“What’s good for General Motors is good for the country.”
A slight misquotation of Charles E. Wilson, G.M.’s president in the early 1950s.
I grew up hearing that slogan, and now General Motors has gone bankrupt. Things have sure changed since my childhood in the 1950's. What's ironic is that Mao Zedong may have made the most accurate prediction when he called the United States a "paper tiger."
Today, the Chinese economy is healthier than the American. Production is the key, and the United States farms out its production to countries with lower wages. The result is serious unemployment, lowered spending and yes, that takes us back to General Motors.
I wish our Israeli politicians would heed Mao's warning. It's so embarrassing, demeaning to see Bibi Netanyahu and other government officials trying to get young Barack Obama's approval. America is falling apart, and Israelis just don't get it. They don't understand.
We don't need U.S. approval for anything. If we stand tall, straight and independent, the Americans will respect us. They won't oppose us. But we must unite as a truly independent, self-sufficient country. It's up to us.