Parasites and Freebies

Thursday, October 15, 2009
Posted in category Decivilization

Decivilization broke out at a Burlington Coat Factory store in Columbus, Ohio when some nutcase announced to customers that she had won a lottery and would pay for everybody’s merchandise.

People flooded the registers as cashiers began ringing up purchase after purchase, but Brown had not yet paid the bill, Deakins said. At least 500 people filled the aisles and another 1,000 were outside trying to get in, he said.

She even wrote a check for one gal who begged for rent money. Of course, she had no money at all, in spite of arriving at the store in a limousine.

That’s when angry customers, realizing they weren’t getting free coats, began throwing merchandise on the floor and grabbing clothes without paying for them, Nace said.

“Everybody was like, ‘I still want my free stuff,’ and that started the riot,” he said. “It looks like (Hurricane) Katrina went through the store.”

This can only happen in a society where its people have been trained to sniff out handouts and collectively assemble to suck the gigantic nipple in the sky. This is the entitlement mentality in action. People acting like frenzied animals, being driven to rioting and looting over the smell of free merchandise. The modern entitlement era, as we know, includes the right to own a home, the right to health care, the right to have a Hummer, and the right to live beyond your means (buying useless crap with money you don’t have) and have someone else pick up the bill. Any sensible, self-sufficient individual in that store would not have believed this malarky, let alone dare to stick around in the store during the melee.

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8 Responses to Parasites and Freebies

  1. Johnathan says:

    October 15th, 2009 at 11:16 am

    “This can only happen in a society where its people have been trained to sniff out handouts and collectively assemble to suck the gigantic nipple in the sky.”

    Yet again your colorful and distinctive aphorisms enliven my morning reading experience.

  2. Shannon says:

    October 15th, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Events like these, are a sure sign for things to come. Wait till the WIC and food stamp programs run dry-it will be a nightmare. If people truly need something inexpensively, can’t they go to a thrift store? I recently visited a local christian thrift store where I found the most beautiful wool winter coat for a song. I think of my grandparents generation who grew up through the great depression, who never resorted to such vile behavior even when times were very lean.

  3. JamesLloyd says:

    October 15th, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Only in a culture where heroes are temporary, values are contrived and unity is exclusive, could resentment of a lost POSSIBILITY be cause to disregard any semblance of right and wrong. ‘The hurricane hit after they realized there were no freebies’.
    This woman, if not a nutter, is facilitating demonstrations of the human ugliness most people deny, glaze and then spend much of their lives hiding/fearing/avoiding/rationalizing-that feral beast within.

  4. cousin lucky says:

    October 15th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Wait until there aren’t any trucks delivering food to the supermarkets and you will witness the depths of evil human behavior!!

  5. clark says:

    October 15th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    That *is* crazy. Almost makes you think the fake lottery woman worked for the “other” coat store, a scene right out of an old movie like Christmas Miracle on 34th St or something. “Wait till the WIC and food stamp programs run dry-it will be a nightmare.” – That concerns me a bit too. I saw someone else write that when the gang bangers et al in California need money they wont get it by robbing from the Indian owned convenience store across the street from them, because that store doesn’t have any money, but the high rolling stores in Bel Air and Beverly Hills do and the gang bangers et al out number the cops eight to one and the gang bangers are better armed and have quite a bit more practice than in 1994.

  6. Steve says:

    October 16th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Listening to a young woman who has her own small business say that if the government provides a “puiblic option” for health care, she is going to dump her employees on the government option because it will save her money. Now that is twisted thinking for someone who is supposedly a small business owner

  7. Jeannie Queenie says:

    October 17th, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Steve, Walmart’s has been dumping their employees on Uncle Sam for ages, so it wouldn’t be anything new…and they are not a SMALL business seeing that five of the names of the top ten wealthiest folks in the world are Walton’s. Hey, how did you think that they got so rich, surely by not doling out healthcare bucks for employees…no, they expected us to pick up the tab and make them even wealthier!

  8. Steve says:

    October 17th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Of course Jeanie, but I wasn’t talking about Wal-Mart, the woman I was talking about has 14 employees I believe and is an ardent support of the “health care”. I think Sam Walton would be spinning in his grave over what has happened to his organization. But that is what happens when an organization gets so large that they forget where they came from. I think big business, like big government is extremely bad for the individual. Fascism never worked anywhere and has bankrupted many nations who embraced it. It has also impoverished many people world wide. I don’t understand how any business who follows the the free market system as posited by Austrian Economists can believe that government is the answer to our problems, individually or collectively. They in fact have abandoned free market for the idea of “free handout” from the federal government as the young woman who is said to be an entraprenuer seems to believe. The woman seems to have half her brain tied up in knots to “borrow” a phrase from a certain radio host, who is not my favorite because of his shilling for the republican party.
    I think that perhaps business men need to read Ludwig Von Mises, F.A. Hayek, Murray Rothbard, Walter Block, Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, Wilton D. Alston, and a few others that clear up the insanity that is our business and government sectors.

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