Friday, November 27, 2009

Boycott Black Friday.

For those of you who don't know, Black Friday is the Friday after American Thanksgiving where idiots line up outside of Targets and WalMarts at 4am just to race for all the bargains.

It's an absolutely ridiculous means of consumption and has lead to injury and even death.

Last year there were two deaths. One was a WalMart employee who was trampled by customers as he tried to control the crowd, and the other was a man who was shot after a fight over a toy at ToysRUs.

It's actually insane that this is a celebrated holiday in the US. It promotes mindless over consumption of goods and sadly it will probably continue year after year as the government really has no control over giant corporations like WalMart. What is it going to take for people to wake up and see how ridiculous this is? Mass murder?

If you're in the States today do everyone a favour and boycott Black Friday.

1 comment:

stillillmatic said...

How else are we to clean up the gene pool? Fuck 'em, let 'em "shop" aka die.