Oldest trick in the Liberal Playbook: when you’re trying to put the squeeze on somebody, call for a boycott. It frightens the businessmen into submission. Earlir this week they tried it on Glenn Beck’s program sponsors. And, hey! It’s worked like magic for Jesse Jackson for years now, right?
Well, sometimes. Although, apparently, it’s not working so well right now. Libertarian Republican has the scoop on the latest victim; Whole Foods Markets:
A major controversy is brewing on the cultural left. John Mackey, Founder & CEO of Whole Foods Grocery Store chain, a darling of cultural liberals from Vermont to Seattle to the Bay Area, has come out strongly against Obama Care. In an editorial today in the Wall Street Journal Mackey wrote, in “The Whole Foods Alternative to Obama Care”:
With a projected $1.8 trillion deficit for 2009, several trillions more in deficits projected over the next decade, and with both Medicare and Social Security entitlement spending about to ratchet up several notches over the next 15 years as Baby Boomers become eligible for both, we are rapidly running out of other people’s money. These deficits are simply not sustainable. They are either going to result in unprecedented new taxes and inflation, or they will bankrupt us.
Mackey even had the audacity to quote one of the most hated figures among liberals:
“The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” — Lady Margaret Thatcher
ABC News reports that Mackey’s pro-free market comments have sparked a boycott.
Whenever conservatives have joined together to protest and boycott a company because they feel insulted by something the organization said or did, the left immediately labels them as knee-jerk reactionaries, intolerant of different opinions, and worst of all, attempting to impose their way of thinking on someone else. God forbid these conservatives be Cuban exiles protesting a person or company coddling the vile Cuban regime, for they earn not only the labels listed above, but they get “hardliners,” “intransigents,” and “supporters of the US backed dictator Batista,” piled on top. Sort of like whipped cream and nuts on top of your hate sundae.
You get a whole different set of adjectives whenever liberal yahoos do it, however. Whenever the left takes on someone who offends their delicate sensibilities they are considered to be socially conscious and heroes of the voiceless victims of imperialist pigs. Personally, I believe everyone–liberal yahoos and conservatives alike–has a right to protest and boycott anyone they choose, but what do I know, I am just an intransigent hardliner.
I actually like the store and go there quite often. Their produce is as farm fresh as you can get without having to drive down to Homestead, and their meat–yes, their red, bloody meat–is actually quite good. It would be great to cruise through the aisles of Whole Foods without having to experience the scent of “natural body oils,” which have not seen water or soap for days, that graces the bodies of many typical Whole Foods shoppers.
And while we are on this topic, what is the deal with liberal yahoos and driving? How difficult can it be to navigate a Prius or a VW Wagon in or out of a parking space? Every time I pull into the parking lot of Whole Foods it is an excruciating experience. You have to sit and wait for what feels like an eternity for one or several huarache sandaled beatniks to maneuver their fossil fuel burning cars out of your way. I am hopeful that once this boycott is in full swing, the parking experience at Whole Foods will cease to be a test of my patience.
I am looking forward to this boycott and I sincerely hope it begins soon and lasts for a very long time. If I never have to stand in line behind another scruffily dressed, dread-locked, protein deficient skinny hippie chick with hairy armpits and a distinctive odor, it would be too soon.
Hee-hee-hee-hee. Oh, that’s too good.
I’m off to Whole Foods. I’m gonna buy a bunch of crap I don’t even need. You may even see mhy Wal-Mart sales dip for the first time — EVER.
UPDATE: (Munch, Munch, Munch . . . . )