How China and Walmart Teamed Up to Crush the American Dream
January 4, 2021 (11mo ago)

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Senator Josh Hawley engaged in a brief spat with the globalist megacompany Walmart last Wednesday. Hawley announced on Twitter that he would contest the results of the Electoral College on the Senate floor. In a response to Hawley’s tweet announcing his decision, Walmart sent an unprovoked tweet calling Hawley a “sore loser.” Senator Hawley immediately fired back at the megacorporation.

Walmart quickly apologized, attributing the tweet to an employee who meant to send the insult on a personal account. That’s probably true, though it doesn’t exactly make Walmart look great. Walmart has more than $500 billion in revenue every year, and it apparently allows random incompetent political obsessives to control its corporate communications. What if the employee had tweeted that Walmart was shutting down stores? What if they abruptly endorsed abolishing the police or told people to loot Walmart stores? The mind reels.

But who cares? That’s all besides the point. Now is as good a time as any for American patriots to remember that Walmart, like other globalist American megacorporations, is not our ally.

Conservatives seem to be slowly waking up to the danger of Amazon. When online commerce is dominated by a single tech company with a market cap approaching $2 trillion, whose owner also operates America’s most powerful newspaper, it’s easy to see why a company so massive needs to be broken up or otherwise stopped.

But before Amazon, there was Walmart, and Walmart hasn’t disappeared. In fact, Walmart’s profits are higher than ever thanks to America’s Covid regime policy that favors massive megacorporations and trashes small business. According to a report from the Brookings Institution:

Walmart profit was $15.6 billion for the first 3 quarters compared to $10.7 billion for the same period for 2019, a 45 percent increase. [Chicago Tribune]

But Walmart was laying waste to American small towns and small businesses long before Covid hit our shores and inundating us with a flood of plastic Chinese trash in the process. And it really has been overwhelmingly Chinese trash. In 2011, 70 percent of Wal-Mart’s revenue came from products made in China. In 2015, a report estimated that Walmart’s trade deficit with China cost America 400,000 jobs between 2001 and 2013. Repeatedly, Walmart engaged in predatory pricing, selling goods at a loss so that rivals would go out of business or be forced to accept Walmart’s terms.

While nominally headquartered in Arkansas, Walmart has served as an advance guard for a rising China. China tore the foundations of American prosperity into tiny bits small enough to be exported overseas, and Walmart reaped enormous profits. The Walton family’s combined fortune is just as large as the huge sums amassed by Mark Zuckerberg or Jeff Bezos.

Walmart is America’s single largest employer, and its average worker makes just $14.26 an hour, including benefits. Tens of thousands of Walmart employees rely on food stamps and Medicaid:

GAO sent questionnaires to state Medicaid and SNAP agencies and analyzed data from 15 such agencies across 11 states. Each agency reported the 25 most common employers of Medicaid enrollees and SNAP recipients. Among the 15 agencies, Walmart was in the top four employers of program beneficiaries in each and every one. [VTDigger]

This is a deliberate part of Walmart’s business strategy. If Walmart employees can receive government benefits, then the mega-corporation doesn’t have to pay them as much. Thus, they are effectively receiving billions of dollars in subsidies from the federal government.

Even as it has reduced more and more of America into serfdom, Walmart has aided the globalist agenda to strip Americans of the few remaining rights they still possess. In August of 2019, Walmart called for reviving the nationwide ban on so-called “assault weapons.” In September of 2019, CEO Doug McMillon published an open letter to Congress demanding more rollbacks to American gun rights. In the same letter, McMillon announced that Walmart would no longer sell handgun ammunition or many types of rifle ammunition. He also bragged that it had already stopped selling handguns.

Walmart’s decision to end gun and ammunition sales has had a real impact due to the company’s massive size and monopoly status in wide swathes of rural America. In parts of America where Walmart has already smashed existing local retailers, it’s possible Walmart was the only store left still selling firearms. Now, Walmart has decided that the peasants should be disarmed.

Walmart has engaged in other globalist political stunts. In June, it stopped displaying Mississippi’s state flag to pressure the state to replace it with one not containing the Confederate battle flag. That same month, it responded to the death of George Floyd by pledging $100 million to fight the fake crisis of “systemic racism.” Thus, Walmart has given the globalist left’s political operatives a major cut of their enormous profits. Perhaps this payoff to the globalists will be enough to ensure Walmart a continued seat at the trough alongside the other multinational corporations foreign interests greedily consuming America’s seed corn.

