We’re going to the US. EU sucks.
Specifically, by 2050, which is less than 40 years from now, the inebriated zebras who lead the EU want to completely ban all cars from cities. Based on texts that have become available so far, it’s unclear (or at least that’s what I hope) if EVs will be outlawed as well, but I’m personally convinced the master plan will eventually lead to the exclusive and forced usage of public means of transportation, commercial airliners and so on.
Of course, the browned-off fatties have backed up all this with compelling arguments such as “we’re saving the planet”, “blue whales have stopped mating” and „Pandas in China (?!?) are getting depressed”...
The EU is slowly turning into an ultra-communist prison, where the beliefs of the many are brutally set aside by the „chosen” of the grand European Parliament and the infamous environmental commissions whose only achievement so far is throwing huge amounts of funds out the window, funds that could have been used to eradicate poverty in an African country instead of populating the giant “meeting” rooms with cutting-edge laptops and projectors.
So, dear Americans, are you ready for a massive exodus of personal automobile lovers? If not, you have 20 to 30 years to build a straight motorway a few thousand miles long that we can freely drive around on. Because we ARE coming. And we’re NOT joking at all.
The invasion has tentatively started already with relocating the production facilities of major manufacturers such as Mercedes and BMW. Slowly, gently, after all cars are made there, we’ll be coming over to drive them as well. Did you think you could get away with it so easily?
We want to drive our own personal cars; we do not want to get on dirty, crowded and extremely expensive buses and 50-year old planes that pollute more than 100,000 cars on a single flight.
Yes... we’re idiots and don’t get this “saving the planet” garbage. I’ve also heard that blue whale steak is quite delicious if it’s done right. Oh, and about Panda bears... they’re very cute but who are we to decide their fate? That’s a job for natural selection, as the wise and famous Charles Darwin said some time ago.
As for you fellow Europeans, get ready for higher and higher taxes in the EU, for cars, for having a brain, for breathing, for simply existing. Because, just like fuels cost twice as much due to taxes and excises imposed by governments, each and every CC on an engine, each and every HP, each and every human who dares to desire such “luxury” at the loss of the “community” will be sorely charged.
The EU has proved time and again they are able to get their way and the method of achieving this is always financial constraint. Taxes, taxes and more taxes until you end up not wanting to have a car, vacation or any kind of property at all.
See you in 2050 in the US? Or... maybe we should go boost the GDP in African or Asian countries? Got a better idea?
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No hard feelings and EV RULES!!! :D
Irony aside, here's my point of view (the point of view of an automobile lover):
The big cites are overly crowded now, let alone 2050, something really needs to be done. Banning hundreds of thousands or even millions of cars from each big city would generate A LOT of space. This space can be used for trams, buses, bicycle pistes, magnetic railways and a lot more. And don't be scared you'll have to leave your car unguarded outside the city, I'm sure huge parking buildings will be built.
My personal advice is: don't look at this as it would happen now, with our current infrastructure and technologies, after all ... there are 39 years left. Look at what can be achieved.
Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, longing to....drive their own car.
Their only motivation is of a personal nature (how much money are they going to receive from the companies interested in passing certain laws). Politicians might start out their career as good natured, well intentioned people but through the years they become these green monsters with Euro symbols in their eyes.
Politicians have no idea how much damage they are making and don't really care either. They have figured out that they do not have solutions and they just want to live as comfortably as they can for as long as they can.
Again, our future is in the hands of the wrong people with no ideas, solutions or will to change.
America seceded from Britain to get away from the corrupted European ideologies that have failed them and will continue to fail them. Like the fool above me "Cosmin" they believe that the government is the ruler of the people. American was founded on the opposite, whereas the people are the rulers of the government, thanks to the American Constitution and the true representation of the people in Congress.
Instead of fixing the situation as in building new roads, building bigger, underground roads or what have you, the Europeans take the easy and weak way out. They run. That's right, instead of building; they simply BAN cars, a clear ideology of a society in collapse. If you let the government take away one right, they will not stop till you have none. I would rather die with a steering wheel in my hands than relinquish my rights to some bureaucrats.
America WAS founded on the opposite, the people WERE the rulers of the government, but sadly those days are LONG gone.
I'm not going to get into a political fight with you because i know you know your truth, and you have your true freedom, and all that. I just hope you don't die with a steering wheel in your hands (that means dying in a car accident you nut).
I wish the american people all the best.
2. Hey Charles, you really think you wont get ... (taxed) in the US by the year 2050? Why not move to Africa, lots of space, and they are currently doing something about the over populated cities...
3. For the rest of you. Look to the south of the EU, and wonder. How long will we be able to use fossil fuals?
Also, you know squat about ecology and habitats. In Tom's own words "You literally believe right-wing propaganda word for word." I hope you'll be happy in the US
Have respect of this symbol!
It might be interesting to take note that the entire Middle East is moving in the direction of personal freedoms, while our "highly-civilized" nations seems to be moving in exactly the opposite direction.
I guess at least that leaves a chance we will all meet in the middle? LOL
Lighten up people. Lighten up. Who knew you EU'ians we so damn serious nowadays. Oh ... I know why ... because you have no personal freedoms anymore. ha ha
Let the rest of us to live in a better world, running on our bikes.
As for the subject we are suppose to comment here - banning cars in cities is the only way today to keep air there clean enough to prevent people dying from cancer, by the way avoid traffic jams and the most important, I think, save some oil for future generations (otherwise they will have problems even with buying clothes). It's not about saving the planet, because we, human species, are not strong enough to neither save it or destroy it (look at Japan these days). We can only destroy ourselves and the Earth will last for milions of years after us, like has been before us. Of course we will kill other species by the way, but didn't it happen to dinosaurs before? What's my point? Figure out by yourself.
You know, centers? The places where you spend most of the time stuck in place waiting for a light? Yeah, that.
Good job completely misreading articles and then throwing a fit about things that aren't true
The proposed legislation is for petrol and diesel cars anyway. By 2050 electric or hydrogen cars will perform like internal combustion ones do now.
Feel free go to the US.
speak for yourself.
about panda bears stuff and natural section&selection, well... nature is not more "nature", is influenced by people, by our cars, by our planes, by HUMANS.
there are a lot of mistakes in this article, caused by poor documentation and mass thinking.
Do US a favor - stay there with those viewpoints. We've already got enough of your viewpoint here. Not our American values.
From Florida USA, please don't come here we've already met our quota of idiots.
We have several of them... Interstates 40, 5 & 95 come to mind. : )
- Caleb (Pasco, WA, USA)
drive out all no-europeans of europe and nordamerica and with them
all useless and corrupt burocrats and politicians.
also drive northamerica and europe out of the world trade organization.
no more imports from slave labour countries.
how about that?
But don't think you won't be taxed or that there's not political bullshit here because we're wading in ridiculous politics every single day and it gets deeper and deeper. Any country that has a government is always going to have to deal with silliness. But the U.S. simply spends our way out of it. That's why we've accumulated trillions of dollars of debt. We don't take much seriously over here.
But as for freedom, and the lack of green initiatives, we got you covered.
Now pass that 40oz steak, read me the bible until genocide of foreigners appears ethical then hand me my gun and keys to a 5 litre V8 Chevy pick-up with leaf-spring suspension. I might need exposure to a few thousand gun murders on TV until it seems like part of life.
Oh, and could I be ruled by a millionnaire elite that doesn't represent me so I don't get homesick?
Where do I sign?