Posted by guest blogger Locutisprime
What's wrongs with America? What form of mass sickness has apparently infecting all levels of our society? Look no further than Black Friday for your diagnosis. The one day of the year that best epitomizes precisely what is wrong with America and the one day of the year that best demonstrates and dramatizes the disease that the growing majority of Americans suffer from.
Greed and materialism are the new norm and most practiced religion of mainstream America. For mainstream Americans, it is all about their stuff. Who has the most desirable bling, who has the latest bling, who has the most bling. This country is headed down the rabbit hole of fiscal and economic oblivion and the misery to follow and once again Americans are more than happy to oblige the fantasy that they must be there first to get the best deals on the cherished adult toys, even though they know they can't pay for it.
Watching this maddening frenzy is more and more sickening to me each year. The morning headlines of overnight frenzy tell the tale of what this nation has become and where we are headed. We have become a 24/7 nation of immediate self gratification and self serving possession for the sake of a media hyped fantasy desire to be able to possess the latest gadget.
Watching the videos and reading the reports in the news this morning of the overnight madness, only serves as a viewing window of where we are truly headed and what we can truly expect once the economic collapse of this nation arrives. When the economic collapse happens, the frenzy won't be about grabbing the latest wide screen television or the latest 5G iphones and laptops. When America's economic collapse arrives we will be watching the riots in the streets and the burning and the mayhem over food and the basics needed for survival
So indulge yourselves and revel in you victories at the malls America. Enjoy yourselves while you can. Grab all the bling that you can carry. Just remember this, when the bill for your over indulgence and your decadence and your disregard for the things that matter does comes due, (and it will) the things that you now cherish the most and the things that you now worship the most, will be little more than debris in the background of a reality that will be too painful to endure.
But don't worry, the government will be there to save you. The president you just re-elected has promised it.
A fight broke out in the midst of early Black Friday shopping at Woodland Mall early Friday.
Details are sketchy, but Kentwood Police confirmed that two teens were taken into custody.Man Pulls Gun on Rowdy, Line-Cutting Black Friday Shopper
The news spread quickly on Twitter. “Gang fight at Woodland Mall,” tweeted Michael Peneycad. “Cops tackled them and sprayed pepper spray, everyone in that wing started coughing and sneezing.”
Black Friday got off to a rowdy start at a San Antonio mall where police say one shopper pulled a gun on another who punched him in the face while they were waiting in line at a Sears store.A woman’s holiday weekend has just been ruined.
Altamonte police said the woman was arrested for several things Thursday night. They said she was being disruptive in the traffic line outside the store. They also said Chavez tried to bully the officer directing traffic and refused to go in line the way she was supposed to.
Officers were sent to the mall after people inside called 911 to report gunfire around 1 a.m. Friday. Authorities said they received six calls from people at Westroads, most of which reported shots had been fired.2 year old found in Spfld parking lot
Springfield Police Captain Cheryl Claprood told 22News at around 1:30AM Friday, a man left his girlfriend's two year old child in the car, so he could go into the K-Mart at the Liberty Street Plaza and buy a 51 inch television.Teen Girls and women near riot at Victoria Secret
What seemed like thousands of teen girls and young women crowded the entrance at Victoria’s Secret Pink at Oak Park Mall as it prepared to open the gate to Black Friday shoppers at midnight the day after Thanksgiving. Mall security guards attempted to control the crowd outside the store, which was really more like a hundred or so, as the gate went up. But the crowd was pushing its way in, so a store manager had to step in.