Friday, November 28, 2008

The Savagery of American Materialism

Black Friday, a traditional day of shopping and savings, the day after Thanksgiving in America, has taken its name literally. Instead of a day of long lines and savings, this Black Friday has become a day of mourning as a 34 year old Wal-mart employee was trampled to death opening up the New York store to a crowd of savage shoppers willing to stamp out a mans life just to save a buck on a gadget they don’t really need in the first place. It is this shining example of American culture that is being forced upon the rest of the world through the glorious means of globalization. Have Americans lost any sign of humanity being fully replaced by a nation of shop-oholic zombies that will literary kill to have the next great technological eye-sore?

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