Dear Mr. McMillon:
I would like to first say that I'm not a big fan of the confederate flag although I do support people's right to own it and fly it. I also support your right not to sell it. However, something you said on CNN has stayed with me. You said, "We just don't want to sell products that make anyone uncomfortable."
Mr. McMillon, I've felt uncomfortable about some of your products and I figure now is the time to let you know about it so maybe you can stop selling those items, too.
I don't have precise numbers but best estimates are between and 70 and 90 percent of your products are made in China. I do hope you're aware that China is governed by a brutal communist regime that has killed millions of its own people and has enslaved or imprisoned millions more.
- More than 73 million Chinese have been killed by the communist Chinese government since it came to power.
- More than 50 million Chinese have passed through China's slave labor camps.
And if you think that's all history, think again.
- Amnesty International says today countless numbers of Chinese are routinely rounded up and sent to 'Re-education Camps' for up to four years for doing something as innocent as speaking out against their government.
- China continues to persecute people for their religious beliefs.
- China continues to torture innocent citizens.
- China continues to control information to its people through Internet and media suppression.
Ironically, when one was able to buy the General Lee car from the TV show Dukes of Hazzard in your stores, it was made in China.
In light of what I've just laid out, it's apparent that the words 'Made in China' are far more offensive than any flag could ever be. Unless, of course, that flag happens to belong to the People's Republic of China. Which is for sale right now where? At Walmart.
Talk Show Host
Westwood One Radio Network