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  •  Ford was Ford (7+ / 0-)

    He thought he knew better than everyone.

    So he set up stupid things like Fordlandia. That is what happens when a rich asshole gets power and it goes to his head.

    And at a time in our world's history when we needed someone to care about the most dangerous souls (at the time, the Jews in Europe), our corporate world had Ford as the arrogant leader who was worried about finding cheap rubber.

    Things are no different today because we praise bastards like Ford.

    We still have wars because simple-minded arrogant bastards think they know the answers, and they run policy. Millions die.

    •  true (0+ / 0-)

      I'm not sure I'd call him an 'asshole' though. The man was weird and by all accounts never really recovered mentally from his strokes (which is why his own grandson had to basically pull a hostile take over).

      I'm not going to defend the points on which he failed on. He clearly did so and was not perfect. But neither will I hold his lack of perfection against him. We're imperfect creatures in an imperfect world. The best we can do is take the good and learn from the bad.

      Der Weg ist das Ziel

      by duhban on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 07:55:13 PM PDT

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