Needless to say, the enlightened visionaries of the left-wing blogosphere are jumping for joy at the boycott. Much like the boycott of Mormon-owned businesses in the aftermath of Prop. 8 in California, the boycott aims to silence -- not just criticize -- opposing political speech.
Is it any surprise or coincidence that this boycott is taking place against a vocal opponent of Obama's health care restructuring and cap-and-trade plans just at the moment that opposition to such plans is coming to a head? No, the boycott simply is one part of the overall push to silence opposition, much like calling protesters un-American and political terrorists.
Nonetheless, I am happy to see this boycott. Here are my ten top reasons:
- The boycott will fail, as do virtually all boycotts.
- The failure of the boycott will be a huge victory for freedom of speech.
- The failure of the boycott will diminish the power of the boycotters.
- The diminished power of the boycotters will empower grassroots opposition to health care restructuring and cap-and-trade.
- The boycott reveals once again that many liberals are hypocrites who only want freedom for their speech.
- The boycott reveals that the left-wing blogosphere is afraid of other voices being heard.
- The boycott reminds us that large corporations are spineless in the face of liberal pressure groups.
- The boycott reminds us also that we should not confuse large corporations with free markets or free enterprise or freedom.
- The boycott will tell us whether Fox News has a spine.
- The boycott is a reflection that Democrats have few positive arguments in support of their agenda and need to create enemies.
UPDATE: And now a boycott of Whole Foods! The Left is feeding on itself, like people stranded at a plane wreck on some mountaintop. In case you were wondering, corporate Whole Foods has no spine.
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