Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Cash Cow of Indian Outsourcing

The Cash Cow of Indian Outsourcing
- Americans Must Demand a Moral Bailout-

“Our elites are imploding. Their fraud and corruption are slowly being exposed as the disparity between their words and our reality becomes wider and more apparent. The rage that is bubbling up across the country will have to be countered by the elite with less subtle forms of control. But unless we grasp the "societal play of forces that operates beneath the surface of political forms" we will be cursed with a more ruthless form of corporate power, one that does away with artifice and the seduction of a consumer society and instead wields power through naked repression.”
-Chris Hedges

Last week’s outrage over the AIG bonus scandal offered a few social engineering insights into what kind of corruption and corporate crimes the media will and will not promote. Note that while Arianna Huffington, Limbaugh AND Drudge feigned outrage over AIG, not a word was uttered on Obama’s amoral federal CIO appointment of Vivek Kundra, who either through sheer negligence or corruption knew nothing or everything about criminal dealings within his agency and yet was reinstated by Obama anyway:

“Nevermind that, aside from this economic depression when white collar American jobs are being handed over to cheap foreign labor outsourcing firms/H-1Bs, that a direct report to Vivek Kundra was arrested at the D.C. Office of the CTO on bribery and money laundering charges but today Obama has announced that he is reinstating Vivek Kundra.

JOBS and not THE ECONOMY. In other words, by keeping citizens perpetually focused on “The Economy”, the hope is to keep them distracted from the millions of American jobs being sold to Indians. But our moral collapse, as Hedges notes,“ is as terrifying, and as dangerous, as our economic collapse” and the U.S. media are feverishly gatekeeping the Cash Cow of Indian outsourcing as they too, seek fame and profit. As I've said before, "It's Not the Economy, Stupid. It's YOUR JOB!"

When was the last time the media went full-tilt-boogie on demanding that the Obama administration stop handing American jobs to Indians? While “ordinary” American citizens are plied with too much complex economic stimulus package information that they will never, ever understand, what’s not to get about our president and his greedy, hubris stuffed corporate advisory team handing over our jobs to the third world?

As I wrote less than one year ago when Bush was president, The Neo-Frat Boy Corporate State now embraced by Obama is actively dismantling our freedoms and destroying the lives of millions of U.S. citizens. While the Obama administration steps up its human slave trade commitment with India and pledges to kill off America’s white collar middle class, when do the plebes rise up and demand a new corporate code of conduct that puts Americans first?

Chris Hedges has written another excellent essay entitled America Is in Need of a Moral Bailout where he once again cites the sociopathy that defines corporate America and how we, the plebes, have idly stood by while these elites “have trashed our universities, turning them into vocational factories that produce corporate drones and chase after defense-related grants and funding.” And what do these elites do when they’re not contaminating the halls of higher learning? Why, they dabble in treating human beings as commodities on the slave trade auction block. Is it any wonder that the “moral nihilism” so prevalent in this country is idolized by the media whores who gatekeep corporate America’s sickening little Cash Cow Secret, Indian outsourcing? So where are the American journalists? Hedges writes:

“Our press, which should promote such intellectual and moral questioning, confuses bread and circus with news and refuses to give a voice to critics who challenge not this bonus payment or that bailout but the pernicious superstructure of the corporate state itself.”

But keeping silent on the Cash Cow of Indian outsourcing and killing off America’s white collar middle class is JOB ONE for the Obama administration and its gatekeeping media whores (some whom used to report and wrote a book on this fascist, ethnic American cleansing until getting a wh$f of the trough)…

Sshhh…The war on America’s educated middle class by the Tech lobby is supposed to be a secret…In this Computerworld article India Inc. gets White House meeting on H-1B Visas, Patrick Thibodeau reports that a “delegation from one of India's largest business groups visited Washington last week” and that this meeting would have gone entirely unreported here had it not been for reports in the Indian news media. Thibodeau notes the Obama administration’s vehement supporters of the amoral practice of treating human beings as commodities to trade like slaves on the auction block so that a few global elites can profit:

“The White House has given some signals that it might support an increase in the annual visa cap — primarily via the appointment of officials who have advocated cap increases in the past, such as Janet Napolitano, the former governor of Arizona and now secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. And in meeting with Summers, the delegation from India found itself with the White House organization that may be most likely to support an H-1B increase. One of the NEC's deputy directors is Diana Farrell, an Obama appointee who has been a strong supporter of offshore outsourcing. Prior to taking her job at the NEC, Farrell was a director at management consulting firm McKinsey & Co., which has argued in reports — some authored by Farrell — that offshore outsourcing creates savings that are reinvested by companies.”

