Auto Recall & Pretense

As the death toll rises, the attorney general in Arizona is suing GM for $3 billion, alleging the automaker defrauded consumers in its handling of recalls for a faulty ignition switch. . It was found that jarring the ignition switch could cause the switch to move from run to accessory position, killing power to power steering and air bags.
This issue may have lacked attention for decades.

General Motors Co. ordered a half-million replacement ignition switches almost two months before it alerted federal safety regulators to the problem. The parts order, not publicly disclosed by GM, and it’s timing could play a part in a Justice Department investigation.

So we have to ask ourselves if it is right to make it seem like all is well to others when we know it is not. Pretense is pretending with the intent of deceiving someone. It is like being on the phone and pretending to be talking to a customer when the boss walks by. In the case of GM the cost is much greater for the unwary.

Imagine living in a world where no one deceived another. People would be concerned that others know the truth. This sounds like genuine love for someone else. Would we want to live in a world like that? It would have a cost because we would have to be like that ourselves.

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