Wednesday, March 28, 2012

On being liberal

It was one of those days...


It's old news, but i learned today that one of the co-founders and current(?) CEO of Anthropologie, Free People et al has been a major political backer for Rick Santorum. I try not to get political on this blog, but i find his anti-gay/anti-women campaign pretty sickening, and as much as i love those stores i can't shop there in good conscience anymore. I would encourage those who feel similarly to do the same.

Sometimes it's hard to be a politically conscious liberal (WHINE). All the things i like are apparently distributed by bastards. I guess it's time to find new things, and continue practicing my brand of low-investment soft activism.
(still shopping at Whole Foods because i like their sushi, damnit!)

8 comments:

reality_bites said...

It's always been hard having a conscience and acting on it. I think the way of the world is that you do have to make compromises constantly, so going to Whole Foods would fall under that category. The other issue is that our day-to-day life is so overwhelming influenced by corporations that it's almost impossible to do anything that supports them.

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Ryan said...

Man, I know that problem. You're not alone.

Caitlin said...

I love this post!!... especially because I feel like this a lot of the time, too. Another hard part for me is monetary: I'm too poor not to shop at places like Amazon and Target, alas. Maybe someday, when I'm no longer a starving grad student...

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Bhashkar_Sketchup-Mode said...

It's always been hard having a conscience and acting on it. I think the way of the world is that you do have to make compromises constantly, so going to Whole Foods would fall under that category. The other issue is that our day-to-day life is so overwhelming influenced by corporations that it's almost impossible to do anything that supports them.Thanks.....

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