April 19th, 2009 11:19 EST
McDonald's Golden Arches Topple: Old Couple's Car Crushed
"A giant set of golden arches outside a McDonald`s in eastern Arizona toppled in high winds Wednesday, crushing a Naperville couple`s Chevy Trailblazer as they sat inside the parked vehicle.
Retirees Russell and Carolyn Janke suffered multiple injuries. They had stopped at the McDonald`s on the Navajo Nation reservation in Window Rock as they were making their way back to suburban Chicago from their winter home near Tucson." http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/1530310,mcdonalds-arches-crush-naperville-couple-041609.article
McDonald`s symbolizes the homogenization of American and capitalism run amok. The ubiquitous Golden Arches can be found in every small town and every metropolis not only in this country, but in most places in the world.
If al Qaeda wants to strike at the very heart of America, they should simultaneously blow up a dozen McDonald`s restaurants. I`m not hoping this tragedy will happen, I`m trying to make the point that this would be a symbolic action equivalent to blowing up the World Trade Center buildings.
I`m glad that the retired couple didn`t sustain any life threatening injuries, but the image of the Golden Arches falling on a gas-guzzling SUV brings tears of joy to my eyes. That snapshot is a fine representation of the decline and fall of Western civilization.
The Navajo Nation should be ashamed for giving permission for McDonald`s to set up shop on their reservation.
This story made my day. I`m loving it.