Today marks 100 years since Boeing was incorporated on July 15th, 1916 in Seattle, Washington. That would be something significant to celebrate for any ethical company in the world. Sadly, that is not the case in Boeing's situation, with Boeing long being run by a corrupt cabal of management that continues to engage in various fraudulent business practices that have cost at least 750 lives so far, with many more deaths and injuries undoubtedly to come via that quality assurance fraud documented on this website.
Add to that fraud (that I witnessed for almost ten years as an inspector at Boeing) the vast network of fraud that I also witnessed after Boeing as an inspector, and there is even less reason to celebrate Boeing's Centennial.
And also add to those frauds the many other ways Boeing management has intentionally defrauded its employees, our environment, other companies, states, and all levels of our federal government, including our military, and this date is no longer anything worthy of celebrating by anyone except by the corrupt management of Boeing for mostly getting away with their copious fraud schemes as noted on this website and thereby enriching themselves.
Sadly, no one else has any reason to celebrate the longevity of the various frauds Boeing has engaged in and continues to engage in, unless they are capable of the extreme cognitive dissonance that would allow them to do so.
Of course, the employees at Boeing who do an honest days work and do not advance their management's many frauds have reason to celebrate their years of doing so. However, that would have nothing to do with the Centennial of the fraudulent enterprise they do that good work for. Many such workers do exist at Boeing, however many would be surprised at just how many Boeing workers are aware of the various frauds engaged in by Boeing and its suppliers, from the massive rollerstamping fraud that makes quality and safety assurance at Boeing a joke, to the various schemes to overcharge governments and other customers, to the methods used to bribe government officials to look the other way and make decisions favorable to Boeing.
Until the current parasitic cabal that runs Boeing is totally replaced with ethical and hopefully more competent management, each additional year of existence of the company under that management should be mourned, not celebrated. For if the fraud obsessed management currently in place at Boeing is not replaced, the only other acceptable alternative for the flying public, troops, and taxpayers would be for the company to die and cede the marketplace to ethical companies that do not rely on fraud to succeed in the marketplace as Boeing does.
However, Boeing's corrupt management will no doubt still celebrate Boeing's 100 years of building something worse than required in order to defraud their customers and illegally line their pockets.
So, sadly, Boeing's Centennial of fraud and corruption is nothing to celebrate at all, less those managers--just the opposite.
The Last Inspector