Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The American People Have Voted on the GM Bailout. The Answer is NO

One way to ascertain a person's intelligence is to examine how they simplify the seemingly complex.
If you read Richard Feynman's 1974 Caltech Commencement Address "Cargo Cult Science" you get a feel for how a superior mind works. Another example is a comment he made after serving on the Presidential Commission that investigated the space shuttle Challenger disaster:
"For a successful technology," Feynman concluded, "reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.
It is almost childlike in its simplicity.

Last night I heard our headline in the form of a comment (no link available but a tip o' the cap to the anonymous commenter).
The American people have already voted on whether GM should be saved, with their checkbooks.

Every time they bought a Toyota or Honda they voted against GM.
Every time they bought a Kia or Hyundai they voted against GM.
Every VW, Audi, Mercedes and BMW purchased in this country was a vote against GM.
Every Saab and Volvo sale said "NO".
As through the eyes of a child. No politics.
It's that simple.