March 8, 2021

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DicKtionary – C is for Car – Henry Ford

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50 thoughts on “DicKtionary – C is for Car – Henry Ford

  1. How about James S. Jameson, the heir of John Jameson who started a whisky company? James was accused around 2017 to 2018 by various tabloids and also someone at the New York Times of buying a child and feeding her to cannibals so he could draw the act in his diary. Spoiler: I went to the trouble of flipping through the diary and there are no pictures of little girls or cannibals. It wasn't really a relief expedition — mostly about territory, so James might still have been something of a dick:

    The story of the rear column of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition
    https://archive.org/details/storyofrearcolum00jame/mode/2up

  2. How about doing a program on the Marquis De Sade. It would certainly be interesting. If he turns out to be a dick, it's consistent in his line of pursuit.

  3. If I recall correctly, Ford was also listed as one of the potential co-conspirators (along with quite dick-ish JP Morgan and Charles DuPont) of the Business Plot of 1933, which is a suspected effort by leading businessmen to stage what amounted to a fascist coup against Franklin Roosevelt.

  4. Pope Pius XII, as well as denying the holocaust was happening, he (before he became pope) made is possible for Hitler to have dictatorial power just for a Reich concordat, before then, he added to the tensions that led to WWI, and denied his sister fruit juice as a kid – what a dick

  5. That's a very lovely guitar on the wall, I'm not sure what the video was about but that is a very lovely guitar on the wall. It's a shame people kept standing in front of it.
    It is a lovely guitar.😍

  6. Volkswagen Beetle wasn't inspired by Ford. It was copy of Czechoslovak pre-WWII car TATRA 97. Hitler saw Tatra, liked it and asked Porsche to make something like that for Germans. Porsche was friend of TATRA's main designer and was in time pressure, so he more or less copied the T97. Tatra sued Volkswagen, but Hitler said he will take care of it. Soon he invaded Czechoslovakia. Problem solved. After WWII the process was renewed and Volkswagen had to pay TATRA. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatra_97

  7. While there's ample evidence without it, there seems to be – as I've noticed elsewhere on occasion – a big emphasis placed on the Protocols and what role it plays in these people's lives. Can you (this is for Indy) show me where they have been "debunked"? What does it mean to be "debunked" in this case? Does it mean that the 'Zion' elders referred to are supposedly Semites? (Or Jews, as common parlance would have it.) If the descriptions used within the work have panned out and occurred in history, is it possible the group is being misidentified and the reaction against Semites simply misplaced, pointed in the wrong direction or maybe over too broad a group? We abhor anyone who castigates any ethnicity or demographic and rightly so, but any would-be student of history (particularly this history) who isn't familiar with what Benjamin Freedman, Myron Fagan (or Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, a noted proto-Semite for that matter) have to say is sadly showing themselves not to be a critical thinker or a true student of history. Anytime a book is automatically prefaced as having been debunked, before it's even read, it's all the more reason to read it and analyze the message before being prejudiced to its author(s). I found the 'Protocols' to be a fairly accurate assessment of what has actually occurred over the history in question; it can be seen to be a handbook/manual of a cabal within the core of the power-elite. The problem appears to lie with exactly WHO constitutes these 'elders', and as a result, the ignorance has led to racial prejudice against Jewish people. The best way to fight back against that racism is to haul the book into the light and examine it to find out who the real identities are of the authors… after which we may be able to reassess Henry Ford's misplaced prejudices.

  8. Great show as always. One thing: Ford did indeed have a more dickery on an industrial scale which you missed, Indy. It was his rubber plantations in Brazil. In the 1910-20 years, hundreds of Native Brazilians were enslaved on these plantations (not all owned by Ford) as Robert Casement exposed. Later in the late 1920’s Ford pushed to have a monopoly on Brazil rubber production and created a “worker utopia” called Fordlandia, which eventually collapsed after doing great environmental harm. So add another dick point!

