He was a great guy, we’ll all miss him but not nearly as much as the bankers who benefitted most from his exploits in consumerism. The decline of American industry and Apple’s contribution to the dying illusion of a US Service Economy tends to be a subject seldom broached by those heaping top praise on the Wiz Kid oligarch today.
Jobs made overpriced machines using Chinese slave labour, people killed themselves at contracted assembly plants and he very obviously didn’t give a damn so long as the bottom line was met. His achievements in zany gadgetry were many though, lending credence to the accusation that he was responsible for a level of time-wasting never before witnessed in human civilisation. As cultural icon, Jobs will be remembered for his more useful gadgets and visionary zeal rather than his guileful business acumen.
But can the cult or Apple survive without the great man? Should an honest auditor ever get hold of Apple’s balance sheet and reveal how many dollars the company siphoned out of the USA to tax havens worldwide, grave-robbing and corpse abuse would surely follow. Achievement at the expense of one’s country and countrymen is globalist clusterfuck, Jobs was one of the bad guys gang-banging America by proxy. Chinese labourers didn’t fare any better;
Between January and November, 2010, eighteen Foxconn employees attempted suicide with fourteen deaths.The suicides drew media attention, and employment practices at Foxconn, a large contract manufacturer, were investigated by several of its customers. Foxconn is a major manufacturer catering to famous-name brands including Dell, Sony, Motorola, Apple, HP and Nokia.
The suicides prompted 20 Chinese universities to compile a report on Foxconn, which they decried as a labour camp.