June 3, 2009

Hope for a Change of Name

Hatched by Dafydd

I don't think General Motors should keep its name, now that it has been gobbled up by Barack H. Obama. In the first place, the brand is tarnished. Second, everybody is going to start calling it "Government Motors" (same initials and all), and the mockery would be too rich.

Third, I really think, in due deference to history, that the car company should pay homage to the greatest era of Socialism in all of human history, as well as to the work of fiction that most aptly describes the glorious future that awaits an automobile company run by the federal government and the United Auto Workers union.

Therefore, I would like to suggest that GM change its name to the Twentieth Century Motor Car Company, à la the wonderful (and lengthy) section of Ayn Rand's seminal work Atlas Shrugged. In the subplot, the young (liberal, childish) heirs of the company decide to turn it into a model of Socialism, Marxism, and altruism; they essentially give over control of the company to the workers, allowing them to set their own salaries, vacation time, work schedules, and so forth.

With predictable results.

I'm sure the new name will fit General Motors like O.J.'s glove; GM's future corporate arc is the perfect real-life analog to the events of the novel.

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, June 3, 2009, at the time of 10:10 AM

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The following hissed in response by: AD

Why don't they just cut to the chase and rename themselves American Leyland?
The result will be the same.

The above hissed in response by: AD [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 3, 2009 1:05 PM

The following hissed in response by: Geoman


How about Unicorn Alliance Windpower Motors (UAW Motors)?

The above hissed in response by: Geoman [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 5, 2009 10:06 AM

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