John Mackey, the founder of Whole Foods, is now sending out a dire warning about the danger posed to America by radical socialists.
As The Daily Wire reports:
Whole Foods founder John Mackey warned that socialists are “taking over” every facet of American society, and promised he’ll have much more to say when he steps down as CEO of the trailblazing supermarket chain.
Mackey, who founded the company in 1980 and stayed on to run it after selling it to Amazon for $13.7 billion in 2017, said freedom-hating fascists have seized control of companies, education, and even the military. The explosive comments came in an interview with Reason magazine.
“I feel like socialists are taking over,” @WholeFoods CEO John Mackey tells @reason. “I believe in liberty and capitalism. Those are my twin values. And I feel like…a lot of the liberties that I’ve taken for granted most of my life…are under threat.”https://t.co/M9VC9pOone
— Nick Gillespie (@nickgillespie) August 10, 2022
Even now, the younger generation that the supermarket industry relies on to unload trucks, stock shelves, and man the registers “don’t seem to want to work,” he said. The problem is most acute in Democrat-run big cities, he said.
“They only wanna work if it’s really purposeful, and [something] they feel aligned to,” he said. “You can’t hope to start with meaningful work. You’re going to have to earn it over time. Some of the younger generation doesn’t seem to be willing to pay that price, and I don’t know why.”
Mackey also said that he believes that some of America’s most precious freedoms, including freedom of speech, are now under threat due to the threat of radical socialism.