So no, Senator Hawley shouldn’t accept Walmart’s fake apology. The company wants to avoid all attention as it gradually hollows out middle America, and only wants to be noticed when it can win Woke Points by condemning gun rights or freedom of speech. Hawley and other Republicans shouldn’t play along. They should demand that Walmart and all other globalist American megacorporations pay real wages to real American workers, while prioritizing goods made in America over those made abroad. In other words, they should demand that Walmart actually behave like an American company, not a Chinese one, and not an “international” one.

This raises an important point even for those who support a patriotic “Buy American, Hire American” America First corporate policy. It is not sufficient for a company to be American in the technical legal sense. We must expect and demand that American corporations put America first if they want to enjoy the support of American customers and policy-makers alike. And if Walmart and similar globalist “American” companies don’t want to play along, they should be put out of business.

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Guest
11 months ago

While I do agree with this article on China and the fact our leaders became corrupted through their own greed to sell to them. I would also argue the fact that a lot of people in this country do not wish to give up comfort by getting rid of their Netflix and Amazon Prime subscriptions or even lessen their relience on Walmart and Amazon. Even if it means shopping at both places on rare occasions and taking an extra 10 minute drive out of the way to local places or paying a bit more to American companies that make products here. Or even 3rd party places that are one website away.

Americans need to realize they are funding their own destruction including their own communities and their children's future, If they do not at least make these changes over the span of a year or at least do some research.

Leading example would be to shop at Sprouts, WinCo, Costco instead of Whole Foods,Sams Club, Walmart. Maybe even Best Buy over Amazon. Sure everyone knows better places but the fact is it's better to begin the new year and to try to make important changes away from the Globalist establishments. Than to fund their plans for your destruction. Small changes matter especially over time. The less trips to Walmart and Amazon and their places the better.

Guest
11 months ago

Very well put.

Guest
11 months ago

I agree with your premise, however this has been known forever and the public's behavior does not change. Because at the end of the day, folks go for the cheapest price available. The only way to make material changes to this Chinese racket is the way Trump was showing us … tariffs. We are a huge country with vast resources. We could easily self-sustain and create a lot more widespread prosperity by relying on ourselves … but you got to get past the Oligarch head-lock on Washington DC. Start by primarying the RINOs and replacing them with #AmericaFirst candidates only.

Guest
11 months ago

… and slowing/stopping immigration

Jilli
11 months ago

I thumbed you up but sadly that won't happen under Biden. He'll let the hordes of illegals pour in and won't lift a finger to stop it. They're all future Democrat voters.

Guest
11 months ago

Yeah, this is a big concern. But it's more than just illegals … even worse are the "legals". The legal work visas H1B, etc are the weapon the Oligarchs are using to crush Middle America. Those are the jobs where real upward mobility and higher wages can be found … but not if they keep "legally" flooding the labor supply.

Guest
11 months ago

You mean slowing/stopping illegal immigration. But that would deflate the communist democrat voter base. And shutting down the chinese sourced drugs at the border would further defund the democrats. And one thing that will never happen is ANY sort of focus on fighting communist democrats and their money, or quest for global domination!

Guest
11 months ago

There are plenty of jews and White traitors sitting in board rooms all across the western world who have for decades brought in legal immigrants from the third world, or out-sourced labor in order to reduce labor cost and fatten their bottom line. These pigs in suits are just as guilty as the left, perhaps more so. Give yourself a slap in the face and wake up.

Guest
11 months ago

There is a saying that 80/20 rule exists. 80% is sheep 20% are the herders and the intelligent parts of society. Primarying is a good idea but also he is right to say to rely less on a system that cares for you at the least.

Jilli
11 months ago

Don't forget the leftist news and big Tech companies too. They are big contributors to leftist politicians getting elected, who never criticize China anymore because they are getting millions from them. Boycott Facebook and Twitter and Instagram, etc. Get an AdBlock so when you go to YouTube they don't make money off your clicks. One of the most constructive things you can do to attack the left is to dump cable or satellite. A part of your monthly bill goes to CNN, PMSNBC, Fox, PBS, etc. Get a used Roku and internet only. If millions of Americans did that these leftist "news" stations would crash economically in two or three months' time because they can't possibly counter the loss with advertising dollars alone.

