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American Consumerism: Black Friday Hunger Games
In Amerika where the pursuit of happiness is equated to consumerism which is equated to the purchase and possession of retail trinkets and junk manufactured offshore by multinational corporations, the 2012 Black Friday Hunger Games have been played.
The USA median income has declined significantly over the years and amplifies the urgency of getting the best deals on Black Friday as citizen disposable income decreases.
The traitorous and disloyal Wall Street Banksters along with the Corporate, Religious, and Political Elite watch from afar the desperation of an American population that is no longer of concern except to be controlled by the increasingly powerful and fascist American Police State.
Who Won the Black Friday Hunger Games?
Every year after Thanksgiving, the nation's wealthy elite, still fat-bellied from turkey and cornbread stuffing, tune in to their local news outlets and observe what has become an annual tradition of bloodletting and frenzied consumerism.
We call it "Black Friday." But to those like the Walmart heirs who together own more wealth than the bottom 40% of the nation combined, it might as well be called their very own "Hunger Games."
It's their stores, after all, that play host to this one-day battle - waged by poor and working class people - to get discounted appliances, clothes, and toys for their kids.
Like Suzanne Collins' dystopic future portrayed in The Hunger Games, in which impoverished teenagers battle each other to the death once a year for the amusement of Panem's wealth elite, Black Friday "Battle Royales" often end in death as well. In just the last few years, we've seen shoppers and retail workers shot to death, trampled to death, pepper-sprayed, bitten, punched, and kicked, all in their pursuit for Black Friday shopping deals.
Stephen Colbert: Thanksgiving & Holy Black Friday
Thanksgiving is just a preamble to the holiest day of the year, Black Friday, when Americans come together to bow before their lord, the Wal-Mart rollback guy.
Amused American Elite sip champagne and watch Occupy Wall Street protests from balcony (2011)
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