robespierre wrote:This is just the Peter Principle in action. Hasn't it always been that way?
No, it has not. This is something that younger people are probably not aware of, but it used to be that people at the head end of companies actually knew what they were doing. People who ran furniture companies or car companies or mining companies or whatever had actually worked in that field all their lives. They could go out in the shop and make what they needed, if necessary. Or at the very least, they knew how. They knew what they were doing. They could walk through a facility and tell you what was going on. You couldn't fool them with a little green floor paint and a pretty receptionist (altho Nguyen Cao Ky once said, "The Americans are like big children. Give them a glass of scotch and tell them what they want to hear and they go away happy.")
Nowadays, it's all fools running retail and marketing and IP scams. The number of total fucking morons that I've escorted on plant tours in China would astound you. It astounds me, that they can be in positions of power yet be so fucking stupid
about their own business.
The US is everloving toast. You've got morons - okay, morons is not the correct term. Thieves and shysters and crooks would be the correct term. They aren't morons because they are very
clever about diverting every penny possible into their own pockets. But about knowing their own business ? Utter fools. Braindead blithering idiots. Drooling imbeciles. Useless pieces of scumsucking shit.
This is a US thing, since the Germans and French and Italians I run across here are nowhere near as fucked up. You guys got big troubles right there in River City.
Damned if I know what you can do about it. Looks like time to brush up on your Gibbon. But playing "I can't hear you !" with your fingers stuck in your ears (hi R10 ! How's life down there in Fantasyland ?) isn't going to help when the poop hits the fanblades.
You heard it right here on Nekochan ... 2012 might very well be "the end" - for the US, anyway. There's nothing left there. It's a flashy exterior with no foundation. How's that "financial services" thing working out ?