Early yesterday morning, a man was trampled to death by people breaking down the door at the Valley Stream, NY Wal-Mart.
That's right: a young man is dead now, because a crowd of people stomped on his body as it lay between them and Big Savings.
Christmas spirit - yay!
(WTF is inside a Wal-Mart that's worth trampling over someone for? Really, what?)
Wal-Mart called it a "tragic situation," swept up the broken glass and reopened the store at 1:00 PM. Nobody from the company bothered to call the man's family to tell them he'd been killed. His father heard it from a friend, and went to identify the body.
I don't think it's being overdramatic to say there's something evil about that.
Something is very, very wrong with this culture. Buy stuff, buy stuff, buy stuff, buy stuff. Buy cheapest, buy most, buy first.
"Black Friday" has been perverse for a long time already. Now there's a death count.
Oh, but who doesn't love a bargain?