Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Go to Hell, VW!

Strange title, you think?  A bit tongue in cheek, but no, not strange.

I guess by now everyone has heard that VW was and is cheating by installing special software into its cars that is intended to fool the emissions testing equipment worldwide.  And the software does its job very well.  REAL emissions from VW Diesel cars are up to 40 times higher than those measured on test stands.  And there are 11 million of those cars on the road today. Thing about that number for a second.  Greed is Good again.  And Germans with in their eyes brilliant plans AGAIN have no sense of where to draw the line.  Giving in to greed is one thing.  Committing a crime against the planet is another.

Because it's not just greed.  These ain't the 80s any more!  Just today Pope Francis standing next to president Obama declared the fight against global warming an urgent issue not to be left to future generations.  He even published prayers against pollution: An excerpt from the multi-faith one:

O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.

Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain

at the expense of the poor and the earth

Pay special attention to the last stanza. Francis, by nature of his job being a more forgiving man than I am, hopes to touch VW's heart.  

I say:  Corporations don't have a heart.  Go to hell, VW!

At first VW Chairman of the Board Winterkorn refused to resign.
\The next day he resigned (High points for consistency).
His employment contract runs until 2016.  Mr Winterkorn 'earned' 16 Million Euros in 2014 and he insists of being paid the same amount for  2015.  Please pay attention to that amount. That is almost 24 Million Canadian Dollars.  Mr Winterkorn is paid as much as 1200 Canadians working full time at minimum wage. Hail Capitalism.

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