Friday, November 29, 2013

Shameful Black Friday Behavior

One of the strongest criticisms of the materialist focus is how badly people are starting to behave.  When I was young, scenes like might have been plausible because food was in short supply.  But watching scenes like this, I can find myself in agreement with (and that does not happen often):
If Americans behave like this over electronic slave goods, imagine how they will react when the food runs out.


  1. I no longer believe that saving money is any part of scenes like this. It is more like a competitive sport. The winner gets in, buys a load of stuff, and brags about it all later. Plus a desire to be where the action is, sort of like how people slow down to rubber-neck a traffic accident, or gather to watch a house-fire.

  2. Tom, I think I agree. For many participants, the violence is not a bug; it's a feature.

  3. What was the name of the Jerry Lewis film that had the bargain basement sale with the women practically tearing Jerry Lewis limb-from-limb to get the bargains? Like complaints about real-life events outdoing The Onion, this is another example of how what was once ridiculous exaggeration is now real life.