Washington Post Compares Toyota To Slave Owners
Washington Post Harold Myerson’s column starts by presenting readers with a stark choice: nationalization or more rigid regulation. Things get interesting in a car-oriented sort of way when Myerson talks about Motown’s simmering antipathy towards the southern senators who almost denied them their $17.4b suckle on Uncle Sugar’s teat. “If Abraham Lincoln were still among the living as he prepared to turn 200 six weeks from now, he might detect in the congressional war over the automaker bailouts a strong echo of the war that defined his presidency. Now as then, the conflict centered on the rival labor systems of North and South. Now as then, the Southerners championed a low-wage, low-benefits system while the North favored a more generous one. And now as then, what sparked the conflict was the North’s fear of the Southern system becoming the national norm. Or, as Lincoln put it, a house divided against itself cannot stand… “But, just as Lincoln predicted, the United States was bound to have one labor system prevail, and the debate over the General Motors and Chrysler bailout was really a debate over which system — the United Auto Workers’ or the foreign transplant factories’ — that would be. Where the parallel between periods breaks down, of course, is in partisan alignment. Today’s congressional Republicans are hardly Lincoln’s heirs. If anything, they are descendants of Jefferson Davis’s Confederates.” That’s just WAY out there.
In other words, the choice is between Communism and Fascism according to some filthy government-worshiping parasite at the Washington Post...Shocking!
Leave it to the political Left to invoke trash-talking labels in lieu of rational debate. I recently visited the Montgomery, Alabama assembly plant where my Santa Fe was built with non-union labour, and I didn't see any shackles or chains. I did, however, meet a lot of nice people who really take pride in their work. I hear that the same conditions exist at Smyrna (Tennessee) and Alliston (Ontario), where my previous non-union cars came from... infinitely better products than the pieces of shit Detroit sold my family for 30 years. When the Big 3 go swirling down the bowl in part thanks to their gangster unions, we should all light a copy of the Washington Post in memoriam.