Evil in more ways than one.
Mind you, Walmart’s definition of ‘freedom’ is pretty similar to American’s definition of freedom … where you are free to say whatever you want as long as it falls in line with what the majority say or believe or are told to believe.
Just ask the Dixie Chicks.
Seriously, the media talk about China’s lack of freedoms but they should look in their own neighbourhood. Especially given the whole Edward Snowden thing.
I’m sure I’ve written about it before, but years ago I was invited to speak at a Walmart conference in front of a bunch of their employees.
I listened to them self-congratulate themselves for about an hour before I was invited on stage.
Like an idiot, my opening line went something like:
“Has anyone considered that China actually owns Walmart given you are so reliant on them to make the products that you can sell so cheaply?”
OK, it was a stupid thing to say, but being dragged off stage – literally within minutes – wasn’t that smart either.
And it was at that point I realised that Walmart is as much of a cult as Scientology. And just as dangerous to society.
Talking of dangerous to society [how about that for a segue] …
Given it’s Friday and we all know no one in advertising works on a Friday [or arguably any day], you might want to watch this documentary on what Walmart are really like, versus what they try and pretend they’re like.
It’s a scarier horror story than The Poltergeist.
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