China and Most of the 7 Deadly Sins

Well, this is the world we are living in. … We can’t make these products in the United States. Nobody could afford to buy them if we did. … And, though we talk a good game about how we insist on workers being treated with dignity, blah blah blah, well, I mean, come on. … We know what goes on there. We know how they open your mail, and listen to your phone calls, and let their factories pollute like crazy and exploit workers, all in the name of progress. And we turn a blind eye to it…
We all know that there’s no fucking way in the world we should have microwave ovens and refrigerators and TV sets and everything else at the prices we’re paying for them. There’s no way we get all this stuff and everything is done fair and square and everyone gets treated right. No way. And don’t be confused — what we’re talking about here is our way of life. Our standard of living. You want to “fix things in China,” well, it’s gonna cost you. Because everything you own, it’s all done on the backs of millions of poor people whose lives are so awful you can’t even begin to imagine them, people who will do anything to get a life that is a tiny bit better than the shitty one they were born into, people who get exploited and treated like shit and, in the worst of all cases, pay with their lives.
You know that, and I know that. Okay? Let’s just be honest here. Just for a fucking minute, let’s all be honest.