A Black Friday Question for Servile State Consumers

“I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing.”<br /> ― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones</p><p><iframe width=

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Consider sending some of that cash to Mercy Corps.

  • Dave G.

    A financial fellow was interviewed on CBS yesterday. He said, according to the numbers, most Black Friday shoppers nowadays don’t buy gifts. They buy the sales items for themselves.

    • capaxdei

      I thought I’d noticed more commercials this year with some variation on, “And, at these prices, you can get one for yourself.” It’s probably just as well to have it absolutely clear that all these Christmas sales have nothing to do with Christmas and everything to do with sales (which, after all, is the business of retail).

  • marenostrum

    I had my fill with pictures of starved black children (anyway, they are so because of the callousness of their relatives or parents who give birth to them and then go to the pub drinking their last money instead of working to feed the kids). There are famished children elsewhere. Why does we have to see almost only this kind of pictures? Well, I don’t think to give anything to charities which purport to help black children because of this obsession with these south-of-Sahara children. Let the rich oil sheiks help the black muslims (if they care for their brethren in faith) and so on.

    • Kristen inDallas

      I’ve had my fill with pictures of this tortured white guy on a cross, I mean he’s only there b/c of the callousness of his so called “friends” betraying him just so they can get a little extra spending coin. Peeople feel tortured every day. Why do we only see this kind of picture? Let the pharises take care of their own and so on.
      (sarcasm off) I don’t enjoy seeing people in need either, it doesn’t make me feel warm and fuzzy or happy about the world. hint – it’s not supposed to.