Wednesday, August 5, 2009
#10 Detroit 3
No trip to Detroit is complete without a Ford Motor Company Factory tour. It takes about two hours and is worth the time. You can see workers as they assemble an automobile piece by piece. You can imagine what it must be like to spend an entire day doing the same thing over and over, week after week, month after month, year after year. It’s like watching human robots.
We saw the Ford F150 truck being built. The F150 is a “big ol’ truck” and is just what white American males want to feel big and strong. “Look out for me, I’m big and I’m strong in this big ol’ truck”. But times are a’changing. Big is no longer something Americans can afford. We will eventually have to downsize not only our trucks but our image of ourselves as well.