TO THE EDITOR:
I am stunned by Keith Crain’s comments (“Just for buying and selling”) and Automotive News’ editorial (“Give the Chinese a chance to turn FCA into a leader”) in the Aug. 21 issue equating the potential sale of Jeep to a Chinese company with the sale of Volvo to Geely.
Comparing Volvo and Sweden to Jeep and the United States is ludicrous. No other free-world country has the responsibilities of the U.S. Along with allied governments, we need to stop giving away technology, capability and control to those who are not our friends. Yes, the government needs to examine a potential sale of Jeep to the Chinese for national security and other reasons, and I suspect a Chinese-owned Jeep may not simply blow over here in the U.S.
Crain publications may want to consider the blessings of operating in the U.S. It’s insulting to intimate that winning vs. sinking into the creeping crud of globalistic relativism is bad. Does Automotive News really believe that other countries don’t have their own best interests at heart? You bet they do and so should the U.S.
Lastly, as we continue to see that man-made “climate change” is agenda driven, Automotive News should refrain from stating it as fact until we have facts. Repeated findings of falsified data and juiced climate models produced by pro-climate change groups should cause an honest publication to take pause. It would be refreshing to see Automotive News have two opinion pieces on each topic to present all sides.
MARK BRIDEAU, Member Manager, Full Armor Cycle, Caledonia, Mich.