The Watch

The Watch is concerned about the increasing pressure towards feudalism in the United States from corporations, social regressives, warmongers, and the media. We also are concerned with future history concerning our current times, as non-truths which are “widely reported” become the basis for completely false narratives.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Statue of Liberty Watch

This article regarding the US Federal Government intimidating illegal aliens caught my attention:

It's nice to see the entire weight of the entire US Federal Government used to intimidate and threaten illegal aliens who haven't committed violent crimes and who don't pose a threat to anyone. Setting up temporary courthouses at the National Cattle Congress, shackling their hands and feet, processing suspects in groups of 10, giving them each access to 1/30th of a lawyer, threatening them with two years of hard felony time in prison for working in a sweatshop to feed their families... What a sight that must have been to behold!

I especially like how it was more important to intimidate, indict, convict, and sentence the workers than to punish the corporation that felt it was acceptable to force their workers to work in a meatpacking plant in unsafe conditions for 14 hours a day. Can you imagine working in a country where you don't speak the language; you're working in horrid conditions so you can send money back to your family in say Guatemala; then you get arrested, and instead of merely being deported, you're given the choice of jail time or more jail time...

What a great society we live in! Reminds me of a quote on the Statue of Liberty!Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

Oh, wait...

-John Locke

American Automobile Makers Watch

Remember when American car manufacturers pooh-poohed the idea of fuel efficient vehicles and opposed increases in fuel efficiency requirements?

Remember when they opposed hybrids and fuel cell cars and instead focused on massive SUVS, vans, and trucks that get only 10 to 16 mpg?

Remember when they pulled a fast-one on the American people and called SUVs, vans, and pickups “light trucks” to avoid complying with fuel efficiency requirements?

Remember when they advertised these massive vehicles, portraying the heroic American sitting behind the wheel, saying “F#ck the environment, F#ck the rest of the world, I can drive whatever the hell I want because I’m an American”?

Remember when they stated that they preferred the free market to encourage fuel efficiency?

Well, they have now gotten what they asked for and what they so richly deserve!

See the recent headlines below:

GM Loses $15.5 Billion in Quarter
Ford Posts Loss of $8.7 Billion on Asset Woes

Now that is the free market talking! Go suck an egg, Ford and GM -- you guys have played a major role in ruining our country and making us reliant on fossil fuels. You are now getting exactly what you deserve.

-John Locke