Moving on to economic Warfare, The Moderate Voice sounds just a bit...immoderate?
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey shot his company in the face the other day with an anti-health care op-ed screed in the Wall Street Journal. He’s managed to piss off his company’s core demographic: liberals and progressives, and in the process, enabled a boycott that could actually work.It must be my lying eyes, but I thought Mackey said:
While we clearly need health-care reform, the last thing our country needs is a massive new health-care entitlement that will create hundreds of billions of dollars of new unfunded deficits and move us much closer to a government takeover of our health-care system. Instead, we should be trying to achieve reforms by moving in the opposite direction—toward less government control and more individual empowerment. Here are eight reforms that would greatly lower the cost of health care for everyone...Oh, the argument isn't about health in the slightest: it's about whether you're buying capitalist fromage or government cheese.
The assault on anyone not toeing the Party Orthodoxy has been extended to Glen Beck. William A. Jacobson says this is more bug than feature. Hopefully these suppression efforts will have even less effect than Cynthia Yockey's efforts to free up David Letterman's time.
Ultimately, to paraphrase Heinlein as freely as King Lear, a socially armed society may be a more polite society.