Mexico Versus Wal-Mart

This report from the San Diego Union -Tribune of September 3rd tells of a lonely struggle by a small band of activists fighting the building of a Wal-Mart a half-mile away from some of Mexico's oldest ruins.

According to the report by Mark Stevenson, a majority of the mostly poor folks in their area approve of Wal-Mart's entrance into their neighborhood. Why? The attraction of the materialist American lifestyle and lower prices than the small shops in the area. The activists lost a similar battle against a Costco in a nearby town. The activsts - the "Front to Defend the Teotihuacan Valley" - are asking for outside help to assist in stopping Wal-Mart.

At the very least, readers of this blog should pray for the activists and the people in that area. The Front should also be taught about Distributism, and apply it to their particular circumstances. The poor will be better served, and drawn away from the seductive darkness that is socialism and communism. Also, the small shops will have good advocates outside their valley, and the poor educated against the lure of cheap goods and prison-labor made junk.


Debra Murphy & Family Sunday, September 5, 2004 at 3:34:00 PM CDT  

Lovely blog, fellas. I'll be adding another link to my own "daily stops."

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