Wal-Mart evidently a polarizing force

Reader Input
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For me it started with the “attraction of lowlifes” (Reader Input, April 4) and now it’s a “Chinese conspiracy” (Reader Input, April 11). I guess I am more startled by the hatred and bigotry I hear from our community. I am not a big fan of Wal-Mart, but I am not a big fan of Kmart, either. It doesn’t matter, because I don’t shop at either. However, there are many people who will shop Wal-Mart and need Kmart to survive. Whatever “lowlifes” we have, I suspect they are already here, so I am a little confused as to who we will be attracting. Perhaps you are talking about the struggling homeowners trying to keep their heads above water ... or the unemployed who are trying to make ends meet in this down economy. Maybe some of those “lowlifes” will be able to work at Wal-Mart and elevate themselves above “lowlife” status. I hope so, because many of the so called “lowlifes” are proud people that want to contribute to society. As for the Chinese conspiracy, maybe we should start with the U.S. Government who funds our national debt with Chinese financing. My gosh, were we saying the same thing about Home Depot? I do shop there and I am glad they are here. I save a lot on gas money not running up and down the hill. Hooray for Sharyn Digneo (Reader Input, April 4) who has the foresight to recognize the needs of many decent citizens. Listen, we are all entitled to our opinions, even the “non-lowlifes.” Steve Laskey, Auburn