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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:06 PM

Rude Pundit:Photos That Make the Rude Pundit Want to Smoke Charas While Downing a Six-Pack of Crown



Here's something you need to know about the fire at the Tazreen Fashions factory in Ashulia, Bangladesh where over 110 workers died and more were injured: as you can see in the picture, it burned like hell on earth. Many of the bodies were burned so badly that they could not be identified. It is that Third World nation's Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, and, like that horrific event in American history, it was merely the worst of a string of fires at garment factories, places where Americans get their cheap clothing made cheaply (and where they get their expensive clothes made cheaply, too).

While the Bangladesh factories have attempted to eliminate child labor, young (mostly) women still end up toiling in the slave-like conditions. And those conditions can include locked doors, no fire exits or extinguishers or sprinklers, and strict rules on leaving one's station, all for 21 cents an hour, which is up from what it was in 2010, greedy bastards. An executive at the Tuba Group, which owns the factory, claimed, "We are the sufferers. We are the victims." And how could you not agree when the company grudgingly agreed to pay the families of victims $1230 each in compensation for their loss? After all, that's over $130,000 and Tazreen Fashions exports only $36 million in garments each year. Fun fact: the fire killed over 1/12th of Tazreen's workforce.

On Fox "news" show Some Goddamn Thing with Neil Cavuto yesterday, a Wall Street analyst, Charles "Fat C***" Payne, said that the workers were grateful they have jobs: "Don’t think that the people in Bangladesh who perished didn’t want or need those jobs, as well," which would qualify as the most callous thing said publicly about the fire if the execs at Tuba weren't such shit sacks. And one might want to hold off on presuming that the dead would have chosen their jobs over avoiding horrible fire or jumping doom.

Of course, Charles "Fat C***" Payne also said, "I know we like to victimize everyone in this country, particularly when it comes to for-profit motivation, which is being assaulted. But, you know, it is a tragedy but I think it is a stretch, an amazing stretch, to sort of try to pin this on Walmart but, of course, the unions in this country are desperate." Yes, we certainly wouldn't want to blame any companies that ordered from or used others to order from a deathtrap factory. We certainly wouldn't want to blame our own demand for cheap shit, no matter how it gets made. We certainly wouldn't want to blame the globe for the detriments of globalization.

"Fat C***" Payne brings up unions. Oh, about that. Yeah, seems that "One labor organizer, Aminul Islam, was brutally murdered in April, with Bangladesh’s security forces allegedly involved in the crime." Islam, who had been imprisoned and tortured for his labor activism, got Tommy Hilfiger's parent company to improve conditions in the factories it uses after the last factory fire, one that killed 29 workers.

As for this latest awful event, "Fat C***" Payne assures us, "It is tragic. I don’t think something like this will happen again." No, of course not. Only a union-loving, anti-capitalist tool who wants to hamstring the job creators would think that barely regulated factories would be owned by greedy motherfuckers who force poor people to work in unsafe conditions for pennies so they can squeeze out an extra couple of bucks. Only Marxists would call that "exploitation."

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Reply Rude Pundit:Photos That Make the Rude Pundit Want to Smoke Charas While Downing a Six-Pack of Crown (Original post)
meegbear Nov 2012 OP
Panasonic Nov 2012 #1
GiaGiovanni Nov 2012 #2
geckosfeet Nov 2012 #4
GiaGiovanni Dec 2012 #11
SCVDem Nov 2012 #3
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #5
russspeakeasy Nov 2012 #6
Magoo48 Nov 2012 #7
Skittles Nov 2012 #8
7wo7rees Nov 2012 #9
loudsue Nov 2012 #10

Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:09 PM

1. Hat tip to the Rude One.

 

K&R

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:12 PM

2. Charles Payne is a tool

 

And human life means nothing to the profiteers. When people become so "grateful to have jobs" --jobs that are not only grossly underpaid but lethal-- then the proper moral reaction is for a labor movement to emerge.

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Response to GiaGiovanni (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:48 PM

4. Labor movement? I'd say crimnal proceedings are in order.

As well as organized armed rebellion.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:35 PM

11. Our tax dollars and academic brains have been used to protect the criminals from us

 

The entire electronic security apparatus which is allowing our every purchase and every action in life to be tracked was invented on our public dime through universities and publicly funded institutions like DARPA. The took our money, hid what they were doing, and have emerged with a level of control only dreamed about by emperors and dictators.

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:46 PM

3. What say you Mitt? nt

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 03:06 PM

5. Yup, recalling his days at GlobalTech in China where the workers were locked in...

When Mr. Romney remarked excitedly,

“And uh, as we were walking through this facility, seeing them work, the number of hours they worked per day, the pittance they earned, living in dormitories with uh, with little bathrooms at the end of maybe 10, 10 room, rooms. And the rooms they have 12 girls per room. Three bunk beds on top of each other. You’ve seen, you’ve seen them? (Oh…yeah, yeah!) And, and, and around this factory was a fence, a huge fence with barbed wire and guard towers. And, and, we said gosh! I can’t believe that you, you know, keep these girls in! They said, no, no, no. This is to keep other people from coming in. Because people want so badly to come work in this factory that we have to keep them out. Or they will just come in here and start working and, and try and get compensated. So we, this is to keep people out.”

Does Mr. Romney seriously believe that young men and women in China are racing to climb over fortress-like walls topped with barbed wire, just to get a poorly paid job at Global-Tech?

Or is it possible that the barbed wire and armed guards are meant to lock the Chinese workers in and strip them of their legal rights?


http://truth-out.org/news/item/11848-mitt-romney-invests-in-global-tech-sweatshop-in-china

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 03:16 PM

6. I can't decide if I am really pissed until I hear from Lurch.

Job creators my ass.

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:22 PM

7. Thanks for posting.

Sadly, for the "job creators" it's business as usual. I'm 64 and I have seen this tragedy played out over and over my entire life. Exploitation is fucking ugly.

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:51 PM

8. brutal

and SO deserved

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:06 PM

9. Nice to see some commentary with bite

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:16 PM

10. Ya know....it's time we totally revisit this whole idea of CAPITALISM.

There has to be a better way to build incentive into a system that isn't so brutal, deadly, grotesque, distorted....it's a fucking mess.

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