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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wal-Mart Becomes Part of the Department of Homeland Insecurity

Wal-Mart's decision to ally itself with the State - i.e. the Department of Homeland Insecurity -- "to report suspicious activity in the stores or the parking lots" is another reason to call for the abolition of corporatism -- the unholy alliance between corporations and the State, especially, in this case, on the War on Terror.

Sadly, about 588 stores in 27 states will adopt the program in the form of "security announcements," although only 200 stores will willingly embrace this new measure in 24 hours.

According to MSNBC:

A short video featuring Napolitano will appear on TV screens at select checkout lanes, asking Wal-Mart shoppers to contact local law enforcement to report suspicious activity.

The company claims that the employees won't be "receiving any special training" to carry out the functions of the program. But it appears that the managers will work with local law enforcement to deal with the threat of "suspicious activity" itself that arises on the company's grounds, whether inside the stores or the parklots.

Wal-Mart spokesman Dan Fogleman, when asked about this plan, stated:

'We work with local law enforcement all the time,' Fogleman said. 'If someone needs help, we will certainly assist. If someone asks us to call police, we will call police.'

Here's the DHS video announcing the agency's partnership with the low-cost retailer, as evidenced by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano's statist comments on the matter: