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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Backs Against The Wall When the Revolution Comes Dept.

posted by on September 23 at 12:00 PM

This is an actual, real headline from the news today:

CEO murdered by mob of sacked Indian workers

Here are the first two paragraphs:

Corporate India is in shock after a mob of sacked workers bludgeoned to death the chief executive who had dismissed them from a factory in a suburb of Delhi.

Lalit Kishore Choudhary, 47, the head of the Indian operations of Graziano Transmissioni, an Italian-headquartered manufacturer of car parts, died of severe head wounds on Monday afternoon after being attacked by scores of laid-off employees, police said.

Things are getting bad.

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Finally, a populist solution.

Posted by Banna | September 23, 2008 12:05 PM

let's take this concept to Wall Street/Lehman Bros. etc

Posted by Bernacke | September 23, 2008 12:06 PM

No one said populism was pretty. History certainly bares that.

Posted by Nic | September 23, 2008 12:12 PM

He forgot to use his golden parachute to get the hell outta there.

Posted by inkweary | September 23, 2008 12:13 PM


Ex Seattlite living in Delhi..

I have first hand experience with the lack of competent security here in India, so it is no surprise they were able to get in and do what they did. They had been camped out for 2 months.

So, as for things "getting bad", mob justice is common here in India, and has been for decades--this is nothing new. For most Indians this is still a poor developing country, with the majority of its citizens not benefiting from the supposed high tech boom or seeing their standard of living, such as it is, go down.

Posted by Greetings From Delhi | September 23, 2008 12:17 PM

They got a little lost on the way to "Angry mob drags CEO to court, puts him in prison."

Posted by Greg | September 23, 2008 12:18 PM

"Things are getting bad".

Par for the course in India, if you ask me.

Indians don't need much of an excuse to riot. Living in India is like living in Springfield.

Posted by Rotten666 | September 23, 2008 12:19 PM

Hello Delhi!

I hate to tell you this, but the US has also become a poor developing country, with the majority of its citizens not benefiting from the supposed high tech boom or seeing their standard of living, such as it is, go down.

The only difference is the Indian restaurants here aren't as good.

Posted by The Artist Formerly Known As Sigourney Beaver | September 23, 2008 12:21 PM

Wow, mobs, cool. I will be sure to send my next $1000 investment to India. Maybe we can have mobs here. Who needs all this voting and shit. Look how great the mobs were in Weimar Germany, too.
Those factory owners, say they were losing money and stuff? And they couldn't keep that factory going and stuff? Well for that they deserve to fucking die. Well not the owners, they're probably sitting in Mumbai somewhere, or perhaps they are the Sloggers via 401Ks and stuff. Sloggers with stock in Indian companies don't deserve to die, they're so kul!!

Only tohe poor slob on the scene running the factory, he deserves to die. In fact he should be lynched!

Mobs r soooooo cool.

Another faux populist sitting in capitalist heaven with a belly full of food, a roof over his head, a college education and neato computers and internet that costs more than those poor Indian workers make in a month. I'm on their side, woo hoo!!!!!

Oh yeah also let's stop trade with India it's so unfair. Trade is sooooo bad. Those nasty Indian workers are exploiting us by working for so cheap. They should lose their jobs. When we put up trade barriers. We hate them. And we love them. Whatever we say, we r soooo cooooool.

Posted by PC | September 23, 2008 12:23 PM

FINALLY!!! Someone is standing up to those rich fucking bastards!! And stop whining about "class-warfare"! That is what the rich want you NOT to say!! Why? Because the last thing the rich in this country want is a class war. The rich don't want that....

Think about that and come join me in beating the shit out of some rich men and women in downtown Seattle !!!!!

Posted by Revolution FOREVER!!!! | September 23, 2008 12:27 PM

So when can I form a mob to kill government officials for wasting my money?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | September 23, 2008 12:30 PM

@10, The rich would be able to buy off enough people to prevent the uprising. Lord knows I'd rather defend a rich person who is only guilty of having more of what you value than attacking them.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | September 23, 2008 12:34 PM

I'd just like American CEOs to have at least a little fear that their corpse might swing from a lamppost someday when they contemplate ruining the lives of thousands - or millions - of people.

Posted by tsm | September 23, 2008 12:36 PM

i really really really want to hear charles' take on this.

Posted by jrrrl | September 23, 2008 12:49 PM

New rule: until you've actually killed a cop, or someone in government, or someone with money, or a Catholic, or a Protestant, or a Jew, or a gay dude, or a black dude, or whoever's responsible for everyone's problems today, shut the fuck up about how great it is some dude got beaten to death.

Note: having a bunch of agitprop docs in your Netflix queue doesn't count.

Posted by UnoriginalAndrew | September 23, 2008 12:57 PM

Are we sure this wasn't really a pack of pit bulls that did this?

Posted by I Wuv My Cutie-Wootie Doggie | September 23, 2008 1:22 PM

Keck and Savage immediately ran out to hire some bodyguards...

Posted by michael strangeways | September 23, 2008 1:28 PM

oh my gawd...

If I wasn't a neo-fight on the (waebon)web,

{hey, do I get credit for being innovative with a new term... DAEMON = WAEBON ?}

I'd check to see WHEN this happened...

as it is I am afraid...

[be very very afraid... the wabbit is very close ...shhhhh....] to check mutiple sources,

as "they" (those psychotic web checkers filtering out full time tort law fisa court block sweeps)might tap into and change the date or time....

The TIMES reports it is the 23rd on their web page, and The Stranger has the 23rd on it's web page.. "yet neither text in the story says what day the mob killed the CEO!!!"

Long LIVE luddites.

Posted by daniel | September 23, 2008 1:33 PM

Let's outsource the revolution!

Posted by Vince | September 23, 2008 3:10 PM

5 million ways to kill a CEO...

Posted by Jay | September 23, 2008 3:51 PM

@10 sounds like a troll. Except the part about class warfare. Really, the rich have been engaged in class warfare for a long time. What no one wants to admit is that when people get laid off en masse and savings and pensions disappear, some of those people or their families die as a result. No big surprise when its the other way around.

Posted by LMSW | September 23, 2008 7:24 PM

@8. The US is still a long way from being a poor developing country (a visit to an Indian slum would quickly erase that perception), although I agree it is on the way to becoming one if it doesn't change course rapidly.

And, on average the Indian restaurants are just as good in the US than in India. Just more variety here.

Posted by Greetings From Delhi | September 23, 2008 7:39 PM

We should make the CEO's families pay $1 for the bullets we use.

Posted by Will in Seattle | September 24, 2008 12:10 AM

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