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davidthegnome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-29-08 12:09 AM
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66. Walmart is certainly to blame, but...
To deny that those who actually trampled the poor people and killed that poor man have a serious responsibility (in my opinion, an equal responsibility) would be, in my opinion, absurd. However you look at it, they are guilty of man-slaughter at least. Running right over them.

I despise Walmart as a corporation - upper management, the assholes earning the big bucks that will feel no remorse for this. However, I also despise the socio pathic assholes who trampled those people.

We're talking about adults here, who knew full well what the consequences of such actions could have been. I'll grant that they are undoubtedly enormously stupid adults, but that does not absolve them of any blame.

They may bait the hook and cast it out, but it is up to us whether or not to bite.

It is during times like this that I am frequently ashamed to be American, or a member of the human race at all. Sickening, needless brutality, all for the sake of sickening consumer greed. All those responsible ought to be held accountable, it's a shame that they won't be.

I just can't really decide which disgusts me more, the sheep that rushed the walmart, or the wolves that will profit from it, all with little (if any) regard for the man's death which they have caused.
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