Keeping It In The Family

Here’s a quote I found in on page 166 of Walsh and Keesmaat’s ‘Colossians Remixed’. It comes from David Glass, CEO and president of Wal-Mart, and dates from about five years ago:

“Our priorities are that we want to dominate North America first, then South America, then Asia and then Europe.” [Quoted from Adbusters: Journal of the Mental Environment 31 (August/September 2000): 2.]

Set this against the following: in the UK a few years ago Wal-Mart bought the supermarket chain Asda. How is the relationship described? Slogans say that Asda is ‘part of the Wal-Mart family’.

So Wal-Mart is a family bent on world domination. Exactly what kind of family would that be? The Borgias? Or maybe you can suggest a more contemporary example? Over to you …

About Dave Faulkner

I'm a British Methodist minister, married with two children. I blog from a moderate evangelical-missional-charismatic perspective, with an interest in the 'missional' approach. My interests include Web 2.0, digital photography, contemporary music and watching football (Tottenham Hotspur) and cricket.

Posted on June 16, 2005, in Current Affairs and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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