Have You Ever Shopped at Walmart? Then You're Suporting Socialism.

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posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 02:26 AM
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Walmart advertises quantity over quality. This is such a basic premise of socialism it is amazing that so many miss it. Socialism dictates that it doesn't matter what the quality of items are, only that the prices are equal enough to let every class to be able to buy. The opposite of this is buying for quality, which means seeking out small businesses that emphasize the quality of their goods, not the quantity/price ratio. Who told you that socialism is anything else but this? What do those spokespeople have to gain from you believing otherwise? The only people that gain from you believing that every other way to buy things except by how cheap they are is the wrong way, are those that are beholden to the quantity-over-quality corporate entities. Go ahead, make their day. Go grab that big sale item and feed the $1.50 per hour worker in Vietnam who is making it possible for you to practice socialism with your pocketbook. But don't fool yourself into thinking you are being patriotic when you buy a cheap alarm clock because it's on sale. You are practicing socialism at its most fundamental level.
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posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 02:32 AM
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Don't use words you do not know the meaning of.

These two links will get you started

www.merriam-webster.com...

officiallyscrewed.com...



posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 02:36 AM
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Wal-mart is an example of free-market capitalism. Goods are provided at a competitive price.

Your premise is ridiculous.



posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 02:43 AM
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Why does Wal-mart thrive?

Because people only care about themselves.

Because humans are selfish

Because we keep shopping there


All caps title...poor form.



posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 02:45 AM
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Complete and utter nonsense!!!


I don't even know where to start, everything you wrote is just poppycock and shows you have no idea what Socialism is.


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posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 02:46 AM
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It's like the McCarthy was still in office or something. The amount of disinformation, lies and idiocy spread about socialism by Americans is incredible. If someone's politics are different from socialism, fine. If someone is to the right of the political spectrum, fine.

But what is it with Americans* who are vocal enough and opinionated enough to want to talk politics on the internet that they just don't have a clue about the very thing that is motivating them enough to start bawling on the internet.


*I single out Americans here simply because the vast majority of people I see crying about 'socialisticisms' are usually American.



posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 02:47 AM
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You should be arguing with the HypoChristians who shop there while they belittle sinners who have children out of wedlock and step over the homeless to buy the latest Chinese slave workers' goods..

Most of us shop there because we can't afford to shop anywhere else.



posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 02:47 AM
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I recently bought some shampoo and conditioner there which were on sale half price on Black Friday. How does this support your false premise?

Btw, my hair and scalp couldn't feel and smell any better, hooorah!



posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 02:48 AM
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Originally posted by Mrgone
Why does Wal-mart thrive?

Because people only care about themselves.

Because humans are selfish

Because we keep shopping there


All caps title...poor form.


What in the world are you talking about? People shop at Wal-mart because people pay attention to what they are getting for what they pay.

If I can buy a toaster for 10 bucks at Wal-mart, why should I go to store XYZ and pay twice as much?

I understand alternative sociological theories, but can we try just a little harder to not be completely brain-dead?

Is there a full moon? Because more and more people seem to have their heads up their asses lately...
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posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 02:52 AM
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I recently bought some shampoo and conditioner there which were on sale half price on Black Friday.

Btw, my hair and scalp couldn't feel and smell any better


Read the ingredients and do 5 minutes of research. I bet it could feel a lot better.

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posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 02:56 AM
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How did "competitive prices" replace the original function of capitalism: competitive quality? It used to be who had the best product. Now it's who has the best going-going-gone sale. What is going-going-gone in that transaction is what capitalism was supposed to generate in the first place: QUALITY.
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posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 03:01 AM
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Originally posted by JibbyJedi
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I recently bought some shampoo and conditioner there which were on sale half price on Black Friday.

Btw, my hair and scalp couldn't feel and smell any better


Read the ingredients and do 5 minutes of research. I bet it could feel a lot better.

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The shampoo and conditioner brand is: "Down Under Natural's" hypoallergenic, and 95% biodegradeable, never tested on animals, and yes, it is MADE IN CANADA!!!



Btw, I do my reading before I go and shop. Like I said, I try to stay away from anything made in China too.
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posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 03:04 AM
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Originally posted by alumnathe
How did "competitive prices" replace the original function of capitalism: competitive quality? It used to be who had the best product. Now it's who has the best going-going-gone sale. What is going-going-gone in that transaction is what capitalism was supposed to generate in the first place: QUALITY.
edit on 25-11-2012 by alumnathe because: grammar matters


If it did not generate adequate quality, it would not be successful.

As we know, it is a successful business. Therefore, it generates adequate quality for the prices charged. What don't you get?

I do not advocate socialism, but you have absolutely no valid argument for what you are purporting. It sounds like illogical gibberish that has not been cerebrally processed appropriately.

