The national hail storm that Wal-mart ensures every time they select a location to build the next super center seems at time legendary. The American people, which at times can’t agree on anything, can band together to in one direction to stand against Wal-mart and their invasion of a community. Like discussed today in class, the citizens of Inglewood came together to repel Wal-marts attempt to enter the community. Is this constant battle against Wal-mart really fair? Do people really hate Wal-mart enough to disapprove the building of Wal-marts and Wal-mart Super Centers in communities across the United States? This appears to be a very gray area.
Wal-mart has become the face of corporate evil. A massive empire that is continually spreading from community to community across the United States, responsible for a numerous “mom and pop” shop murders. With a criminal record like this, why do people still go and shop there? It would appear that people’s ability to save a few dollars here and a few dollars there is more than enough of an incentive for people to easily forget the dark background of Wal-mart. People constantly shop at Wal-mart supporting the number one suspect in the destruction of countless communities. A good example of people’s zombie like support of Wal-mart would be any Wal-mart on black Friday, where numerous people wait in lines, sometimes for days, just to get a chance to purchase the latest and greatest Christmas gift. In some sad instances, people get caught in the hectic human stampede and are trampled to death. With a demand like this, why would Wal-mart change anything?
It seems that every time Wal-mart is able to battle through the community resentment and finally finish a Wal-mart people flock to this location for every type of good. How many of those people who originally opposed Wal-mart are now shopping at them finding the best prices in the area? It would be interesting to see how many people who do not like Wal-mart still shop there, supporting the empire that invaded their community. People seem to flock to Wal-mart Super Centers because it is a one stomp shop for everything that a person could need. People can find food, electronics, craft supplies, clothes, sports equipment, and automobile services. All of this and hair cuts, what else could people ask for?
If people were really serious about being opposed to Wal-mart then wouldn’t the reasonable thing be to not shop there any more? Find a substitute business for Wal-mart and shop there?
Even Family Guy has an opinion about Walmart…