Friday, October 21, 2005

Someone else who "gets it"

There will be no federal help this time. There
is no money for it and, thanks to examples all
around us, we now believe that a society that
props up bankrupt, money-losing companies will
soon be bankrupt itself. Keeping foreign
competition out makes no sense, either, since the
foreign competition is making its cars here in
the United States.

When smokestack America first crumpled with the
collapse of the steel industry a generation ago,
the industry survived, redesigned itself and grew
profitable again. Most of the workers and their
communities did not recover.

Nor will they this time. Nor will we, for Delphi
is a marker of a new America in which there is no
collective security, in which the union will not
make you strong, in which there is no government
to give you shelter and in which you know you are

No mangled, mushy ideas or words here, just straight