Whole Foods founder and CEO John Mackey said during a recent episode of the Reason podcast that socialists are “taking over,” and human liberty is “under threat” like never before.
Mackey has believed in “conscious capitalism” as a way to make the world better, but he is being forced to admit that his libertarian ideology has not done nearly enough to stop the socialist threat from advancing.
“My concern is that I feel like socialists are taking over,” Mackey said. “They’re marching through the institutions. They’re…taking over education. It looks like they’ve taken over a lot of the corporations. It looks like they’ve taken over the military. And it’s just continuing.”
“You know, I’m a capitalist at heart, and I believe in liberty and capitalism. Those are my twin values. And I feel like, you know, with the way freedom of speech is today, the movement on gun control, a lot of the liberties that I’ve taken for granted most of my life, I think, are under threat,” he added. Read more…