We are f*cked.
What happens when you take a population, subject them to decades of shitty television, take away decent public education, relentlessly advertise cheap credit to them while their wages stagnate, market politics to them based on fear, subsidize junk food conglomerates to feed them with fatty meats pumped with growth hormones, high fructose corn syrup and salt, and tell them that to preserve the American way, they must "go shopping"? This:
MSNBC reported that a knife fight over a parking space broke out at a Wal-Mart in West Virginia, a man was shot carrying his new TV home from a store in Vegas and shoppers in Rialto, Calif., brawled over alleged line-cutting in a Wal-Mart. In Orlando, Fla., a man was arrested when he left his baby in his car in a store parking lot. What a way to end Thanksgiving!