There’s much better ways to make change with these companies. I like the shareholder approach. They don’t like it when their bottom lins is challenged.
before being rudely interrupted by a meatshield I had tried to open a discussion into what makes the communities who rely on WalMart run. Low wage jobs, government assistance, no schooling, a day-ahead-of-the-hounds mentality, lack of choices (we have all seen and understood that what - decades now?). They will go to the closest, cheapest place to shop, and have no consciousness re: quality/durability of product, potential alternatives etc. Everything in their lives is extremely immediate - from satisfying need, to gratification. Everything quite ephemeral. Many of them being rural or ruralish, are Republican - that in spite of their dependence on Democratic championed programs. The armor of the system is quite sturdy - they are less inclined to protest and community action. It seems to me that replacing an SSI check with education and useful work would yield more than a boycott. These people are lacking in self worth - so those are the issues to address first, not imagining they will shut down the one store available to them that’s in their range of travel, and budget.
I don’t expect anyone to protest their own self interests but I don’t think people often know what their best interest is until it’s too late.
Well - case in point.
I see Spoon is about to be oppositional - do his meatshield thang. I got more important things to do.
WalMart - and the communities they serve?
Before copping a 'tude about it, you really should consider that what drives Walmart dominated communities is actually not the same topic as “How Amazon is screwing the USA.”
Perhaps if you started a new thread without any ad hom trolls in the OP, about your preferred subject, you might get the conversation you claim to seek.
I’ll tell you - Walmart fucks over communities.
Are he and I not conversing?
Would you like to see me use the entire moderator’s toolbox on this thread?
I suppose you are, if you skip over the butthurt callouts.
I did not introduce WalMart into the thread - Lotus did not object, but as I mentioned - her loyal meatshield is just being oppositional and embarrassing himself further. I hope he receives the reward he craves.
And the callouts on the butthurt callouts.
If it makes you feel powerful, in charge, useful. It’s all you’ll have to do to make you feel good about you today. Clearly intelligent discourse is beyond you - so slash away, meatshield.
Thanks for the reminder. So do I.
I don’t now about Spoon, but I feel really goof about me today!
…be off then.
I suppose I could say that was beneath you - but it wasn’t.
This thread needs a group hug.
If at first your troll doesn’t succeed, try, try again! Of course, we know you always do!