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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

THE WRITING ON THE WAL-MART

Posted by the bekka

Get a clue, Wal-Mart. Your time is up and you know it. I mean, you are so malignant on so many levels: inhumane treatment of illegal alien workers, building on ancient burial grounds and in the shadow of ancient monuments, wiping out local businesses, relying on cheap foreign labor for your even cheaper products, selling firearms and artillery to minors, the list goes on.

So, if you're a business and you have these increasingly unsavory problems, what do you do? Try to fix it? Pay your workers decently? Give them healthcare? Apologize to the descendants of the people whose graves you bulldozed to build your stores?

No! Of course not! You never change your actual horrifying business practices - that's spineless liberal thinking.

What you do is launch a massive PR campaign to improve your consumer appeal! You've probably noticed the saccharine TV ads depicting how much everybody LOVES Wal-Mart: Blacks, Asians, Latinos, the elderly, Gen X-ers, 20-somethings, the Disabled, the Military, Veterans of the Military - everyone. Oh, except gays. Also, Wal-Mart will soon be hosting a media retreat to help promote the image that, in the words of CEO H. Lee Scott, "Wal-Mart is good for America."

Correction: Wal-Mart is good for your America.

Oy.

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