What do I mean? Not that the private automotive vehicle is about to die out. Rather, the reliance of the culture of obedience on the automotive cage to contain the majority of the population and make them easy to control.
Evidence? It is piling up. For some years now, the licence to drive has not been the universal entry to adult life. Increasingly, millennials rely on public transport, hired vehicles and their own two feet. Car sales have suffered. It is not just the virus that has produced hundreds of acres of unsold SUVs.
The car carrier sunk in St. Simons Sound and sinking for over a year is symbolic. The Port Authority just keeps paving more acres of marsh to store thousands of vehicles nobody wants. I wonder if they collect a storage fee.
The election of an Amtrack commuter as President is entirely incidental.