Saturday, January 14, 2012

we need to share more, y'all

Watching a documentary about Wal-Mart in all its evil glory. One of the largest corporations in the United States of America, Wal-Mart is either a godsend or a curse from hell. As for me, I love walking in Wal-Mart. Aisles and aisles of items you can trade your good dollar for in exchange for an "improved" life.

The documentary starts off with a man, presumably the CEO of Wal-Mart, giving a speech about how Wal-Mart is an evolutionary company that cares for its employees and offers low prices for the benefits of their followers customers, providing opportunities for lower income families to buy the bare necessities for less than a dollar.

But do we think about what really goes on? No, unless you work at Wal-Mart or you know someone who works in Wal-Mart, you wouldn't be exposed to the lack of ethics in this looming corporate giant. Severely unpaid employees and the closures of generations-old mom and pop shops. As the people who are at the top get richer and richer, its hardest working employees work so hard to get by.Slowly but surely, the United States is turning into a colorful playground of supercenters. Yep. The obese version of supermarkets has arrived -- supercenters now.

You know there's a problem when your corporation earns billions and billions of blood, sweat and tears and you only donate 1% back into improving other people's lives -- as you are apparently so eager to do. One part out of a hundred, is that how much you think the ratio should be? What a materialistic world we are living in. Way back in the day, we used to help each other succeed. Why is it that now, we are so greedy and unwilling to share?

Regardless of all this, I am a hypocrite in this case, and although I am aware of it, I would still shop in Wal-Mart. As always, I am on the guilty side.
To anyone who wonders if a modern day devil exists, he does, and his name is Wal-Mart.

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