Masculinity: Toxic for the Planet

The so-called carmakers in this country are pivoting to build mostly trucks, not cars. Pullquote from the linked story:

You know, carmakers always say they build what people want. But they never mention the fact that they spend billions to tell them what they want

Dan Neil, WSJ automotive columnist

As that is happening, truck owners are being trained to drive like assholes by… truck commercials. Browse the "tournament" at As if trucks and giant SUVs (no real difference) weren't bad enough with their environmental impact, they are only "safe" for their owners. The people and cars they hit die at a rate that would be alarming in any country that was not OK with people shooting dozens of children at a time, in schools.

And now, let's hear from the world experts at greenwashing:

But wait! There's more! The homophobia of America, especially its males, feeds into this with a vicious circle... because enVirOnmEntAl aCtiOn iS so gAy. No, really. Click the link.

Finally: China's high-speed rail network development 2008-2018

USA high-speed rail network 2008-2018. LOL! WHUT? In places like Florida, federal funding for rail development is actively refused and returned, because... burning carbon is manly, I guess?

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F