~ Crumblin' Down (Fusion Mix) | John Cougar Mellencamp ~
What is happening to our society? Perhaps it is desperate economic times? Or do we just not care about others?
I'm watching the news and hearing reports of the bizarre behavior. Sometimes the news sounds like a spoof of the news. A 70-year old woman was punched in the face while doing her job at Wal-Mart, merely asking a customer to produce a receipt, which is a normal practice. She ended up in the hospital.
Mob mentality struck the Mall of America after it was rumored that some rap stars were making an appearance at the mall. What resulted was a stampede and general mayhem.
Black Friday just begins the holiday shopping season which used to bring out kindness in society. Now shoppers come armed with guns and pepper spray so they can get a good deal on "stuff" . . . if all fails, just knock the weaker person down and step on them. How sweet . . . watch out who you casually say "Merry Christmas" to, they may get offended.
What about flash mobs? Large numbers of teenagers who have choreographed criminal behavior with great success.
Sometimes I wonder why I enjoy online stopping as opposed to going to the mall or the local Wal-Mart . . . just watching the news today reminded me why.