We Are Sorry.
There were so many wonderful entries at this years Houston Art Car Parade but this one really made an impact on me and most people around me. People actually appreciated it and applauded. The black-shirted street walkers following the car handed out this printed tri-fold card as well. It’s worth taking a look at it.
Volkswagen was found guilty of manipulating the emissions software on their cars causing incorrect reporting of their diesel pollutants. That represents everything that I think is wrong with corrupt corporations and irresponsibility toward people and the atmosphere we all live in.
Volkswagen has been taking a very public position to admit their wrong by doing their public relations repair. But I have to admit, skeptical as many of us may be, this entry into the Art Car Parade made me pardon their crime and give them another chance.
Check it out. They mocked themselves by making their driver sit is a smoke filled car, made their ‘employees’ walk behind all that smoke’, and then put the entire company on an ‘Emmissions Anonymous’ 12-Step program. Take a minute to read 1 or 2 of their 12-Steps. They’re fabulous!
Like #8: List the persons we harmed and to whom we must make amends, including workers, communities, and environments we harmed.
And in their future goals section, they state that to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement they have to stop production of internal combustion engines by 2025! That’s a pretty big commitment!!
Anyhow, that was probably too long winded for a normal post about a Parade, but I am always on the side of people getting back on their feet after a fall and trying to do the right thing.
I will give them a reprieve and practice forgiveness towards a corporation trying to reform. Good job Volkswagen!