Julie Keith was unpacking some of last year's Halloween decorations when she stumbled upon an upsetting letter wedged into the packaging.
Tucked in between two novelty headstones that she had purchased at Kmart, she found what appeared to be a letter from the Chinese laborer, who had made the decoration, pleading for help.
The letter reads: "Sir, if you occasionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization. Thousands people here who are under the persecution of the Chinese Communist Party Government will thank and remember you forever."
"I was so frustrated that this letter had been sitting in storage for over a year, that this person had written this plea for help and nothing had come of it." Julie Keith told Yahoo! Shine. "Then I was shocked. This person had probably risked their life to get this letter in this package."
The letter describes the conditions at the factory: "People who work here have to work 15 hours a day without Saturday, Sunday break and any holidays. Otherwise, they will suffer torturement, beat and rude remark. Nearly no payment (10 yuan/1 month)." That translates to about $1.61 a month.
Long live Mao!!!
American Capitalist pig shopping addicts
don't care how cheap goodies are produced
as long as cheap goodies stay cheap.
They buy & buy & buy...
makes them horny...
love shopping better than children,
better than parents,
better than mate...
flock to malls in droves,
the new American Mosque
genuflect before entering Macy's
then touch groin repeatedly
as arousal becomes uncontrollable.
Each credit card swipe
elicits moaning acquiescence
before the Gods of Commerce...
in background a repetitive video loop
of degraded Chinese workers plays over & over....
young girls fondled as
young boys made to lick their master's boots....
while credit limits are renegotiated and realigned...
infinite growth rapes a finite world...
infinite growth rapes a finite world....
repeat it like a mantra...
enlightenment achieved through
the gaping maw of consumption
we are mouths
we are mouths