Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Wal-Mart IS the American Anti-Christ

As the main shopping day of the entire year is almost upon us, allow me to take this time to vent about one of the main issues we have working against the U.S.

I am very anti-Wal-Mart. I really believe that this one company is so damaging to the U.S. economy it's mind-boggling. When I co-owned the tech company, one of our clients was the largest of the 19 "marketing" companies that places products onto the shelves at Wal-Mart & Sam's Clubs. That being said, I know a lot of first hand info that most people wouldn't know.

For instance, every May - July more than 50% of the container ships coming from China are filled with cheap Chinese crap destined for the holiday buying season at Wal-Mart. Does America really need that much stuff at low prices? I think most of us have enough damn sense to realize we need to pay an extra .10 on a product if it will keep it American made and benefiting the U.S. economy.

Why should we be funding the Chinese financial growth and not our own? In many school districts they are making Mandarian a required language for study because of the belief that in 20 years, China will be our principal global partner.

Why the hell would we want a major business partner that doesn't even understand the key components of what makes a democratic nation? Why would we want to fund the growth of a country with a BILLION people when we need to focus on our 270+ million citizens?

If China can pull their head out and become more democratic and introduce the concept of Zero Population Growth (in other words, serously introduce some birth control !), then fine, we can work out a win/win situation. BUT, it has to be a WINNING situation for the U.S. also -- no more of this helping the poor disenfranchised at great expense to ourselves.

So as you are already comfortably situated before your monitor, take some time and visit the following links to see for yourself, why the madness that IS Wal-Mart needs to come to an end and how you can help.

1 comment:

Essor Nougier said...

I couldn't agree more. Still, I'm sure you can find many more such examples in the U.S.

And there's really nothing you can do, not in the short term, and maybe not in the 20 years it might take China to become the US's primary economic partner.