You’ve heard the stories. Three people were actually trampled to death, killed, murdered in the doorway of a mall or big box store on Black Friday. One pregnant woman made it out alive but when all was said and done, she could not say the same for her yet unborn child.
I know you saw this on this news. I am sure you watched in horror as it was read to you while the video of throngs of manic Christmas shoppers played in the background.
As far as I’m concerned – each and every one of you “Christmas Shoppers” is responsible for these deaths. Do you think that because it didn’t happen where you were shopping, or in the crowd in which you stood, that you are innocent. You are not.
You have all fed the fires of Christmas shopping hell by demanding and participating in Black Friday “deals”. These so called deals, in many cases, have been marked up, only to be marked back down to something reasonable, all in the name of Christmas; all in the name of squealing, stampeding shoppers who did everything from punch each other out, to actually shoot each other with handguns, inside a store, to get a DVD player.
Store clerks were mowed down while trying to help customers escape the melee.
It is my opinion that you should all be ashamed of yourselves for allowing these things to happen. None of you deserve a happy Christmas. You have turned this sacred holiday into a pagan ritual fueled by greed, and guilt, and gluttony and I find it disgusting, immoral, and unforgivable.
Christmas is a holiday (once pronounced “holy day”) to celebrate the birth of the Messiah, a Christian being who is believed to have come to save the world from its own sins. If you are not celebrating that specific idea, then why the hell are you at Best Buy, elbowing strangers to get a flat screen TV.
You were born and raised in the most greedy, self-centered period in American history. And because you didn’t get what you wanted for Christmas when you were six years old, you are now trying to make up for it by piling on the presents to your own children. You are perpetuating the myth that Santa Claus exists and that more presents equals more love.
It’s time to GET A GRIP. When is it enough? When people are dying because of this ridiculousness? Well, now they are dying. But are you ready yet to give up this nonsense and give to each other what really matters: human kindness, affection, your time, and gestures of real love that don’t involve price tags.
What really gets to me is the Pro life crowd who wants to protect the lives of the unborn, all in the name of God. But when a woman loses her child as she is trampled by Christmas shoppers, these same people are too busy to notice or care, and are fighting over the newest and coolest cell phone to give their twelve year old for Christmas.
How about this year for Christmas, instead of watching the news with feigned horror that someone died being trampled at a shopping mall, you go somewhere to simply help someone else pick themselves up instead of pushing them out of the way. That, my friends, is a real Christmas gift.