The Sweet Taste of Activism
by Barbara_Donnelly_Lane
July 27, 2012 01:45 PM | 2634 views | 1 1 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Despite the fact that I am ideologically opposed to the very progressive ethos of Ben and Jerry's, I have just finished licking the ice cream off my spoon because those boys with the cows in their ad campaigns sure know how to dish up Cookie Dough; they have every right in a free country to have political views that don't gel with mine, and as long as they put out a good product, I'll buy it.   (Yummm...  Ice creammm....)  

But hey!  If I ever change my mind and decide to try and stop an ice cream parlor from opening in a city with a 9.8% unemployment rate because the multimillionaire founders say things I don't like, I can tell that guy who wants to feed his family--who needs the wages he might have earned in the store that never quite opens--to just shut up and eat cake.  Or apply for food stamps.  I have my principles at stake.  

Makes total sense, right?
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July 28, 2012
Makes perfect sense :)

I love B&J's ice cream, also; and don't give one whit about their politics.
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