Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for the Left, it now turns out that John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, is a crazed ignorant Neanderthal who doesn’t believe in sustainable development or climate change! Wails change.org (which believes only in change in a liberal direction):
Whole Foods Market has long dominated the natural and organic food scene, and most liberals who shop there believe they’re putting their money where their mouth is. But the grocery’s CEO, John Mackey, has used the bully pulpit the store’s success has provided to oppose first labor organizing, then health care reform, and now to deny human-caused climate change.
Mackey’s Wall Street Journal op-ed eschewing health care reform made waves this summer, spurring protests and a Facebook group calling for a boycott. But now Mackey has gone a step further, telling the New Yorker that he thinks the science on climate change is still unsettled.
Mackey, a libertarian, echoes a familiar conservative talking point when says he worries that climate “hysteria” will lead the government “to raise taxes and increase regulation, and in turn lower our standard of living and lead to an increase in poverty.” But he goes even further, hypothesizing that warm temperatures cause prosperity — instead of, you know, the opposite.
How can someone who sells organic food have an independent mind and believe differently than the liberal conventional wisdom? The horror! It’s time for a boycott!