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John Mackey Stirs The Pot

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John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods wrote an article in the WSJ that began with the Margaret Thatcher quote “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out

of other people’s money.” What should be instructive about that quote is that in spite of Thatcher being a staunch conservative and anti-socialist, she was never able to get socialism out of England, but I am digressing. John Mackey jumped from the frying pan into the fire with that article because a lot of his customers are progressive socialist eviro-weenies. He made the mistake of pissing some of them off. What is illustrative here is that in spite of him showing an alternative plan to Obama’s that didn’t include a government sponsored option, they crucified him as if he said everyone should die now. What these progressive enviro-terrorist socialist-fascist monkeys have proved is that they are statists. Why? Because they need to power of the government to enforce their ideas. This is so because their ideas are not supported by the facts, and what we observe. Their ideas fail in practicum.


From what I can tell Mr. Mackey is a small c capitalist and libertarian. He also is a businessman and wants to make a profit, but treat his employees fairly. I think he is on the right track, and his honesty is refreshing. So, I contend that if he loses business from the sandals and veggie burger crowd, the good people that truly appreciate freedom will fill the vacuum. To that effect, I say shop at Whole Foods, as your business will help support a businessman that respects freedom and wants to promulgate freedom. Way to go Mr. Mackey.

And to the Left Coast Rebel: You beat me to writing about this article, but I can’t publish from work. It’s too risky. Good show.

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Written by James Lagnese

August 14, 2009 at 8:31 pm