I just got finished reading about the news on the main page about the VW Scandal and it occured to me yet again…how silly this really is. VW is being crucified in my mind because they admitted to lying more than anything else. Something that should happen to Politicians more often if you ask me. But here we go…proceeding to rake a car company over the coals and perhaps even endanger their viability. All for what? Tailpipe emissions of a Diesel vehicle… Why dont we poll the US citizens about what that means to them. If they werent told it was “Bad” they’d never know or care.
The regulations of the EPA have become so politically and monetarily motivated that they have managed to make a Nature and Environmental conscious citizen like myself…look at their organization in a new light…a bad light. Now I’m all for clean Air and an Environment…who isn’t? But if you ask me…the government and big corps polluted the hell out of every facet of every environment they ever existed in…for decades. They Still do today…but now have another country do the “Dirty Work” for them. Now that some people and corps have already made their money…its time for them to start strangling other businesses OUT of business if you ask me.
Do we REALLY need to damage VW this badly over fudged numbers? Do you really think the number of VW diesels here in the US are going to pollute our environment into being unlivable…or even partially degraded? You think this is the first instance of fudged pollution numbers from a corporation ? Or even one that makes any kind of difference while some other countries spew Massive Metric Tons of pollution into the environment DAILY ? Countries that have US backing in business deals so they can profit while they do the polluting and we do nothing about it in the name of the “Environment”… Hate to break it to you…but if we are the “World Police” and we all share the “Environment”…does this make any sense at all?
Its all starting…or rather continuing to seem like one big corporate strong arm move…and or some political BS to make someone money by hurting the competition or eliminating it alltogether…Or insert whatever you like here…
Again…What do I know? I’m not political and probably cannot fathom the level of corruption even if it was printed out in front of me on Gods own notebook. But I think this is a harbinger of more bad things to come… and come from other strange unforeseen directions.