- Conflict & Crisis
By JG Vibes
November 24, 2012
Different videos have been floating around the web all day showing insane shoppers hurting one another in fights for products that they could have bought from the comfort of their own homes for the same price.
People have gotten trampled in mob rushes, there have been numerous fights reported, and police were posted up in stores throughout the country.
In one video people can be seen fighting and screaming over discounted towels. Situations like this show that maybe all of this Black Friday hysteria goes a lot deeper than just getting a good deal. The truth is that there are tons of great deals online if that was really what people were looking for.
Black Friday has become a ritualistic event for Americans, with many people just being drawn to the excitement and spectacle of a Jerry Springer episode unfolding in their local Wal-Mart.
When people have come to the point where they are using aggression on other human beings just so they can get to a discounted bath towel before the next guy, it is definetly safe to say that everyone involved is acting out some sort of psychosis.
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J.G. Vibes is the author of an 87 chapter counter culture textbook called Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance, a staff writer and reporter for The Intellihub and host of a show called Voluntary Hippie Radio.
You can keep up with his work, which includes free podcasts, free e-books & free audiobooks at his website www.aotmr.com