Despite what our socialist elites may think, peace is good for those evil capitalists. War disrupts a country’s economy and skews it. Now All Things Beautiful has a proposition for encouraging China to stop the crazies in power in Iran:
…tell China that Wal-Mart will shift merchandise production to competing low-cost manufacturing countries, if it doesn’t support a UNSC resolution, stopping Iran from going nuclear. After all, a nuclear Holocaust is also bad for business in China.
Make no mistake, Wal-Mart has that kind of purchasing power: Over 10% of all Chinese exports to the U.S. are bought by Wal-Mart, that’s well over $20 billion.
“More than 70 per cent of the products sold at Wal-Mart are made in China. If Wal-Mart were a separate nation, it would rank as China’s fifth-largest export market, ahead of Germany and Britain.”
The good news is, the threat would remain just that, for China would yield, we’d continue saving $100 billion each year and the Mullahcracy would have to abandon their expansionist ambitions, which they are planning to extort through nuclear blackmail. There was a time, when ‘corporate’ diplomacy supported the greater good.
Be that as it may, we know only too well, the time has passed when debating foreign policies was about observing facts on the ground or about calm analysis of actual events, and not about scoring ideological points.
The polarization between, what could ostensibly be called, ‘pro-war’ and ‘anti-war’ factions and their respective need of constant and forceful validation, whilst at the same time passionately deriding the opponent’s stance, is but complete. Or so it would seem to an alien observer, oblivious to both fact and fiction.
Of course, someone would have to convince Wal-Mart to voluntarily do this. If the old man were still around, it would probably be a done deal.
And of course, the socialist elites know that evil Wal-Mart is part of America’s problem. It’s too big, it’s too tacky, and it exploits its workers, doncha know…[as an aside, one of our relatives is a Wal-Mart employee. When the family moved to another state recently, she simply called all the Wal-Marts in her area and asked for a transfer. She had her pick of jobs, including a chance to head up a department, as she had in the previous store. However, she’s decided to cut back on her hours, so she chose a lower-paying job in the trade off for fewer hours. Tell her she’s “exploited” and she’ll simply laugh at your ignorance. She says morale at her new store is even better than the old one]
For the real deal on Wal-Mart visit Starling David Hunter at The Business of America…. The man is a wealth of information on W-M. For example in this week’s round-up, there’s this little gem:
So now All Things Beautiful has a proposal to save us from the nuke-heads. Life sure is entertaining.