black fridayPosted: November 30, 2013
This day in history: Friday 29, November 2013.
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. The busiest shopping day of the year.
On this day, people pour into malls and stores of the Corporations to purchase things, spurred on by special deals and discounts made available for this day specifically.
An Indiana Pizza Hut manager was ordered to sign a letter of resignation for refusing to open on Thanksgiving. Momentum in the sway of the publics buying potential is at an ever-heightening pace at all times. It must be this way. Research and new technologies have taught businesses––upon reaching the apex of prominence––how to milk their success.
In my spam box, an e-mail from Wal-Mart states: Black Friday Begins Now, sent out while it was still Thursday for another seven hours yet. Mixed in with other e-mails offering high end designer watches and handbag replicas, weight loss secrets, diet pills, and several penis enhancement products.
A Wal-Mart Employee in Long Island, New York was trampled to death by a herd of 200 shoppers.
The close proximity of Christmas is also paramount. Nostalgia and tradition transfused with capitalistic exploitation. A religious holiday. A religious experience.