And So It Begins – Tide Detergent Black Market

No, we are not a society in decline.  No, we are not headed towards becoming a banana republic marxist state.  Really we are not. This story doesn’t mean anything:

 Law enforcement officials across the US have been left baffled by a crime wave targeting an unlikely item — Tide laundry detergent.

Theft of Tide detergent has become so rampant that some cities are setting up special task forces to stop it and retailers like CVS are taking special security precautions to lock down the liquid.

Oh, it gets better:

Tide has become a form of currency on the streets. The retail price is steadily high — roughly $10 to $20 a bottle — and it’s a staple in households across socioeconomic classes

What have we become?  Election day needs to get here and gets here quick.