Wal*mart and Slave Labour

December 9, 2013

The Wal-Mart Empire exploits the poor and needy.

English: A black & white illustration of a Per...

English: A black & white illustration of a Persian slave in the Khanate of Kiva in the 19th century (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Friends: If you care about the poor and needy people around you, please don’t shop at Wal-Mart. If you are earning 7.25 per hour and you have a family of four, perhaps you can “afford” food, but what about clothes, education and health care for you family?

Yes, Wal-Mart sell poor quality cheap stuff, but they pay 20 cents per hour to people in places like Bangladesh to make those cheap stuff. At 20 cents per hour, for a 60 hour week, that is $12 per week, or $48 per month. This is slave labour and slave wages. One newspaper said it is $38 per month.

Wal-Mart exploits the poor in other countries and sell inferior quality cheap stuff to you, but still manage to hoard billions in profit every year.

English: Walmart headquarters in Bentonville, ...

English: Walmart headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yes, they sell stuff cheap, but look at how they treat their workers in the US? Wal-Mart is propagating and supporting modern slavery. They pay their American workers slave wages. Who can live on 7.25 per hour? Their employees do not get full-time – 40 hours per week – work, so they have no benefits, no sick time, no paid holidays.

Wal-Mart employees give up every holiday on the calendar including Thanksgiving and Christmas, because every day is a sales day.

Wal-Mart has taken slavery to a new low. Their form of lynching is to fire the poor or needy if they get sick or need a day for their kids or the doctor.

Yes, Wal-Mart sell stuff cheap, but they are exploiting the blood and sweat of poor and needy workers around the world and in the US to make their billions every year.

English: The Old Plantation, ca. 1790-1800. Wa...

English: The Old Plantation, ca. 1790-1800. Watercolor by unidentified artist. Original painting in Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Williamsburg, Virginia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My perpetual question is this: How much money can these billionaires take to heaven with them? God does not accept cash, gold, silver, mansions, minerals or oil. In God’s world, master and slave have the same trial, justice and reward or punishment. And if there is no God, then so far no one has enclosed cash, gold, silver, mansions, minerals or oil in his coffin.

Wal-Mart stocks – sorry employs – hundreds of thousands of people in the US and abroad. These people are poor and needy and they are grateful for 20 cents or 7.25 per hour. But they are also exploited, oppressed and slaves in the 21st Century!

In the past slaves used to get food, used clothing, a cow shed to sleep in, a good beating when they misbehaved, and a final lynching when they looked at the master’s women folks.


Slavery (Photo credit: Wolfram Burner)

Today at Walmart’s plantation, the slaves have the freedom to choose their poison. After all 20 cents or 7.25 per hour is better than starvation. But in the name of food, family and human decency, isn’t exploiting, oppressing, and enslaving people a punishable crime?

New Department opened at Wal-Mart: Slaves for sale. Cheap labour by the hour. Minority rights redefined. Develop plantation mentality. Free classes on exploitation, oppression, and slave trade. Call the heirs & board of directors to sign up.

Happy head hunting! Happy lynching! Happy shopping.


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