Guest
11 months ago

Very well put. Taking it as a challenge! Cancelled Netflix and Amazon Prime already (don't miss them). Haven't been to Wal-Mart in forever, but my Sam's Club membership will be difficult. My membership is up next month. Not going to renew and see what happens:) Going to keep this in mind this year.

Guest
11 months ago

That is great it's a sacrifice but it's one that will be felt the more people that do it.

Jilli
11 months ago

I stopped cable and Netflix in 2010. I don't miss any of it. Haven't been in a movie theater since 2012. Hollywood produces total junk today. No loss there. My local library has all the entertainment needs I desire and doesn't cost me unless I'm late returning a movie, book, etc.

Guest
11 months ago

Costco is the Chinese Over Seas Trading Company. One step worse for America than Sams, or Wallyworld.

Guest
11 months ago

I did not know that it's perhaps a good idea to get to a local place then.

Regbs
10 months ago

Costco is owned by a Jew, who, of course, hates whatever civilization found itself unfortunate enough to suffer his infestation. Naturally, that Jew funds every organization that seeks to impose the Jewish political and economic system called Communism. Karl Marx's dad was a rabbi. Jews comprised 5% of the Russian population yet 70% of the Bolshevik leadership that killed more Christians than German Socialists killed Jews. Until this realization, defense of liberty will not be as effective as it could be. Christ our Lord called Jews children of their father the devil: the father of lies and murder in John 8:44. The Book of Revelation calls Jews the Synagogue of Satan in Revelation 2:9.

left blank
11 months ago

Having grown up in a small town in the midwest, I actually remember when our town got a McDonalds AND a wal-mart. In my teenage years. Every single business on main street closed within a couple of years. We used to have a real cute downtown for a small town: a drug store, a furniture store, a farm n home store, a Pamida Store, etc. It all closed down once wal-mart appeared and we all just sat in the McDonalds parking lot on Friday nights waiting for someone to show up who could buy us beer. There was nothing to do. The problem is that at a certain point America switched to being organized around nothing other than extracting all of the money possible from the Midwest and investing as little as possible in return. We were, if you will, the first victims of globalization. Do I feel like getting cheap plastic junk made in China at the lowest possible price was a good trade off for the evisceration of our way of life? No. But then if you were alive at the time you know that we had absolutely no say in the matter. It was crammed down our throats for the benefit of super wealthy people and stock market investments. We have never had any representation really. I feel like we were just raised like farm animals to fight for the globalist empire.

Guest
11 months ago

I can agree on that with you. But to say we can not change direction is also not good as well. The only thing we can do is change our bad buying habits from places and try to be less releint on the Mega Corperations as possible. Our money and purchases matter more than we think they do. I would say it matters more than who is in congress or not.

sockman
11 months ago

Here is what is hopefully a balanced assessment of Walmart. I worked for 25 years selling and marketing major product lines to all the major retailers including Walmart. Yes, there has been a dramatic shift. Back 25 years ago you would go a in Walmart in the South and stores were bordered with the logos at the ceiling with companies in America that supplied them large and small. Sam Walton got the Henry Ford message, you buy from your neighbors then they have the money to buy at your store. As well, as their growth accelerated their Employee ESOP created more millionaires in Arkansas per capita than any other state in the country. Sam was very proud of sharing the success. Now, he was tight as a tick negotiating. He didn't like folks that flashed wealth and he was prone to tell his buyers to put the screws the folks in the Armani Suits.
With his death things changes and with the massive expansion growth slowed and the ESOP was no longer a big draw. Yes, they never paid their store workers very well so this hurt. In addition, with growth opportunities slowing China (and other fast growing countries moving out of 3rd world status) became big targets. To secure the deals in China to partner they needed close relationships with vendors. So, yes they indeed started playing favorites with the Chinese. This killed not only the US suppliers but soon the former employees were too poor to even shop there and the dollar stores popped up. They killed off their own customers.

Guest
11 months ago

That is sad. Winco is kind of one of the few ESOP's left. We need more benefits for those who work hard for a company.

