Profiles in Blustering: the Whole Foods ‘boycott.’

(Via AoSHQ Headlines) It’s rare to see an article that sabotages its own message in the first two paragraphs, but this one on the supposed horrible coming backlash towards Whole Foods CEO John Mackey for his op-ed against health care rationing manages to do so pretty effectively.

Joshua has been taking the bus to his local Whole Foods in New York City every five days for the past two years. This week, he said he’ll go elsewhere to fulfill his fresh vegetable and organic produce needs.

“I will never shop there again,” vowed Joshua, a 45-year-old blogger, who asked that his last name not be published.

Of course he doesn’t want his last name published. If it got published, he’d risk being mocked horribly when it turns out that his ‘boycott’ lasted all of one week.

Moe Lane

PS: Yes, you may safely assume by this that I am not particularly impressed by the threats of a bunch of food enthusiasts to stop shopping at the place that most easily enables their habit.  Health care rationing advocacy is one thing; giving up their most reliable source of organic buffalo cheese is something else entirely.

Although admittedly you can get Italian Buffalo Milk Cheese on Amazon. Well, you could: I am a philistine.

Crossposted to RedState.


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  • DirtyJobsGuy says:

    I was just in Cinncinati where I had the pleasure of shopping at “Jungle Jims”. It’s a great mixup of organic food, booze, barbeque sauce by the ton, sausages, cream laden midwest Kraut bakery stuff, Indian/Mexican/Brit etc. And all of it is topped of with fake gorillas, Robin Hood, Gilligans Island and Bathrooms you enter through portajohns!

    Those who desire the organo/whole foods stuff can get it and the rest of us can shop without the pompous self congratulatory atmosphere of whole foods.

    Since there are few of these places, any boycott of Whole foods will not last long among the suburban matrons.

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