WALMART IS NOT THE ANTICHRIST…

Neither is anyone at the company, past or present, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin or George W. Bush. Walmart is well, just Walmart, and that is bad enough. Part of the curse of marketing is that everything must be über good or über bad.

So when John Ruberry blogs about Faux News actually allowing David Nelson to refer to Walmart as The Antichrist, I understand his point.

But, of course, Walmart is real while The Antichrist is a mythical figure. Walmart actually does damage the economy with its cheap plastic crap from China, while The Antichrist is simply a boogieman used to scare the feeble minded into behaving.

I did like how Ruberry, a member of the Pajama Media network, manages without irony to write:

The first rule of capitalism is that businesses are supposed to fail.

But they’ll alway have The Antichrist’s own liberal MSM to blame.

Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

7 Responses to “WALMART IS NOT THE ANTICHRIST…”

  1. John Ruberry says:

    As far a most businesses failing, in the Chicago area, the biggest discount stores in the Chicago area in the early 1970s were Goldblatt’s (gone), Zayre (gone), and K-Mart (struggling). K-Mart helped push that pair out of business. Venture came a little later. It’s gone. Electronics? Fretter, Highland, Circuit City…all gone now.

    Montgomery Ward, Woolworth’s. Gone. A&P? A shell of its former self.

    Do you remember the mall-chase scene in the movie The Blues Brothers? It was filmed in the then-recently closed Dixie Square Mall in Harvey, IL. Yeah, it was a closed mall, but almost all the businesses Jake and Elwood drove through, and these were Chicago mainstays, have been gone for years.

    As with life, it is with business, particularly retail. Extinction is inevitible.

    • Jeff Hess says:

      Shalom John,

      As a journalist I interviewed and wrote about thousands of business people. Within that universe I met people who started, grew and destroyed companies. The most common theme of failure I encountered was one of belief in the capitalist myth of sustainable growth.

      Even when a company is able to successfully crowed out and kill off competition, it must inevitably reach the point where it dies in its own poisons.

      I just don’t see that as a good model for any society.

      B’shalom,

      Jeff

  2. UncleBob says:

    “Neither is anyone at the company, past or present, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin or George W. Bush.”

    You forgot Obama… is this your way of admitting he IS the anti-Christ? :)

  3. [...] WALMART IS NOT THE ANTICHRIST… Neither is anyone at the company, past or present, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin or George W. Bush. Walmart is well, just Walmart, and that is bad enough. Part of the curse of marketing is that everything must be über good or über bad. Keep reading… [...]

  4. ryan says:

    Wal-Mart is a macro-pathology of obsessive compulsive behavior.
    Wal-Mart is a terminal cancer of euphoric tumors.

  5. Jeff Hess says:

    Shalom Ryan,

    Walmart is simply the largest, most in-our-faces example of all that is wrong with corporations which are, by design, intended to provide institutional cover for the actions of humans. The pathology is systemic and inherent in an economic model that enhances the worst in people.

    B’shalom,

    Jeff

Leave a Reply

*
To prove you're a person (not a spam script), type the security word shown in the picture. Click on the picture to hear an audio file of the word.
Anti-spam image