The cancellation culture also affects cars, and that’s not a good thing


“If you don’t make combustion engines, someone else will.” A rare moment of sanity in the form of a statement (from a while ago) from BMW boss Oliver Zipse. Many people in his position feel obligated to talk only about the future of electricity, and fear the consequences of even suggesting anything other than that.

Because politicians and young people living in big cities have decided that being able to travel long distances on a motorcycle is the worst thing a person can do. While drinking their new coffee from Ethiopia.

It’s the certainty of electronic enthusiasts that I find so repulsive, and the fact that they think they are morally superior. What also doesn’t help them is the fact that public opinion about the future of mobility is shaped by politicians, Twitter warriors and, to an extent that I find frightening, the education system.

Discharge culture also affects the combustion engine

This is 50 years of event planning by Wikipedia. The first two are easy to understand and very visible. Today’s culture of cancellation means there are two things you absolutely cannot do on social media: defend the internal combustion engine and assume that only one cyclist in the history of cycling has done anything wrong.

For those of us who do not necessarily agree with those views and think that you can expect an adult to see the gray between black and white every now and then, of course there is always an option but not only active to be on. those platforms.

No more Twitter

I haven’t been on Twitter in months – as you might have guessed, it makes me a much happier person. But if you have children and obey the law by sending them to school, you cannot bypass the education system.

My children have learned a lot from their teachers who often inspire them. Many of them spread a message of tolerance, of not reaching absolute conclusions on all kinds of subjects, from the British… Dollarmeaning by gender, and that it might be better if people in England didn’t eat avocados in November. But there is one constant message that my kids also get (and of course): cars are bad.

For a driving parent, it’s a little frustrating, putting this thing into nonsense. For a character who hosts a television show that takes a very light-hearted approach to burning fossil fuels, it’s a bit overwhelming.

Fast cars get dirty looks

20 years ago, someone in my position would be asked one by one to take Lambo to the school yard so that the 6th graders would give the rev counter a laugh and a laugh. In 2022 I almost have to hide myself so I don’t look dirty all the time.

Even when I drive an EV, I feel like an armed robber who just got out of prison should not be tried. It is very strange. Especially since most children nod when the master tells them they should live in a cave and abandon everything their country has done for the past 5,000 years, then run outside and squeeze into the back seat of mom’s Range Rover.

We also have to teach the teachers something

However, I think we, the automotive community, need to be aware of the education system. Do a little PR. They say that it is very likely that electricity will determine a large part of future mobility, but that other solutions will also remain important. That drive is not necessarily Evil itself, and that you can even enjoy it. And that okra in England, in January, is not a seasonal vegetable either.