posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 03:09 AM
I live in a VERY rural town, literally in the middle of no where. The nearest city is a 2 hour drive. In the winter, it is impossible due to passes
closing for winter. But, we make our 2 hour trek to the city because I refuse to shop walmart.
Anyway, as long as I can remember, our little industrious town fared very well on local businesses, bakery, dress shop, hardware, tire store, and a
few mom and pop grocery stores. You name it, our little town had it. (OH how I miss the mom and pop grocery store. They don't even exist here
Then finally, here comes wal-hell knocking on our door, wanting to plop down their hypermart/supercenter, whatever you want to call it. And somehow,
some way, the majority of citizens in our county were woo'd and romanced by the thought of a large store that has everything! Many of us fought and
fought to keep them out. I don't know if anyone has ever seen one of the walmart attorneys work their magic in the court room. It's amazing. But
yes, the minority fought to keep them out but walmart eventually won.
We tried to tell everyone who was FOR them, that they would see every business shut down within a year. No one believed it. No one thought it could
happen. But oh did it ever. Some shut down less than or up to six months after Walmart's opening. Alot of long time families, or generational
families on their land had to pack it up, sell it and move because they no longer had jobs. Many businesses went bankrupt. Thanks to walmart.
All we have now is, a few small owned businesses, and the large eye sore, big box store sitting in the middle of my beloved mountain range.
The people wanted it, and they certainly got it, plus more. Now, I am by far NOT a racist person, but since they came here, soon came immigrants, then
came nothing but crime. No offense to anyone, but it's the truth and I will call them as I see them. We never had alot of crime before walmart came.
As far as I'm concerned, they ruined, just completely ruined our beautiful township.
As far as their being evil or satanic? lol I don't think they're aligned with Satan, but these people are definitely evil and cold hearted.
That's all I want to say about them.