SOS: Sell Our Saab!

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Saab's make-or-break sale deadline approaches, and as we noted/ranted last week, one enthusiast site isn't giving up. Saab History's Detroit caravan and protest is still scheduled to take place tomorrow. Shout it with us now: Sell Our Saab! [Saab History]

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Look, I was raised a Pontiac guy. Believe me, I understand, and I feel for Saab and all its enthusiasts here.

But f'ing really?

This is the start of a new year in an economy that is only one orbit higher in the toilet maelstrom than it was this time last year. A shitload of people are still without jobs and losing their homes. Our infrastructure is falling apart. We are embroiled in too many conflicts in too many places. We are trillions of dollars in the red.

And we're worried about what's going to happen to a car brand that is, and always has been, a marginal player in the market? I love Saab, too, and I don't want to see it go away any more than anyone else. But how is it that people can organize a rally/protest in the name of Saab and not in the name of getting their damn roads and bridges fixed, or something else that actually, really makes a huge long-term difference.

I'm not trying to rain on your parade here, Saab guys; I'm just trying to point out that sometimes in life, there are these things called "priorities", and saving Saab, while important, should not be our only priority. I mean, for the love of God, bringing back Pontiac should also be a priority. But in any case, we should not dedicate this much energy to saving Saab until we have taken care of other, higher-level priorities.

Seriously Saab guys, with all of the gusto and energy of so many of you, think what a difference you can make in other aspects of life.

Oh, wait. There are only ten Saab-o-philes dedicated enough to do this.

Never mind. Carry on with your inconsequential-ness.