Walmart isn't too big to fail. It isn't even too cheap to fail.
It certainly isn't it's low prices, bringing in the masses for cheap crap sold by apathetic cashiers, or the way self-deluded managers with delusions of grandeur treat the unwashed masses who would DARE question their godliness.
Nope, it's the marketing genius of those who understand exactly how to use every opportunity to separate the sheeple from their hard earned cash.
Like New York rats, and cockroaches everywhere, Walmart will continue to thrive because they have learned to live off of the backs of humanity.
Take, for instance, the current stunt. I ran into Walmart yesterday (yes, I admit that I too have oft been led into their devious trap) and noticed a huge pallet in the middle of the main aisle containing a huge amount of green lightbulbs. I just figured this was some Halloween thing. Until I saw a commercial last night telling me I should show my support for our veterans by putting a green bulb on my porch, or in my window facing the street.
Now I have nothing against veterans. I are one. And yes, I go to Golden Corral for my free meal, and if there were still something as patriotic as a veteran's day parade, like my own dad did, I would proudly wear my old uniform and carry the flag in it.
But Walmart does NOTHING for veterans. Unlike Lowes home stores, which give 10% off ALL purchases to ALL veterans every day of the year, the only thing Walmart does is create a "support our vets" theme, and then promote the sale of materials you can purchase to show support for this program.
They play on our shame and the opinions of our neighbors who fall for their insidious plans to make enough money to cover their lagging sales. They create from broadcloth a new tradition to show ourselves as Patriots and that we OF COURSE remember and honor our vets. Then sell us the silk materials to meet the needs of their program.
I will unequivocally NOT be burning a green light this or any other year. I think instead, I'll go to the veteran's home down in Norman, and spend some time listening to some old, decrepit, lonely old veteran tell me tales of his former days of glory. My time and attention is infinitely more meaningful to one old vet than a million green lights are for all other vets combined.
Walmart has never done a thing for veterans, and this is the most despicable plot yet to separate all of us from our hard earned cash. Why don't they give .001 percent of their profits for ONE fucking day to a veterans fund? THAT might make a difference somewhere.
With their green light special, they're just making profits for themselves.
like I said: Fucking GENIUS marketing.