Friday, August 1, 2008

GM is bleeding like a crash victim

The newspapers are abuzz today -- GM posts $15.5 billion 2nd quarter loss. They are shuttering SUV plants.

"We are reacting rapidly to the challenges facing the U.S. economy and auto market, and we continue to take the aggressive steps necessary to transform our U.S. operations," GM Chairman and Chief Executive Rick Wagoner said in a statement.

Reacting rapidly? They have had many years, many crisis to plan for this "transformation."

Remember when GM made those little Geo's? I remember that Geo XFI, which got about 60 miles per gallon! Dust off those old Geo blueprints and start making fuel efficient cars.

For many years, as a consumer I have had only superficial choices to consider when buying a car. Everything ran on gasoline, and for the most part still does. I am very excited about GM's foray into electric autos. I see a great future for them if they have the courage and remaining resources to see this through. I would pick a small electric car over a huge gas guzzler any day.

So many of us are ready for change in America. REAL change. Transformation in the U.S. economy, and how we relate to each other and the environment. The capitalistic dogma about "everyone is in it for themselves, and no one gives a shit about the environment or anyone else," is a crock of lies. There is a new feeling, a new awakening that those of us freefalling together through space on this speck of dirt need to work together if 6 to 12 billion of us are going to survive.

Lets face it -- the nationstate as we know it is obsolete. Popular Religeon as its been manipulated to hasten the destruction of the world and enslave its people, is obsolete.

I'm talking REAL change.

Bring it on. And while we're at it, I'll be watching for GM to make my PHEV electric car.