Friday, August 14, 2009

All Like Sheep Have Gone Astray...

OK so I would feel the need to post about politics after I wrote about me shifting my interests towards fashion, but this needs to be said. Ready? Here it goes: ANYONE WHO BOYCOTTS WHOLE FOODS IS A BRAINDEAD SHEEP.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, check out this article. I am going to try to shop at Whole Foods more often to offset their dip in sales due to this idiocy. If you read the CEO's editorial, (and you can here) Mackey presents a very logical and reasonable alternative to the healthcare reform being proposed. Whether it is good PR or bad PR for his company isn't the point, because this is beyond the PR for his company. This is about citizens of the United States blindly following rhetoric that pushes a plan DOOMED to fail. Even worse, the comments on this article show that there are people in this country who cannot even conceive any other options to healthcare reform than the one that President Obama proposes. That's sad, that we would put away our minds so easily in favor of being coddled. Our forefathers must be rolling in their graves. Anyone, in either party, who simply follows the leader without judging for themselves whether or not the leader is leading them correctly is a danger to themselves.

Original "democracy" is meant to be closer to anarchy on the spectrum of government, than totalitarianism. When we give up our right to take care of ourselves, to choose our healthcare provider or to choose our own doctor, we are giving up more than a non-existant right. We're giving up a piece of our freedom. I hope Mackey will stick to his guns, and not be persuaded to mea culpa for expresssing his opinion. And I hope the boycotters starve.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Life Decisions

So I've put all over everything (this blog, twitter, facebook etc.) that I love political communication. And while this is true, I have found something scary happening to me recently. My interests are shifting. I think I might want to do Fashion PR. I'm seriously worrying because I have been watching CNN and CSPAN less and less and reading fashion blogs, books and tweets more and more. I noticed that I have "I love political comm." in my twitter bio, but rarely do I ever tweet about politics. But quite often I tweet about fashion, and technology. I've become obsessed with The Sartorialist and Tweed and Velvet. The only thing holding me back from overhauling my wardrobe is the lack of funds to replace essentials.

I know that I'm still young and that nothing is written in stone but the more I look into fashion PR, the more I feel the tug to pursue it. This is one of those pivotal moments in life where I wish I could see a fast forward of what would happen if I did change my pursuits. I haven't finished school yet, so it's not a career change I'm making. But the change in focus would def affect post-grad decisions, like where to move to and whether or not I go to grad school. I wonder how adults make these kinds of decisions after they're established.

Well whatever I end up doing, I want to start doing it already lol!