a term coined by Bruce Levine to describe the mindset of a group of people who "are singularly
attached to cheap stuff."
The term describes a culture that
"creates increasing material
often can not be satiated, "devalues human connectedness," "socializes people to be self-absorbed and selfish," "obliterates self-reliance," "alienates people from normal human emotional reactions" and "sells false hope that
creates more pain."
Fundamentalist Consumerism is demonstrated en-mass on every Black Friday. On Long Island, NY in 2008, Wal-Mart employee Jdimytai
Damour was trampled to death by customers stampeding into
the store when the doors were opened. Police attempting to clear the scene were met with hostile reactions from
customers, some insisting
that they "had been waiting
in line since yesterday morning" to get into
the store. Fundamentalist Consumerism devalues all life in pursuit of 'stuff.'