Friday, November 28, 2008
Sign of the Times...
Doesn't she look happy and fulfilled?
I was skimming the news today and I came across this ridiculous and absolutely disgusting story.
Today is Black Friday, as you may or may not know. Black Friday is supposedly the biggest shopping day of the year, with millions of retarded Americans running to the stores the day after Thanksgiving to consume at a record pace. The stupid thing about this whole day is that most of the things that are on sale are products that stores are looking to get rid of, like year old tank tops, vcr/dvd combo players, and other useless things. But, the masses, being stupid as usual, are blinded by these great deals and line up hours in front of the store before it opens. It's pretty much capitalism at its finest, or worst, depending on where you stand. Here's where the story gets disgusting.
This morning, around 6am, a Wal-Mart worker in Long Island was trampled to death by shoppers. Apparently, the shoppers were so excited about the 'great' deals that they couldn't wait any longer, and broke down the doors and trampled a 34 year old man. I mean, I'm almost speechless. How does something like this happen? What does this say about our society? Does this mean that our safety valve type arrangements like Black Friday aren't working anymore?
Whatever this means, I hope that every one of the shoppers involved in this event get significant jail time. There are definitely surveillance cameras at this Wal-Mart, I mean we are living in the time of the Patriot Act, so there is no reason why all of these people are not brought to justice. If Michael Vick can be sentenced to 2+ years in jail for dog fighting, these people better get at least that for contributing to the death of an innocent worker.
Seriously, what the fuck?