November 19th, 2006


Thousands of Americans with messed up priorities spent hours (if not days) in line, fighting for a chance to spend $600 on an entertainment system, the Playstation 3.

$600 could feed a family in Africa for a year.

The following video, aired on MSNBC, disturbs me. Greedy Americans who are fighting over an entertainment system need to learn something of those in third world countries who fight over necessary items for basic survival: food, water, and shelter. And even they don’t fight; they share. They rally together to support one another. $600, flushed to help rot more brain cells, while people in need remain in need.

As Goethe once said, “Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.”

3 Responses to “Priorities”

  1. Naiah Earhart
    November 20, 2006 at 8:35 am #

    I’m shocked, appalled, and yet, not surprised in the least. American society is a very, very broken mechanism right now.

  2. Lucia
    November 25, 2006 at 7:02 pm #

    That is completely insane and sad. But just do a search on ebay right now for PS3, some are being sold for almost 1000 dollars.
    I have seen images like that before though, the only difference is that people were rushing to get food and potable water.

  3. steven
    November 27, 2006 at 10:37 am #

    Connor, you were “spot on” with this post. Can you imagine this happening even 10 years ago? I think our society has regressed to almost a “caveman mentality.” Great post Connor!

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