I truly believe I’ve seen both the best and worst humanity has to offer since regularly watching and writing about YouTube videos on the Web.
This video shows the worst of humanity, where greed and materialism wins out over civility.
The location is an electronics store in Portugal where there were bargains to be had. We’re talking cheap big-screen TVs and Blu-ray players here. And that is enough for people to forget about personal safety for a couple of hours.
The crowd outside effectively wages war on the door, knowing it (and the poor staff backing it up) is all that stands between them and some cheap electrical goods.
50 people ended up getting injured, with one elderly woman eventually dying in hospital from her injuries. Which was clearly worth a few selfish people saving a couple of hundred dollars on a new TV set.
This is a good reminder that humans are, whether you like it or not, still animals at heart.