Christy Walton and her family, according to Forbes magazine, are worth nearly $28 billion, making her the sixth-richest American.
Discussing her work to make "Bless Me, Ultima" into a movie, she said: "We are a fear-based society. I'd like to change that to a faith-based society."
She can begin by changing the policies of her Wal-Mart stores. These stores feed this fear by providing low wages and less-than-adequate medical insurance, by fighting unionization and by selling products imported from Third- World countries, where the workers are paid very little. Spending a tiny percentage of her fortune on a feel-good film will do little to alleviate this fear.
Thank you so much for the wonderful article on "Bless Me, Ultima" and Walton's quest to get it made into a movie.