Posted below is a video of Getzel Rubashkin, a son of Sholom M. Rubashkin and a grandson of Aaron Rubashkin. Getzel discusses his family's view of the Immigration raid and its aftermath.
As you watch this…
…remember that the US Government seized almost 100 fraudulent IDs, some attached to workers' documents, some found stacked on a desk in the Agriprocessors' Human Services department; that Agriprocessors received the largest fines ever in the history of Iowa workplace safety enforcement; that cild laborers as young as 13 were arrested during that raid; that its owners have repeatedly violated Humane Slaughter law, EPA regulations, and OSHA regulations; that Agriprocessors received 500 warning letters from the Social Security Administration telling the company that employee social security numbers did not match living Americans; etc.
And then ask yourself what type of sociopath can stand up in front of thousands of people (through television, of course) and lie about all of it.
That is exactly the Rubashkin pattern. Aaron does it. Moshe does it. Sholom M. does it. Getzel does it.
These people are sociopaths who truly believe they have done no wrong, even when caught red handed. In their minds, they are never guilty, and it is the Other – the press, the police, the EPA, OSHA, PETA, etc., who are truly to blame.
Can sociopaths like this be trusted to produce kosher meat?
I would say no.
That the OU, Wiessmandal, UMK, and so many other kosher supervisors and Orthodox rabbis disagree is as much a comment on the devaluing of truth in Orthodoxy as it is about the character of those rabbis.