Received in an email:
What is the truest definition of Globalization?
Just take Princess Diana’s death: An English princess, with an Egyptian boyfriend, crashes in a French tunnel riding in a German car with a Dutch engine driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scotch whiskey, followed closely by Italian Paparazzi on Japanese motorcycles. Then she was treated by an American doctor using Brazilian medicines.
This was sent to me by an American using Bill Gates’ Microsoft technology, which is developed and produced all over the world. You’re probably processing it on your computer run by Taiwanese microchips and viewing it on a Korean monitor assembled by Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant and transported by Indian lorry-drivers, hijacked by Indonesians, unloaded by Sicilian longshoremen, and trucked to you by Mexican illegals!
That, my friends, as McCain would say, is Globalization at work.
From Phil Proctor at Planet Proctor.com
I hate to type it, RS, but to use a too often used slang-is, almost sounds “cool.” (I guess I am my father. Slang makes me cringe at best.) Unless we add in how half of the workers are prisoners working for nothing, the rest are the impossibly poor… some of whom probably work 12 hour shifts… or more, and the boss and the pols fix it so that they spend as much as they earn for the “right to work…” I don’t think people will understand. Oh, and of course adding in that by being forced to buy such crap we are becoming them, would be crucial,
Not that they would listen. After all, Gossip Girl is on…