But what I have seen from the reports on the shopping madness in the United States on "Black Friday" has made me absolutely sick. I read the reports of how people went into an absolutely insane frenzy at stores across America, all in the pursuit of saving a few dollars! I just shook my head in disgust after reading the reports of how some American Wal-Mart shoppers were subjected to being pepper sprayed by one aggressive shopper yesterday because of their absolutely insane behaviour! I really have to ask: Is this what most Americans have turned into thanks to consumerism...A bunch of insane animals?
For this article, I want to present the following article that comes from he website: Economic Collapse (www.theeconomiccollapseblog.com). It is entitled: "Black Friday Worse Than Ever, As American Consumers Fight Over Deals Like Animals", and shows how far American values and morality have sunk... I do have some additional comments to follow:
Black Friday Violence Worse Than Ever As American Consumers Fight Over Deals Like Crazed Animals
Employees attempted to hold back the scrum of shoppers and pick up merchandise even as customers trampled the video games and DVDs strewn on the floor."It was absolutely crazy," he said.Another customer said screams erupted after about 100 people waiting in line to snag Xbox gaming consoles and Wii video games got into a shoving match.Alejandra Seminario, 24, said she was waiting in line to grab some toys at the store around 9:55 p.m. when people the next aisle over started shouting and ripping at the plastic wrap encasing gaming consoles, which was supposed to be opened at 10 p.m."People started screaming, pulling and pushing each other, and then the whole area filled up with pepper spray," the Sylmar resident said.
Instead of teaching our children to love and care for one another, we have taught them to be incredibly self-involved. Today, way too many Americans deeply love themselves, deeply love money and are deeply addicted to entertainment. Each new generation seems to be even more prideful, even more arrogant and even more violent. As a nation, we are losing our empathy for others, our compassion for the needy and our respect for the elderly. Our family units are breaking down and thousands of our communities are being transformed into hellholes.
NTS Notes: I for one am absolutely glad that we do not have "Black Friday" here in Canada. Many businesses are however pushing for such an event to also take place here, and I call on them to take a real look at what has been happening in the United States, and read articles such as this one, before they make that leap.
It truly is sad, readers, that while the American economic system is collapsing before our very eyes, that they are still caught up in the false need for consumerism, by corporations and the corporate controlled media, to the point that they act like frenzied animals!
It does seem that most Americans don't care little about their nation falling into slavery, and most Americans losing their jobs, as long as they can get deals on items that many absolutely do not require. This again shows why I have said for a long time that America, a shadow of its former glory, is now finished.
More to come