...That this cowardly act will smell above the earth. We must put away our tears, cry Havoc and let slip the dogs of war.
Slowly but surely, the seriousness of Volkswagen's folly is beginning to take a toll on it's stock price. This ain't over, not by a long shot.
But you must remember that the "broad acceptance of the deception" is the tip of the iceberg. It is the very type of "group rationalization" that ultimately CAN, WILL and DOES kill people if not corrected immediately. This type of "devious thinking" becomes a cancer. I wonder if there is a genetic element to it? And did it come from the "top-down" or was it accepted from "someone in engineering?" They really need to track it from its inception, to find out how and why it got as far as it did. They should bring in some top-flite sociologists and psychologists, because this would make not only an important piece of research, but a darn good book and a great movie.
Can you legally purchase a weapon?
People like this suffer from Class B Personality disorders. They have an abnormal "need" to be the center of attention, to be "admired," etc. They often make snap decisions if they feel it will "advance their status," either social and/or financial. They will lie and falsely accuse to achieve their goals.