Portlandian Plants "Nazi" Note On Dirty Diesel VW
It is no surprise that environmental activists are staging protests in reaction to the Volkswagen emission scandal. Members of Greenpeace marched last week outside the VW plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. Somewhere in America, we are sure someone will print off one of those red and white pro-union banners saying “Shame on XYZ Volkswagen” and plant themselves in front of a VW dealership.
But to shame a TDI owner who is possibly already miffed knowing his car may be dropping in value — and possibly gas mileage and torque after the emission fix?
Portland resident Rick Gencarelli found the following note under the windshield wiper of his Jetta TDI over the weekend:
Hello, VW TDI owner. While cute, your TDI is outfitted with a cheating device meant to elude emission standards. Your car is currently polluting at rates higher than nearly any modern gasoline car today. Not to mention VW lied to you and the public, and was founded by Nazis (sad face). Perhaps it’s time to consider a different car.
(Signed) A sympathetic and concerned citizen of Portland.
As the locals say — in a shameless ripoff of Austin, Texas’ motto — “Keep Portland Weird!”
“It’s ridiculous. And very funny, and very Portland,” said Gencarelli in the clip above.
Kudos to Gencarelli for laughing it off, but would you?