Friday, August 28, 2009

Boycott Whole Foods

For years I have done most of my grocery shopping at the nearest Whole Foods store. After not really giving it much thought for the last two weeks, though, it finally struck me just how depraved John Mackey is, and just how badly I want to make him sorry for being such a schmuck.

I mean seriously - the guy could have kept his trap shut. But he decided to flaunt his moronic McCarthyism as if daring people to do something about it. So, like, why don't we?

I say live by the sword, die by the sword. Let's hit Mackey where it hurts. Let's ruin his business empire, or, better yet, let's force him, through the power of the pocketbook, to apologize to all his loyal customers that he has insulted.

The guy has staked out a position well to the right of Walmart!!

So from now on I'll shop at Roots Market, My Organic Market, Trader Joe's, Giant, Safeway, etc - but until Mackey has atoned for his sins, I will never darken Whole Foods door again. Except on a picket line!

I am also joining the advocacy group Single Payer Action which has been helping to organize protests at Whole Foods stores.


Bagheera Yoga said...

Thanks for the link to this group. I joined today. I've seen some bumper sickers around. Any idea where I could get one?

mamiel said...

Woo hoo, I have not step foot in that store since I read Mackey's comments. I feel like I've been woken from a deep slumber. The more I read about whole foods the more I realize I never should have started shopping there to begin with. They are a strongly anti-union shop that moves in next to food co-ops and mom-n-pop health food stores in an effort to drive them out of business and/or snap them up cheap in some borg-like buyout. Gross.

When I read Mackey's quote of Margaret Thatcher expounding on the problems of "socialism" I felt like I had been punched in the gut! How many thousands have I spent in that horrible place?

Becoming familiar with Safeway again, their selections have really improved over the years.