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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.







4 comments

  1. GradualDazzle »

    16 August 2009 · 10:25 pm

    I’m much MORE likely to shop Whole Foods now. But I’m not a smelly hippy. I do have a tattoo, but it’s a verse from the Bible, which I’m quite sure counts against my lib street-cred.

    That being said, I do think that hummus is the single finest gift the Arabs ever gave to the modern world. Forget algebra and Ali Baba… hummus is where it’s at. And I’d be willing to bet they sell hummus at Whole Foods. Organic hummus, even. Maybe next to the Tofurkey.

  2. McGehee »

    17 August 2009 · 7:02 am

    My worry about the Whole Foods boycott is, those smelly ObamaCare fundies have to shop somewhere, and I don’t think I could stand it if they started turning up where I shop. There are WF’s in Atlanta but too far to transport perishables back to Castle McGehee.

  3. fillyjonk »

    17 August 2009 · 7:31 am

    “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”

    Whoa, that pretty much just described the people I was stuck in line behind at the grocery store for my 4 years at U of Michigan…That or the ska-wannabee skinny pasty white guys wearing moldy porkpie hats from the local vintage clothing store.

    I will say that perhaps we should listen to people who are, you know, actually employers, and, you know, actually have some business acumen when they make suggestions on this issue. At the very least don’t sweep his ideas off the table as “immediately wrong”

  4. Charles Pergiel »

    17 August 2009 · 11:59 pm

    I tried to read and understand what this was all about, but I failed.

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