And they call the west the "civilized nations" ....
I just heard the news that somewhere near New York City, A Wal-mart employee was killed on Friday, in a stampede of shoppers trying to save a few dollars. What the hell, people! Are we still human???
Even after the man was knocked down and lying on the floor injured, people still stomped all over and around him to get their great deals for people they love, with no concern for that man and those who love him. I wonder a gift recipient would feel if she knew a man died for that toaster oven she didn't really need in the first place.
And when people were told they had to leave because an employee had been killed they yelled at authorities and refused to stop shopping for the deals they'd waited all night for. Even an eight-month old pregnant woman was knocked down and injured in the madness.
Are we savages? Is our need for CD's and stereos so vital to the survival of our species that we have to take on a Darwinian fight for these trite trophies of what will be tomorrow's technological junk? It's not like we were storming the doors for a limited supply of respirators or antibiotics to survive a pandemic disease - we were running to fill the pockets of a big corporation under society's insistence that we must bring fleeting joy to our loved-ones with material possessions they could've lived without.
And for a few hundred dollars saved, only to be lost on the purchase of other unnecessary possessions, no doubt, . a man will spend Christmas in his grave.
Peace on earth and goodwill toward man and all that.... How did my fellow humans ever come to this?