28 July 2005

Indonesia, a little late

I got Get Your War On for my b-day (thanks!) and was struck by one particular piece of wonderfully bad taste. Thus:

get your exx on

The last panel. Wow. LaborRights.org has a summary of the background information. Now, you gotta tell me, who in the hands-off-business and the-invisible-hand-will-balance-everything camps can accept the freewheeling immorality of American corporations taking advantage of a foreign country's permissive views of human rights to help bolster that company's stock price? After reading the LaborRights.org summary (please correct it if it's wrong), the phrase fill[ing] up your gas tank with the bones of killed and raped people in order to make your car run doesn't seem so outlandishly sardonic.

That's kinda bad.

[ posted by sstrader on 28 July 2005 at 9:35:13 PM in Politics ]