Saturday, November 29, 2008

Is there really any such thing as an event in America "unrelated to capitalism"?

I'm sure you have all heard about yesterday's Wal-Mart trampling by now, the one which will keep New York Times-reading libruls conversing in hushed tones for weeks. But have you heard about the shootings at a Toys 'R Us in California? No?

Well that's good, actually, because these particular deaths have NOTHING TO DO with capitalism, consumerism, or capitaloconsumerfascism, as Toys 'R Us reps assure us:
Toys "R" Us released a statement late Friday, noting that "our understanding is that this act seems to have been the result of a personal dispute between the individuals involved. Therefore, it would be inaccurate to associate the events of today with Black Friday."

Thank fuckin god. 


Blogger The Sheriff said...

Isn't that the precise opposite of what you'd want to do here? We can excuse, even snicker at a Wal-Mart trampling death or two a year as some totemic sacrifice to the "most wonderful time of the year."

As opposed to just chalking it up to capitaloconsumerfascist fervor and good, clean American violence, Toys R' Us is basically saying: "TOYS R US IS THE PLACE TO GO TO HAVE A GUNFIGHT OVER A PERSONAL DISPUTE."

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