Friday, January 8, 2010

Time to Speak Out

I am usually a fairly low-key, mild mannered person (LOL – so was Clark Kent) but this headline made me see RED – dark, angry red. H&M and Wal-Mart destroy and trash unsold goods. The article talks about a graduate student finding over 200 bags of unsold merchandise in a trash pile to be picked up. On opening the trash sack she discovered the merchandise, shoes, clothing, coats, gloves, etc. had been slashed and otherwise destroyed beyond repair. With all the poverty and homelessness in the world today why couldn’t someone with a charitable leaning have stopped this useless waste? Clark Kent would never have let this happen. Maybe we need a few super heroes back.

What a horrible message to be delivering to the youth of today. It is better to cut the fingers out of gloves and slash the sleeves of coats than to share with the less fortunate. And to think that this happened in New York City which has a terrible poverty and homeless problem. Sorry about the ramblings but every once in awhile something will rub me the wrong way and the ex-teacher in me comes back out on a soap box.

Let me know what you think about the practice of destroying rather than sharing with the less fortunate?

From me to you, lots of hugs and thanks for joining me in my new adventures of learning to be creative and artistic.



  1. I totally agree with you! Even if they lowered the price so more people could buy they would still make their money! Very sad what America has come to.

  2. Jeannie - It's very sad that corporate greed overwhelms humanity. I'm so glad you stopped by. Please come often. - Marie

  3. This made me angry, too. So many coat drives and donations to thrift stores are made by caring individuals. And then big business has to go and do this. No wonder the rest of the world looks down upon Americans!


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