What sublime timing that as the last tents come down in Occupy camps around the continent, the doors swing open for the ultimate shopping day of the year.
Did the Occupy movement get it all wrong?
They’ve been targeting their message at Big Business and corporate greed, but as rampaging bargain hunters on this Black Friday make plain, greed is hardly the exclusive province of the vendors.
There is an old Chinese proverb that the fish rots from the head down. But Chinese medicine looks also to the feet to determine the health of the entire body.
When our society has gotten to the point where shoppers carry pepper spray on Black Friday to keep others away from the stuff they want to grab, and when store clerks can be trampled to death as they open their doors for business, it’s clear that more than a little examination of western society’s feet is required.
But just not today. You’ll be crushed under them.