One big, fat, fascist GroupThink Tank. The Great American Skilled Labor Shortage Myth has spawned another Great Lie: that Silicon Valley corporate executive management are the “best and brightest” when in fact, most of these cultish Groupthinkers enter beneath the golden ropes of corporate cultural nepotism, riding in through the backdoor with east coast investment bank credentials and/or with t$es to the beltway firmly in hand. These sociopaths hate educated Americans and want to lord over Indian workers here like rajas on elephants. Many Indian and Tech lobby venture capital backed start-ups list such banks as Citibank, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley etc. as investors, so it comes as no surprise that the GS crew (Paulson, Geithner, Summers etc.) are cozy with Obama’s venture capital advisors. These morally bankrupt elites advising Obama are all within bounds of their mutual admiration society of like-minded sociopathic technocrats or Neo-Frat Boy corporate fascists running this administration and destroying America’s white collar middle class. Add to this the fascist’s media playground, HuffPo, which is also a recipient of $25 million in venture capital to manipulate the masses and voila! Kool-Aid Stand Central to dispense “news” as the Diva of Dope buries any news of the American educated middle class holocaust. Instead, we read chatter about “racism” and “sacrifice.”

And about that quaint notion of “morality”? Hedges describes below how the American halls of higher learning have been systematically ridded of the smartest people in the room, being hijacked by corporate sociopaths and military power:

“And at Penn State, where I was located at the time, the university had joined itself at the hip with corporate and military power. Put differently, corporate and Pentagon money was now funding research projects and increasingly knowledge was being militarized in the service of developing weapons of destruction, surveillance and death. Couple this assault with the fact that faculty were becoming irrelevant as an oppositional force. Many disappeared into discourses that threatened no one, some simply were too scared to raise critical issues in their classrooms for fear of being fired, and many simply no longer had the conviction to uphold the university as a democratic public sphere."

Thibodeau’s article raises great concern for American citizens as he describes the powerful Indian Lobby:

“India's top IT trade group, the National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom), called the H-1B hiring restrictions set by Congress on financial services firms that receive federal bailout funds an issue of "extreme concern."

Animals without borders. Clearly, based upon the above, the Indian Lobby views their own citizens as animals without borders and fiercely wants educated Americans to be viewed on the same lowly, amoral plane as described by Nasscom. FTS! What the U.S. needs now more than ever is to demand a new social contract between corporations and America’s white collar professionals and to replace these sociopathic GroupThink Tanks and hateful, corrupt CEOs with a moral public trust.

As the Neo-Frat Boy fascists kill off America’s middle class, what are Americans doing about it? The real dopes are the ones on the Left who fall for all of this “sacrifice” and “hope” bs. In 1967, Theodor Adorno wrote an essay called "Education After Auschwitz." He argued that the moral corruption that made the Holocaust possible remained "largely unchanged" and that "the mechanisms that render people capable of such deeds" must be made visible.

Perhaps the greatest threat to restoring a social contract based upon civility and morality to American citizens are American citizens… who allow themselves the haughty distractions of faux-outrage over THE ECONOMY while ignoring the Cash Cow of Indian outsourcing as they laugh back at the faux-news tee-vee heads who used to (justifiably and hilariously) ridicule Bush. But now that the Neo-Frat Boys control Obama, these same haha newzers are dispensing saccharine laced, tee-vee Kool-Aid that screams “Americans don’t have a right to a job” (got that, Colbert and Stewart?) while their pals, the Neo-Frat Boys carry on with looting and shooting the American middle class.

