Originally Posted by sammi jo
It seems inconsistent, in the current climate, that Congress is bickering and squabbling over loaning $30 billion to the automakers, mere chump change compared to the $6 trillion which has been extorted from the US taxpayers (or generated out of thin air) to prop up the financial industry (read "organized bankster crime cartel"), without any questions being asked... and furthermore, the Federal Reverse
is keeping the details about that $multitrillion operation under wraps.
One thing from this laughable mess is crystal clear to me now.
Life is not about being an honest, decent, upright citizen. Its not about having morals, or caring for the collective. Its not about wanting to do the right thing.
Those in power teach you this from a very early age - but its only to serve one agenda.
It allows those who do not play by the rules of common decency to take advantage of those who do.
It must be clear to those who plan and scheme, that a natural balance will evolve.
The shit at the top who don't adhere to any form of decency - while preaching from the tops of their voices how important it is - knowing full well that this is a necessary part of the system that keeps them at the top in advantage.
The bottom scrapping around in the shit to put food on the table at the end of the day. Naively believing that being a honest decent person, makes up for the fact that at every turn, someone in power is fucking them over, while pretending to be their role model, and selling them the false dream, that anyone can make it.
SO, as for the car industry, American cars by and large are a laughing stock amongst the rest of the world. Its no suprise that the 'three' are on the brink - and its simply because their cars are shit and their management is shit.
Bear in mind that this American Auto problem has been exacerbated over the last few decades, by the oil lobby who have gone to great lengths to sell the public the notion that there is no such thing as Global Warming, who have fostered an army of bastard, scientifically illiterate, drones, eager to peddle thier nonsense like vultures around a rotting corpse, at the slightest mention of fuel efficiency.
Which in effect has propped up the manufacturers of these dinosaurs of motors, and allowed them to survive beyond their era. Sadly, the oil money propaganda and the legion of demented idiots prevented the natural adaptation to the conditions and the 'real' market, and quite amusingly, instead of sloe 'evolution' to adapt to the conditions of reality - we now have the situation where they are going to be wiped cleanly from the earth in a flood of disaster of Noahific proportions.
Which is somewhat justice for the vile kinds people who people who prop up these lobby groups telling lie after lie.
However, as sammy notes, what the car industry needs, is chump change compared to what has been given to 'far more vile people' at the top.
Keep a note, that when the minority 'top' falls - there is no limit on how much everyone has to pay- even against their will - to bail them out. But when it largely comes down to average workers needing a bail out - the very same people who will have to do years of manual hard work to pay for bailing out the 'top' - NOBODY wants to know. The consensus is, that you cant even have the chump change out of the bottom of the barrel.
And for that, that makes the vast middle classes, just as vile, greedy and selfish, as the shit floating at the top.