Wal*Mart Scorns the Bangladeshis

December 10, 2013

Everyone knows that about 1,200 people died when the Rana Building collapsed in Bangladesh.

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Another 112 burned to death in the Tazreen factory fire. Another 1,800 were injured and/or hospitalized.

Well, Wal*mart exhibited proper scorn for the dead and injured workers when they refused to contribute a copper penny to the families of the dead and injured.

This is not about blame. This is about being a human being and having a conscience. Of course, Wal*Mart is not a human being, but a logo in the slave trade business.

Some European companies have recognized their “responsibility” to the Bangladeshi workers and have started a fund to help the victims of that deadly fire and building collapse.

They asked Wal*Mart to contribute. Wal*Mart refused.

Yes, Wal*Mart refused! Wal*Mart also suffered. They lost cheap labour – 20 cents per hour. They were suffering because of all that cheap labour crushed and burned to death. They were grieving so much, they had to run out of Bangladesh and rush into Cambodia? Thailand? Or some other country with cheap labour so as not to lose any business.

Those European companies are collecting money from all the companies who were in those buildings to help defray funeral expenses, hospital bills, rehabilitation for the injured and burn victims, and re-establishing displaced workers.

One sad line in one news story was that kids had to quit school and go to work to support family.

A protest in Utah against Wal-Mart

A protest in Utah against Wal-Mart (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wal*Mart refused to help, to contribute, to show their human side. One wonders what kind of people own Wal*Mart? What kind of people runs this empire? What kind of people can be so indifferent to human suffering when they contributed to that particular slave trade?

Wal*Mart contributed to the death of about 1,300 of its victims, and to the injuries and suffering of thousands more; but Wal*Mart can not contribute a penny to help ease these people’s daily and continuing misery and grief. There is no profit to be gained in helping helpless people.

Wal*Mart scorned the victims – dead and alive – of the Bangladeshi tragedies. They exploited, oppressed and cast in slavery the cheap labour they “employed”.

People think they get stuff cheap at Wal*Mart. But the stuff is not cheap. Their clothes and shoes have blood all over it. And some sweat and tears too. Ask those Bangladeshis – dead and alive.

English: simulated Wal-Mart logo

English: simulated Wal-Mart logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.



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