|Patrick T. Fallon, Bloomburg|
Walmart, and other retailers motivation for encouraging this orgy of rapacious stupidity are obvious. Sales between "black Friday" and Cyber Monday" will total 40.5 Billion dollars. The crowds will as always curse, fight,and trample each other. Apart from what is says about human greed, peoples behavior on "black Friday" tells of our Post-Modern, Post-Christian cultures declining civility. It is easy to see how close such a pack could go from "bargain hunting",
to looting and pillaging. In the film "Act Like Men: A Titanic Lesson in Manliness (2012)" a contrast is made in how most acted on the Titanic, where most of the men died so the women and children could be saved, from today where things would be quite different.
"Black Friday" is a sad foretaste for what is in store living in our post-Christian society.