That John Mackey piece in the WSJ apparently upset some people who expected the CEO of Whole Foods, fercrissake, to be champing at the bit for the adoption of Obamacare, prompting this observation at Half Sigma by someone identified as “Darwin’s Sh*tlist”:
The points that Mackey are making are mere policy prescriptions, some of which may be worth enacting, and some not. But SWPLs see everything in moralistic terms: theirs, and everyone elses. They’re so used to being catered to and flattered (thank you, Richard Florida) that they can’t conceive of any reasonable person disagreeing with them about anything.
Despite all of their ostentatious “awareness,” many of them live lives that are every bit as cloistered and insular as those of suburban housewives. When they run into unexpected resistance, as here, the reflex is exquisitely reactionary: Don’t touch our belief system it hurts.
The good thing is that with their low fertility rates, they’ll be going the way of the Shakers in a generation.
I continue to believe that Pauline Kael, at least, did actually know a few Nixon voters.
And Sonic Charmer can’t wait for the boycott to spread:
The fewer pale-skinned vegetarian-pizza-buying organic-chocolate-scarfing giant-carrot-cake-carrying water-in-plastic-bottle-they-carry-in-a-mesh-attached-to-their-backpack-guzzling white-girl-dreadlock-having nose-ring-sporting lesbian-till-graduation-participating Whole Foods fanatics I have to wait in line behind just to buy my kombucha, the better.
Which tells me that I’m not getting my share of Adjective Stimulus bucks.