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What does GUM stand for?

GUM stands for Great Unwashed Masses

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Which leads to the real point: When will the fast followers realize that Toyota has won this PR war, and that all the eco-weenies really care about is that the great unwashed masses bow before their superior environmental awareness while they savage Detroit for its shortsightedness and inability to lead?
It's a vestige of patrician politics, the old, elitist view that the great unwashed masses are not to be fully trusted.