Guest
11 months ago

Not "gimme free stuff" benefits. But earned salary enhancements.

Guest
11 months ago

I already emailed and called Walmart. Told them no more groceries, fuel or Rx. No surrender.

Jilli
11 months ago

I like your can do attitude. 🙂

Guest
11 months ago

And I’m sure they closed down the home office for the day out of sadness. Like they care.

Guest
11 months ago

Just stop doing business with them ! Bet ya can't ?!

Guest
11 months ago

What I've done is to simply and dramatically stop buying stuff that isn't needed. If every America decided to cut their budget spent on Walmart plastic their personal worth would increase. Debt could be paid down or off. Kids grow up unspoiled by trash they don't need. And millions of dollars simply aren't wasted on cheap Chinese goods.

It simply comes down to displacing a subset of dollars from Walmart back into your own wallet. They'll feel this and you'll be far happier and richer.

Guest
11 months ago

I don't shop there. Most of the products they sell are bad and cheaply made.

Frank Palmeri
11 months ago

Nothing replaces small businesses in a community. Can often be a second family and mentoring atmosphere for a developing workforce. Having a thriving middle class retail environment keeps more money bouncing around local venues instead of concentrating it out of state. Insane to let these mega-corps to go on like this for cheap goods.

Guest
11 months ago

You aren't going to put a dent in china by not shopping at walmart, the fact is most every other store from big box to local hardware stores have the same chinese goods. We as consumers can do very little about it, Trump however was hurting them with tariffs and policy but that is going away now.

This is a distraction, we can deal with china later, right now the leftie who posted the taunt from walmart is right… you people do realize that, right?

Regardless of how many senators and house reps object, all that does is prompt a two hour debate, after which, the full house and the full senate votes on if they throw out the disputed states electors or not. Simply majority rules. You know the house is going to vote on not throwing them out but do any of you really think every republican senator is going to vote to throw them out? Honestly now, do you think Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, Lisa from Alaska, Ben from Nebraska, I could go on but that is two more than is needed to reject throwing them out and all of you know good and well that isn't going to happen.

Biden is going to be installed, period. The question is, are we going to rise up and wage civil war against them to stop it. Personally, I don't think so, too many Americans won't fight, risk their lives or kill the enemy until they have nothing left to lose, that is the sad fact of the matter.

Give it a few months, by the end of summer, most Americans will have nothing left to lose. Then we will fight or die.

Guest
11 months ago

"…it’s easy to see why a company so massive needs to be broken up or otherwise stopped."

No, no it's not. Property rights exist. Why punish someone for being successful? If they've got a big business, it's because they've created proportionally large amounts of services that benefit Americans. What's wrong with that?

If Walmart benefits from unfair American policy, the solution isn't to break up Walmart. How can you blame them for accepting basically free money? The solution is to stop the government from engaging in such malpractices.

Richard McCargar
11 months ago

We need a nationwide grocery-store franchise with no corporate stores that uses only independent truckers. 

Only sell U.S. grown and/or manufactured foods and products.

Provision that it never lists on the stock market but that shares in the company are sold to employees who must offer the franchise the right of first refusal to buy the shares when they want to sell, but that the shares can be handed down through inheritance to families.

No owner is allowed more than a single store.

 Every year the franchisees elect a rotating body of owners to head the franchising corporation.

The corporate charter would detail the restrictions that would require a super-majority of all owners to amend.

Jilli
11 months ago

Consider small mom and pop farm stands for a lot of your fresh produce. It's from local farms and tastes fresher too. No Chinese influence there. 🙂

Guest
11 months ago

Verify where the produce is actually from first. Unfortunately lots of these stands do not sell local fresh produce. You might be surprised.

Guest
11 months ago

If you believe in free market capitalism. China and Walmart are not the problem. The U.S. government is. The United States does not even rank in the top ten most economic free countries in the world. But you know who is on top? Hong Kong! Only part of China is communist the rest is more free then the U.S., hence why Americans bring businesses there to avoid the ever rising taxes and regulations in this country.

1Fluffypie
10 months ago

Revolver needs to say good thing about China if they want to continue their freedom of speech. Once Cloudfare bans them, then the Chinese are the only ones that will host their site if they haven't printed negative things about them. Not to mention the Chinese have 50 to 100 times more freedom of speech now than the US.

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