Here’s something for those of us stuck in Deep Blue states to do: not only boycott Whole Foods, but start picketing the stores to reduce purchasing.
Like Mark, I’ve stopped shopping at Whole Foods given its CEO’s “astonishingly disingenuous” WSJ op-ed last week, and his seeming desire to be part of the anti-health insurance reform movement. But this is still inside-the-blogosphere stuff. At a Quaker meeting I attend every Sunday — a meeting filled with well-informed progressive folks — most people had not heard about the boycott when I talked about it during announcements. Pickets would get the news out faster.
And who might organize these pickets? Certainly not a pointy-head like myself: how about, say, a national movement theoretically designed to organize people in favor of the President’s agenda? It’s now been more than two weeks since I signed up to attend an event in my area, and gave OFA some money to assist in their efforts. I haven’t heard a peep from them. Anybody home?