Saturday, November 29, 2008

We Shopped Till He Dropped

Did we know it would only be a matter of time? Were we aware that possible escalation had no real check? Did the legion of reality TV shows, sporting events, and corporate ladders instill in us an instinct for conquering? There can be only one! This weekend CNN announced the 'hero of the year'. There could be no community of heroes, no spirit and discipline of heroism. There could be only the 1 million dollar hero. But yesterday the weight of this culture crushed Jdimytai Damour. The 5am sales blitz at Wal-Mart corralled desperate shoppers for over 24hrs until the first crack in the dam opened at which time they flooded through the gates and poured over and killed the temp employee Damour who was brought in for the holiday season.

Lord have mercy. Lord have justice.
Yesterday was also Buy Nothing Day. I am standing on the sidelines.

1 comment:

Heidi the Hick said...

I think this is one of the saddest and most disgusting things I've ever heard of. I was disgusted enough that people line up for 24 hrs to get into walmart. I avoid that place like the plague. I hate shopping, actually, so it's not that hard, but with every dollar I spend I worry about which pocket my hard-earned goes into.

Consider that these shoppers had to miss most of their thanksgiving to line up. To buy crap. Oh wait- really cheap crap, cheap in every sense of the word.

Shopping is more crucially important than life???

Your title is deathly accurate.