  9. Like the standing/gesture-object presentation man,, this IS A PERFECT format for adults and ESPECIALLY kids,, because you OBVIOUSLY ENJOY the act of teaching… and that communicates instantly…

  10. Chevy rules…Ford endorsed Nazi evil.
    Junk cars..
    Handed out thousands of copies of" Protocols of elders of Zion" lies..
    I am a Jew and no one in my family is a "banker" or " commie"..
    Ford is vile filthy animal.
    He helped prevent America block saving any Jews from Holocaust!
    Buy Chevy or Chrysler.

  11. I still think that, despite his flaws, Ford was a major net positive for the US and the world. While Ford was anti-Semitic for most of his life, he likely repented of it later on. You forgot to mention that he alone employed black workers at his factories in and around Detroit, long before other automakers even considered it. You mentioned the increased wages and the 40-hour work week, but didn't mention his preservation of Americana (many historical artifacts might have been lost if not for Greenfield village), his advancements in plastics (including his work with George Washington Carver), and the creation of the Ford Foundation, which, while it has done things which are sometimes controversial, has generally worked for world peace and to end diseases such as AIDS.

    Of course, without Ford, the current economy of the world as we know it would be impossible, as he proved the effectiveness of assembly-line methods and drastically lowered the price of cars. This was followed by almost every other good made today which can be made on an assembly line, putting goods within affordability range for more and more people. He created a system of mass employment which helped create the (now suffering) blue collar middle class in the USA. He didn't like unions, but he treated his workers well enough that unions weren't particularly useful for Ford workers until the Great Depression, which is when things got violent after poor economic conditions beyond his control forced him to lay off many workers and cut back hours and wages.

    Now, the POWs used as slave labor in the Ford-Werke factory in Germany is a big stain, but Ford himself wasn't really in control of things by 1939, when this started to become an issue. He had suffered a series of strokes by the late 30s and wasn't really in charge. It is hard for me to hold it against him when he wasn't physically able to call the shots. Charles Sorensen and Henry Bennett bear the blame for the sins of the company from about 1938 onward. Look them up. If anything, the biggest stain on Ford's record is his antisemitism, which was coupled with his fear of what he saw as "impure" parts of American society: drinking, Jazz music, big cities, big financiers. He didn't even deposit the Ford Motor Company's money in a bank at first; he had it all in a big vault. This doesn't excuse his antisemitism, but it does make it more understandable. There's nothing wrong with clean, sober living, but his attempts to enforce it on his workers (the Ford sociological department was way too intrusive) and extol what he thought it required (getting rid of any Jewish influence in the US) went way too far.

    He also hated that Edsel was more a fan of cities, drinking, and other "impure" things. I don't think that he blamed the Jews for "corrupting" his son, but it really does look more like the attitude of a simple country boy who grew disgusted by perceived filth and a simple (if naive and stupid) desire to pin in on one group of people who tended to live in major cities and were over-represented in the class of financial "pencil pushers" he so despised. He liked people who produced physical goods with their hands, even as he (ironically) helped to end old craftsman manufacturing. I guess he also should have known that Jews were major players (at the time) in textiles and (to this day) in jewelry, but that's a story for another time.

    All that said, we need to ask ourselves if major employers today are much better. People can still be fired for "impure" tweets, certain lifestyles are still frowned upon by employers (just try to show up to an office job with blue-dyed hair, visible tattooed arms and nose piercings), and instead of paying good wages as a matter of practice, the tendency is to lower wages as much as possible.

  12. and btw, these historical docu's are what make me pay for utoob premee…. really wonderful and extraordinary work, and I am very grateful, would love to see you guys publish 20th history texts for 21st century American high school education. this is one of the few positive out growths of the internet in my life…

  13. well, shit, I'm not anti-semitic, but I did own a few Ford pick ups, in my sweet (short) life…, oh yeah, and a wreck of a 64' Ford Falcon now that I think about it… 4 door, 3 speed on the column, army green, actually drove into a ditch and left it, c. 1981.. so… uh… where were we? I mention to every millenial who lives by smart phone… I hate (the now beloved feminine) use of "um" in a sentence… anyway, gotta go…

  14. He ran as a pro peace Democrat but he was a racist so he was right winged? How is that? His anti-union feels? That sounds more like a guy who wants to keep the economic and social control in his pocket, which is neither a left or right problem. He strikes me as a winger who happened to be a racist, which is not unheard of. Widow Wilson was exactly that.

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