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Response to former9thward (Reply #113)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 03:57 PM

114. Apple says that you too hold a blacksmith's hammer in the brave new "global economy."

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/jan/22/apple-america-and-squeezed-middle-class/

The article itself makes a single statement is too simple and direct to be taken out of context:

"Apple executives believe there simply arenít enough U.S. workers with the skills the company needs or factories with sufficient speed and flexibility."

So by what insane leap of logic do you think these future robot jobs come back? Go on. TRY to argue this one...but you've already lost before you begin. The supply chain COMES here now, it DOESN'T go in the other direction with anything but food.

I started off thinking that this was merely a bad PR move on the part of Apple and a few people on DU with brand loyalty outweighing a sense of decency and fairness.

Then I read this article.

Flat out in black and white Apple DOES NOT SEE a future for itself in this country. Oh yes, they see customers all right but they have obviously detached themselves from any sort of a shared destiny or sense of shared responsibility.

Given foxconn I should have suspected as much, but I guess once again I find myself insufficiently cynical to deal with the actual reality on the ground.

At the end of the article, Jobs told the President that he isn't worried for this country and that while this country is "insanely great" we don't talk enough about solutions.

Mightly rich bullshit considering the President of the United States was minutes before fishing for a solution from him and got shot down in flames. And the statement about not being worried about the country can obviously can be read TWO ways with typical hipster irony.

Support your little logo all you wish, but keep in mind their own words agree with my conclusion that they are no longer an AMERICAN company and thus are unworthy of ANY of my sympathy.



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