“Opting out en masse”

May 5, 2006 at 10:02 am Leave a comment

What a refreshingly alive attitude from this Shenandoah Valley organic farmer, profiled in Mother Jones! (Thanks to Strike the Root for the article.)

Farmer Joel Salatin says, in very small part:

“We don’t have to beat [the corporate food industry],” Joel patiently explained. “I’m not even sure we should try. We don’t need a law against McDonald’s or a law against slaughterhouse abuse—we ask for too much salvation by legislation. All we need to do is empower individuals with the right philosophy and the right information to opt out en masse.

“And make no mistake: it’s happening. The mainstream is splitting into smaller and smaller groups of like-minded people. It’s a little like Luther nailing his 95 theses up at Wittenberg. Back then it was the printing press that allowed the Protestants to break off and form their own communities; now it’s the Internet, splintering us into tribes that want to go their own way.”

Food (yes, pun intended) for thought – worth savoring every bite.

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