Are you an ex-Wal-mart employee? What is your deal? Or should we all pay more for things because you hate that a store provides things cheaper due to the simple principle of mass production?

I swear, have a clue what the hell you're babbling about before you open your halitosis projector.



posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 03:12 AM
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Shopping at Walmart has become a necessity for millions of people because of government intervention into the markets eliminating fair competition, and high paid lobbyist collecting politicians in their pockets, forcing small business out and sending manufacturing over seas.

Finding the best deal is not supporting socialism boycotting Walmart will not solve the underlying problem of government intervention. Some other company would provide cheap Chinese goods to sell and buy up a pocket full of politicians to eliminate their competition. I agree that one should buy American as much a possible however that is just not possible for millions... Place the blame where it belongs on politicians who have sold out America for the almighty buck not on people struggling to feed and clothe their families who have little if any control over these things anymore.

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posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 03:34 AM
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OP, your premise is faulty as others have noted and to such a radical degree it's almost in full parody to the point being made.

Walmart is the very monument to capitalism run amok. They are the dark dark side of the free market economy and the worst the West has to offer. Now it doesn't have to be that way and Walmart isn't evil by nature....but their buy low low low....and sell at a margin sufficient to make profit on sheer scale while driving everyone ELSE clear OUT of business is what I'd call Predatory capitalism. It's absolutely not socialism tho.

Now, if someday Walmart stands alone as the major retailer and they merge with Government to blur the line beyond all meaning, I'd say it's Socialism with well stocked shelves.....but it's actually extremist capitalism until then. Anyone who has dealt with the Bentonville Goliath for trying to supply a product can attest to how Walmart gets what Walmart wants with brutal efficiency on THAT side of the equation. It's only the paying customer that sees a smiling price chopper and happy cashier, IMO.



posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 03:40 AM
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Originally posted by Mrgone
Why does Wal-mart thrive?

Because people only care about themselves.


No, Wal-mart thrives because it has a successful business model. If you don't like it then don't shop there. We all have choice.

To the OP. As has been stated already. Review your understanding of socialism.

Regards



posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 03:42 AM
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The last time I went into Walmart I thought to myself: "Hmmm, I feel like supporting socialism today." You're right on the money OP.



posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 04:07 AM
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Originally posted by InTheFlesh1980

Originally posted by alumnathe
How did "competitive prices" replace the original function of capitalism: competitive quality? It used to be who had the best product. Now it's who has the best going-going-gone sale. What is going-going-gone in that transaction is what capitalism was supposed to generate in the first place: QUALITY.
edit on 25-11-2012 by alumnathe because: grammar matters


If it did not generate adequate quality, it would not be successful.

As we know, it is a successful business. Therefore, it generates adequate quality for the prices charged. What don't you get?

I do not advocate socialism, but you have absolutely no valid argument for what you are purporting. It sounds like illogical gibberish that has not been cerebrally processed appropriately.

Are you an ex-Wal-mart employee? What is your deal? Or should we all pay more for things because you hate that a store provides things cheaper due to the simple principle of mass production?

I swear, have a clue what the hell you're babbling about before you open your halitosis projector.



I'm not an ex-Walmart employee. Are you a Walmart department manager? What is a halitosis projector? Is that as good as it gets for you as far as debating political economy? If those are the best cards you have then I must apologize for mistakenly sitting at the beginner's table.

The principle of providing cheap goods through mass production is what makes socialism work so well in those countries that don't fool themselves into believing they are operating on some Disneyland notion of competition that makes people believe they are "free" to buy a new car every five years to replace the "old" car.

However, based on all the talk radio code words in your strange post (cerebrally processed? what?), I don't expect you'll spend any time at all reading about the history of socialism and capitalism where the magical properties of facts are used to support economic principles.



posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 04:27 AM
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Originally posted by alumnathe
then I must apologize for mistakenly sitting at the beginner's table.




Socialism is the collective ownership, and democratic operation and management of industry.
By the workers(people) for the workers(people)
So unless the workers own and run Walmart, then you're just not talking about what you think you are.
Socialism isn't free cheap stuff for lazy folks.

Go and read and get a clue.

But fine, apology accepted.



posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 04:27 AM
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Originally posted by alumnathe
How did "competitive prices" replace the original function of capitalism: competitive quality? It used to be who had the best product. Now it's who has the best going-going-gone sale. What is going-going-gone in that transaction is what capitalism was supposed to generate in the first place: QUALITY.
edit on 25-11-2012 by alumnathe because: grammar matters


WELL IT LOOKS LIKE CAPITALISM ISN'T WORKING SO WELL!!!

Maybe a change to socialism might be a good idea, or does it just sound like a dirty word to you?
Why do do many peoiple hate what they dont understand?






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