Friday, November 28, 2008

Stampede of Savages :: Throng of 2,000 Bargain Shoppers Tramples WalMart Employee to Death

Stampede of Savages :: Throng of 2,000 Bargain Shoppers Tramples WalMart Employee to Death. I cobbed together this headline from the words in the article.

Remember past stories of shoppers fighting in the aisles over worthless Chinese manufactured capitalist materialist consumerist trinkets? I don't shop at WalMart out of principle. The towering stacks of trinkets, the stench of plastics and all kinds of shit outgassing into the atmosphere is too much. I literally feel dizzy walking into those places.

You'd better not get in the way of some inconspicuous consumer on his or her way to buy a 48" LCD TV. Stand between a rabid, foaming at the mouth American consumer, with their nearly maxed out stack of credit cards, barely making the 30% interest payments on the aggregate balance, between them and some product the media convinced them they need - they gotta have it - and be prepared to be trampled to death, or bludgeoned to death with a 12 pack of Charmin tissue, or beaten severely about the head and shoulders with a Barbie Doll.

'Tis the season.

Sad. So very sad. The guy is dead.


Anonymous said...

I don't know, Alex. A lot of folks, like me and my in-law family, have opted out of the consumerist path to celebration and are doing volunteer work during the holidays.

There IS always another way to get happy :-)

Red Shoes said...

This has me disgusted as well.

Seriously. Gross.

Anonymous said...

I've witnessed this sort of behavior in other countries and on other continents. It is not uniquely American. It's human. And it's horrible.

Mtnhighmama said...

I didn't even know what Black Friday was until this year.

I'd like to say I was shocked by this story, but sadly I wasn't.