by Emmett R Smith
The entire US auto “industry”, like the USPS, is filled from top to bottom with people who, except for this random piece of good luck (now finally running out for good and for all), would all be toiling away at WalMart, in electroshock collars and for a lot less money. Or else they would be on welfare for anyway the same medical benefits as you can get at WalMart. All of Detroit is now trying to get more welfare from off of the government. Still worse, all they are after is a kind of bandaid. It is to fob off the embarrassing and objectively hopeless mess on President Obama, next month. Last week the Congress could do nothing, least of all with the greasy unions, and the filthy executives are no better, certainly not morally, just because of leaving their private jets and sing-song girls at home this time around. At the weekend G W Bush flew off to Iraq on a surprise visit to “the troops” and with Christ alone boiling in Hell knows what mingled Lincolnian expectations on behalf of his “legacy.” This was after leaving a note on the White House fridge to dip into the bank bailout money in the freezer, and to give some cash anyway to the car-kings. Disappointingly in the aftermath is what it is is all that happened is somebody threw their sandals at the President in downtown Iraq, before being hustled out of the room by a squad of Recovering Blackwater Security Staff, there on therapeutic self-importance reduction duty. The whole thing is now as dead as the NeoCon swindle itself, not to mention President Obama’s Roosevelt-fantasies. No matter what may be your historical analysis of the New Deal, Roosevelt anyway had money to borrow and untapped deficits to tap. As matters now stand, President Obama’s options in this sphere are ruthlessly constrained. Lest I be reproved for crape hanging, I will not here tell you what is so, namely that the US is now much closer to repudiating the national debt than ever before in our history, and that is a course of action fraught indeed.
Again as in the case of the Roosevelt-fantasy, the only choice to really get the economy “moving forward” in today’s postmodern Oprah- or woman-speak (when nagging the Old Buck At Home to start in on death-sentence statin drugs) will be major war, probably with China.
This is disgusting. It is made worse if anything by the general lack of historical knowledge and understanding. None of the Detroit cadres from top to bottom give any sign whatsoever that they perceive their own true situation. They fail completely to detect that they in fact objectively are all welfare-case manques. Self-incomprehension is the decisive defect always in history, and hence the manic insistence that Detroit “should” be given more money now. In none of this is there any sign of any gratitude, no more than among the gun-toting ranks of the militia-mentalitied undermen (and “their” snorting women) on all levels at the USPS. Nor is there even a hint of appreciation anywhere, if only for the fact that basically because of World War II all of these people for going on three generations have gotten away with living above their true level. Way above that. Certainly this is the case as to any personal attainments and qualities of actual character you can possibly name. The executive class are no better than the actual workers, and probably as to non-productivity they are all a lot worse. All of these “managers” and “officers” on both the union and corporate sides are unreconstructed thieves, and no one among them is worth any more than perhaps sixty thousand a year. These people working closely together after all on their immoral exactions in fact are destroying our country, and their foul and stinking and un-American role in the possible outbreak of global war will be recognized by all future historians.
[Emmett R Smith all rights reserved 14 December 2008]