Saturday, November 29, 2014

We who are about to shop, size you up

The Brits don't bother with the preliminary Thanksgiving dinner, they just get down to business on Black Friday;
GREEDY retail bosses' chase for profits reached new heights yesterday as police across Britain had to protect staff and customers caught up in a chaotic US-style "Black Friday" frenzy.
Shop workers did their best to marshal the pre-Christmas sales but faced insults and threats from some of the shoppers incited by big-name chains to stage mini-riots.
Observers likened the TV coverage to the plot of Hollywood trilogy the Hunger Games, in which working-class people are forced to fight to the death for the entertainment of the wealthy.
Of course, that's what the Commies at The Morning Star would say; greedy retail bosses, not a greedy proletariat with a taste for low prices.
Communist Party of Britain general secretary Rob Griffiths said the firms responsible hoped to prolong the seasonal "shopping frenzy" to line their own pockets regardless of the impact on an already debt-laden public.
"It's just an attempt to try to squeeze yet more money out of people regardless of the consequences for people and their families," he said.
"Instead of it being a consumer frenzy that lasts from December from January, now it starts in November."
Right, the 28th of November. Have they no decency, immiserating the proles three days early?

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