|Do Weapons of Mass Destruction Really Exist?|
|Written by Ann McElhinney & Phelim McAleer|
|Tuesday, 02 June 2009 11:34|
First off we have an analysis as to why GM is bankrupt.
It is because they would not build the cars that the public wanted which Moore describes as “cars that got great gas mileage, were as safe as they could be, and were exceedingly comfortable to drive.”
Of course he could have added that people really really want cars that are reliable and cheap – which GM could not provide. And why could they not provide cheap and reliable cars? Because they were being made by overpaid unionized workers who opposed innovation and flexibility and received massive salaries for very poor workmanship.
But even worse very often they were receiving massive salaries for not working. Under GMs bizarre agreement with the union being “laid off” meant workers were sent home on almost full pay before they were rehired when demand would pick up.
But Moore states that what GM needs and has always needed is not less of these highly paid non-jobs but more of them. If only we paid more people to produce more of a product that no one wanted at a price that no one was prepared to pay then GM would have been saved.
“Twenty years ago when I made "Roger & Me," I tried to warn people about what was ahead for General Motors. Had the power structure and the punditocracy listened, maybe much of this could have been avoided. Based on my track record, I request an honest and sincere consideration of the following suggestions,” he adds.
And although liberals tell us that the “war on drugs” and the “war on Terror” have been failures Moore calls for a new “war on auto-factories.”
Moore’s war will be fought because we have been secretly under attack by Business Leaders who possess weapons of mass destruction.
“A war that we have conducted against the ecosystem and has been conducted by our very own corporate leaders. The products built in the factories of GM, Ford and Chrysler are some of the greatest weapons of mass destruction responsible for global warming and the melting of our polar icecaps. The things we call "cars" may have been fun to drive, but they are like a million daggers into the heart of Mother Nature. To continue to build them would only lead to the ruin of our species and much of the planet.”
And as we are at war Moore calls for a war economy (which seems to mean even more government control over our lives). “
“Just as President Roosevelt did after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the President must tell the nation that we are at war and we must immediately convert our auto factories to factories that build mass transit vehicles and alternative energy devices.”
So, according to the Moore, factories that made cars no one wanted to travel in should now be converted to create busses and cars that people also do not want to travel in – and that is how GM will be saved.
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