Funny, ain’t it?



Citizen Carrie said...

I so agree that it's a great tragedy to have such a terrible decline in liberal arts graduates. GroupThink 101, 201, 301 and 401 are integral parts of university vocational training. There seems to be no appreciation that a desirable employee is one who has been educated so many parts of his or her brain have been stimulated, and not just a few parts. How can people possibly think outside the box or solve problems if their education has been so narrowly focused?

But, GroupThink vocational training does have its purpose, as graduates will be more willing to be led into the cattlecars to either be transported to their next assignments or to the unemployment office slaughterhouses. (Not to mention the instant image of cattle calls as people line up by the thousands at job fairs.)

2Truthy said...

"GroupThink 101, 201, 301 and 401 are integral parts of university vocational training."

That's just it: Not everybody is cut out for the intellectual rigors of higher education, yet the nation's high schools over the past generation have considered *everyone* potential college material. The high school Shop Class Set lost its cache and these students were instead funneled into colleges to major in exotic disciplines like Animal Husbandry or Basket Weaving. I'm all for bringing back vocational programs starting in high school to facilitate this group which deserves the freedom to study in a non-liberal arts environment that ideally suits each individual.

Sometime over the past 20+ years, the vocational training 'mindset' infiltrated the critical thinking curriculums of U.S. universities.

But the 411 *hottest major alert* on campuses of U.S. Top Ten universities these days is that everyone wants to major in guess what? ECONOMICS! -- since their parents are telling them NOT to major in the sciences like engineering or CS since the ECONOMICS majors will be able to take care of themselves by understanding how and who to screw/not to screw to make a living. And where is the social, collective outrage over this? At least guys like Hedges dare to raise the specter of a "moral bailout."

Hedges's sharp insight into the prevalent, anti-intellectual GroupThink that envelopes our increasingly Totalitarian political state which seeks to quash every last ounce of individuality is not something for this host of anti-intellectuals running corporate or political affairs.

Citizen Carrie said...

Economics? Really? That was considered to be the ultimate in dead-end career choices when I went to college. I can't imagine prospects these days are that much better. It's just that the alternatives have gotten that much worse.

2Truthy said...

Yep. Econ and Poly Sci as dual majors have drawn record numbers of students into overcrowded classrooms. Makes sense. This is a generation who has watched corporate and political crooks succeed in this country run by sociopaths.

Brian said...

One quick note - after the recent "crack downs" by the USCIS and the proposed new H-1B visa fees, I (fear and) kind-of get the feeling that our government is going to say "hey look, we took care of this H-1B visa problem, so now we will increase the H-1B visa cap"...

Does anybody else get that feeling ?

Also, why in the heck is the money from the new visa fees going to secure the order - that money shoud go toward putting Americans to work (through various means, such as more enforcement of the H-1B visa rules, retraining if needed US workers, setting up a system to make sure US workers are matched with job openings based on their skills, before hiring H-1B's). Why can't we use money from the military budget to provide greater US/Mexico border security ?

2Truthy said...


The ludicrous lie that those visa fees will do anything to "secure" the US/Mexican border shows how stupid, IMO, the left is when it comes to understanding the end goal. Congress should INSTEAD be legislating funding for a bureau that monitors every sociopathic corporation and crooked immigration firm and body shop that exploits human beings under the banner of labor and migration. Add another bureau (as you allude) that puts every last American back to work first.

These "crack downs" at the US/Mexican border are a cruel sideshow to placate a few racists (R/teabaggers) and reinforce wedgie ideologues without an economic clue about the skilled American worker shortage myth (D/fleabaggers)in their party's desperate voting recruiting efforts to KO th US middle class and expand a permanent feudal slave class of peasants.

You raise a good point about the intention of the bill and its after effects, and raising the H-1B visa cap would be the final nail in the coffin of America's educated middle class.

Conflating the two vastly different migration situations (our hard working agrarian neighbors in Mexico) with the flood of temporary so-called "skilled" visa seekers to rid the educated middle class of their jobs by lumping the visa application fee together with the US border bill is one sick, slick con job on US citizens.