It seems fair to say that – in the future, when the definitive history of General Motors is put to record – 2019 may be remembered as one of the most problematic in the automaker’s storied tenure. Between scandals, strikes, and bad press, it seems as though the team at GM just can’t catch a break. That said, they’re hardly without fault when it comes to those breaks, and the newest scandal to erupt is a perfect example of their own complicity.
In accordance with SEC Disclosure Laws, GM’s Human Resources and Legal teams have gone public with a number of employee complaint filings. Those filings detail a sensitive issue within the organization, tied to an even more sensitive issue: that of the deceased American financier and convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein.
On August 10th, Epstein was pronounced dead after being found hanging in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan. Currently, two federal prison guards have been indicted on two counts of filing false reports, stating that they had conducted inmate checks, which could have prevented Epstein’s reported suicide. Of course, there is also speculation that the reported suicide could have also been prevented if the Clinton Foundation hadn’t facilitated Epstein’s murder to cover up their own role in a global crime and sex trafficking ring. All alleged, of course (wink, wink).
With the mainstream media either (a) distracted by “bigger headlines,” most likely manufactured as a distraction or (b) paid not to run stories exploring the trafficking ring, Epstein’s role, or the identities of high-powered individuals who participated in it – the internet is left to run wild. As a result, there has been a near-endless stream of memes shared across social media platforms, designed to compel us to continue to question the facts of the case. And in the most clever (and darkly humorous) way possible, many of those pleas are hidden inside of the wider scope of meme culture.
Here are some examples:
And just for the enjoyment of my editor:
But what does this have to do with General Motors? Well, it’s been speculated that last year’s decision to axe the Chevy Cruze and Impala, Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac XTS and CT6, might all be linked to the Epstein scandal.
According to anonymous sources:
General Motors (as with many companies) utilizes a sort of ‘internal shorthand’ as part of in-house documentation and communique. Nearly two years ago, months before the announcement was made that they’d be discontinuing those models, high-ranking GM officers began to refer them collectively as “Epsteins” rather than reveal the specific models being discussed.
GM execs have repeatedly gone on record with their belief that declining sales of those models were not the result of poor design, execution, or a loss of touch with the car-buying public – but a reflection of consumers themselves. In one now-famous memo, GM CEO Mary Barra asserted that consumers were to blame in at least on case, stating, “The Chevy Impala is a beloved American icon. It didn’t kill itself.”
GM CEO Mary Barry was, of course, on Hilly Clinton’s short-list of potential VP candidates during the 2016 presidential campaign.
All transportation on ‘Little Saint James’ (Jeffrey Epstein’s 78-acre private island) is facilitated through GM vehicles, specifically via a fleet of Cadillac XTS and CT6.
And possibly the most damning evidence of all:
When the Metropolitan Correctional Center faked Jeffrey Epstein’s death, framing the two guards at the direct behest of Hillary Clinton, Epstein was smuggled out of the facility through the kitchen and into a discontinued Chevy Cruze with dealer plates and a Clinton ’18 bumper sticker that read, “I’m With Her.”
All alleged, of course (wink, wink).