129 Bangladeshis were recently killed after a fire tore through a factory that crafted garments for Wal-Mart. And to most people this would be a horrible thought, but to Fox Business host Charles Payne, these are just the growing pains of capitalism.
Don’t think that the people in Bangladesh who perished didn’t want or need those jobs, as well. I know we like to victimize everyone in this country, particularly when it comes to for-profit motivation, which is being assaulted. But, you know, it is a tragedy but I think it is a stretch, an amazing stretch, to sort of try to pin this on Walmart. [...]
Walmart had its problems and they have come a long way and I think they will continue to do well and improve in any area that they can. I’m not here as an apologist for Wal-Mart, but I am here as something of a spokesperson for capitalism and the American dream and I think for a lot of people this is a step in the right direction.
How dare we question the moral value of the for-profit motive or view people who burned to death in a corporate sweat shop as victims.
Charles Payne obviously couldn’t give less of a shit about 129 people burning to death while sowing cheap junk for Wal-Mart in a factory that, according to ThinkProgress, had “no functioning extinguishers, locked the exits, and employed managers who told factory workers to go back to their stations when the fire alarm went off.”
And here I thought the American dream had something to do with ballgames and barbecues in the suburbs with two kids and a dog, not burning to death in a factory that manufactures cheap crap for Americans.