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Civilization, The Decline of Western

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I promise that I have real-life capitalist credentials. I don't want to live in a country the economy of which relies on a string of independently-owned coffee houses. I went to Wal-Mart last night and will stop by again real soon to buy my little niece some Disney propaganda for her birthday.

I love my niece and no amount of trendy socialism will convince me to deprive her of the mass-marketed joy she so richly deserves.

But I will not stand for Target.

These people are evil. They're at war with the Salvation Army. Anyone at war with the Salvation Army does not get my seal of approval.

Also, Wal-Mart's are one thing. It's an unstoppable machine whose mascot is a smiley face. Target's ad campaign is a bunch of dancing shadow ninjas that scare children. Target is the last great indicator of a cookie-cutter, secular suburb that looks the same across any geographical line. We already have the children of Metro Atlanta and Houston. Must we have their commerce and architecture as well?