‘Black Friday’ is aptly named but not for the original reason, placing businesses in the black financially. It’s now more of a phenomenon which displays its dark side as opposed to an event of prosperity and the season for good will towards men. Black Friday has become nothing more than a dress rehearsal for persons likely to be involved in acts of civil disobedience and disorderly conduct, with rewards for some, heartbreak for others. An occasion for some to put up their dukes in order to purchase something they couldn’t afford in the first place. It’s an ongoing display of what we’ve become as a society and indication of the direction we’re headed in: a fool’s paradise.