RT America's Abby Martin hits the nail on the head (see video stream below) concerning the sickness of needless Black Friday consumerism - a sickness that also appears to have spread to the UK, which is unusual given that we don't even celebrate Thanksgiving in this country.
Who should be held accountable?
Well, other than the brain dead general public who revel in this consumerist obscenity, Walmart of course, whose UK subsidiary Asda decided to have a cut-price Black Friday sale of worthless junk...
'The chaos that usually surrounds the US shopping day Black Friday has made its way to the UK, with fights and arrests breaking out in Asda stores. The superstore has adopted the US tradition of offering goods at discount prices the day after Thanksgiving, with televisions being sold for £99 and computer tablets as low as £49.
'Up and down the UK, shoppers queued outside Asda stores from the early hours of the morning to get their hands on the deals. However, as soon as the doors opened at the special earlier time of 8am, desperate shoppers fought their way through the crowds, with some getting engulfed in "stampedes" and even arrested.
'In Liverpool, one woman was left hospitalised after being punched in the face in the queue at the Asda store. In Bristol, one man was arrested following an altercation with staff after they told him he was only allowed to purchase one TV at a time.' (International Business Times article).