Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Arugula Eating Elitist Bohemians and Other Republicans In Disguise
Finding out that Whole Foods is run by a bunch of right wing asshats was similar to finding out about Vice Magazine's not so secret bigoted and war mongering leanings. The realization was sort of like "Really....oh yea, duh!".
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey has been running his mouth lately about his opposition to health care reform. It was a nice little nail in the coffin to his public stance against the Employee Free Choice Act. Of course his way to deal with the vast amounts of uninsured and under-insured is to feed them healthier food,,,,, healthier Whole Foods food. This kind of victim blaming shit drives me crazy. Eating more overpriced tomatoes that have been sent here on a jet from Argentina is not going to prevent car accidents, cancer, or even cover your doctor bills should you get pregnant.
Of course according to Mackey
"Recent scientific and medical evidence shows that a diet consisting of foods that are plant-based, nutrient dense and low-fat will help prevent and often reverse most degenerative diseases that kill us and are expensive to treat."
According to Mackey the reason we can't reform health care is .....
"The last thing our country needs is a massive new health care entitlement that will create hundreds of billions of dollars of new unfunded deficits and move us much closer to a government takeover of our health care system."
I love how he says "health care entitlement". How dare people feel entitled to be healthy.
Of course we managed to create huge deficits without a health care system...... and in reference to the government takeover - can we import a whole bunch of Canadians or Europeans here to talk to people about government run health care. Why are conservatives afraid of the government controlling everything but uteruses and wedding vows.
In reference to the above comment about Vice Magazine just check out the article Hip To Be Square that Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes penned for The American Conservative back in 2003. The article is rife with blood curdling opinions but here are a few in reference to immigration...
"Immigration is out of hand, and it’s only going to get worse. Where were the young conservatives to come to our defense? Was the dumb community in control of the entire country?"
"The joy of mass immigration is easy to talk about when you live in the suburbs and benefit from cheap housecleaning, but when you are going to schools that are 50 percent Spanish and watching your education slip through your fingers, you tend to be a little more pragmatic."
or this little gem...
"......the difference between liberals (equality first, truth last) and conservatives (truth first, everything else second)."
So in conclusion, I'm really annoyed at the crazed barbeque shopping spree I had at Whole Foods a few weeks ago. Many are calling for a Whole Foods boycott, I am just encouraging you to go in and eat as much as you want off the salad bar and olive/mozzarella kiosk. Vice is free so you really can't boycott it, and I've had quite a few friends get photos published in it - which is sort of like eating straight out of their salad bar so thats cool. I guess its just important to not feed into the Vice mindset of shitting on homeless people, blaming 'the gays' for your insecurities, and dividing girls into fuckable and fuck after I fuck the other girlable. Just remember that when Lucifer returns he might have a really cool haircut and be offering you a veggie burger.