Saturday, December 06, 2008

The Blackest Black Friday

A very dark Black Friday - Los Angeles Times

In Frederick Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth's novel THE SPACE MERCHANTS, they hypothesized that as the population grew, we would see more and more extreme cases of selfless heroism; and more and more extreme cases of outrageous depravity.  It's just statistics.

I try to keep that in mind when I read about something like this:  The incident at the Wal-Mart in Long Island last Black Friday, in which the crowd trampled a store worker to death when the doors opened -- and in which onlookers cracked jokes and laughed as the paramedics tried to save the dying man.
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