“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”
— John Lennon
“Black Friday” was a metaphor beyond the merchants’ bottom line. Headlines on last Friday’s Drudge Report reflect a culture that is being trampled by the greed and me-only attitude of a growing number of us:
Mall mayhem. . . . Suspected shoplifter shot after dragging cop through Kohl’s parking lot. . . . Brawls. . . . Man stabbed over parking spot. . . . Shopper kicked out of Walmart for filming fight. . . . Man shot walking home with big screen. . . . Shoppers trampled in race for $49 tablet. . . . Salvation Army kettles stolen. . . . Woman pulls stun gun in argument over Walmart shopping cart.
Thomas is a columnist for Tribune Content Agency.