January 25, 2006
Hey! I think I said this yesterday.
On the home front, Fishman argues that critics are wrong when they say that Wal-Mart puts little people out of business. We (consumers) put little people out of business, he says. We vote with our wallets, and we're the ones who choose Wal-Mart over local stores. Wal-Mart, in that sense, is the ultimate model of democracy.
That's why leftists and big-government types hate Wal-Mart so much. Wal-Mart is just another example of why the unwashed masses should NOT be allowed to make their own choices. The unwashed have an annoying tendency to make the "wrong" choice (which is anything the left doesn't agree with) without proper guidance, and therefore government should tell the ignorant masses what to do. That's the textbook definition of "compassion" in the Leftist Handbook today.
Salmon in Chile are raised in packed underwater pens - as many as 1 million per farm - and fed prophylactic antibiotics to prevent disease. Here's a fact you'd rather not know: A million salmon produce the same amount of waste as 65,000 people. Combine that waste with unconsumed food and antibiotic residue, and you've got a toxic seabed.
See? Wal-Mart is DESTROYING THE OCEAN!!! THEY MUST BE STOPPED OR WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!! I doubt that closing every Wal-Mart store in the world would end salmon farming in Chile, but that fact is beside the point. Wal-Mart is a monster. Grab your pitchfork, light a torch and storm the castle before it's too late.
Just don't whine about the cost of salmon after you burn down the castle.
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