The idea of using starving yourself as a means of protest when all other means of protest are taken from you is a noble one. We welcome its use to protest human rights violations such as Mahatma gandhi used it, and mourned the loss of Englishmen like Mary Clarke or Army POWs of the Republic of Ireland who were reclassified as common criminals rather than prisoners of war. By the way, 10 prisoners died during the 1981 IRA hunger strike before it was suspended.
The latest group of mean and mean citizens has turned to this extreme form of protest: Tesla owners who are tired of their cars breaking down. Specifically, a group of Norwegian Tesla owners are planning a hunger strike to get their attention impregnating staff, peddler memeElon Musk, according to a report published on Monday by CleanTechnica.
Did they get their ideas from the grunge supergroup Temple of the Dog’s 1991 hit, “Hunger Strike,” or it’s a Michael Fassbender movie about the IRA strike, unclear. What is clear is that using this tactic for something as trivial as broken luxury cars makes them look like a bunch of assholes.
Do not misunderstand me; I understand how much a car breakdown can affect your life. I also understand that paying a fair amount of cash for a new car, only to have it fall to pieces, is frustrating. I don’t think this is the way to handle the problem. Just annoy Elon on Twitter like everyone else.
Actually, you know what? Here, I will do it for you.
Now that we’ve done that, seriously, let’s cut this out. You are actively devaluing the sacrifices of those who have died for their beliefs when all you have to do is sell your Tesla. By the way, automotive press tried to tell you these cars are really poorly built for YEARS. Buy some other EVs from an auto company that’s really good at making cars, and whose customer-resolving process doesn’t involve Twitter.
We reached out to the people on the hunger strike for comments, but did not receive a response as to the time of publication.