Wednesday, September 5, 2007

What's Wong with This?

I've been trying to get around to writing this for the past two days. So we have this Chinese factory worker literally calling the stuff he makes for Americans, shit. And he's just the guy who's quoted. The story informs us that this is a common feeling among those making the crap we keep buying from supposedly American companies, because it's cheap!

No wonder they keep adding poison to the mix. Unscrupulous "American" corporations demand low prices. So factories not only hire children (the interviewed worker has been at the factory in the story since he was 12), but they use cheap (and coincidentally poisonous) substitutes for basic materials. Who could have seen that coming?

I heard an American mother on the radio complaining today about how hard it was to read the lot numbers on her kids' Mattel toys to see if they are part of a recall. Fuck it. Who cares? Boycott Mattel lady. I'm not going to say the Chinese are faultless here. Hell no. But Mattel and Wal Mart and McDonalds and - almost everybody it seems these days - are the most to blame.

Oh yeah, and Bush.

But I digress from the story. Read it
here. What the Chinese factory workers hate about us is our insatiable appetite for absolutely worthless junk. They really seem to despise us. I have to say it's hard to blame them. But think about it: this country, once considered a mortal enemy, holds most American debt.

And they despise us.

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