I freakin’ love this one.
“I used to be in a sales role. One of my customers was a milk bottling plant. I was somewhat surprised that they were putting the exact same milk in both organic and non-organic cartons. Turns out all of their milk is organic, but in order to not miss out on the sales of non-organic milk, they just bottle them differently and sell them at different prices. “
As long as I live I will never forget the time back in the mid 90’s when all this Organic/Free Range horseshit started and I went into a Safeway over in Washougal Wa. to do my grocery shopping. After wandering around picking up what I needed, I strolled through the Meat Dept and while deciding what I wanted, saw this scrawny little chicken all wrapped up in a different color wrap than the rest, sitting all by its self on a rack in the meat department.
Out of curiosity I rolled my cart over to take a looksee and was frikkin’ flabbergasted when I saw the price tag of $17 for this scrawny looking little whole chicken!
This was in like, 1995 or 96. Even today I wouldn’t pay that much for a fucking chicken.
I looked a little closer and saw that now famous bullshit about it being Free Range and Organic.
A couple feet over, a regular whole chicken was like under $5 back then.
I laughed my ass off that some gullible fucking idiot was going to pay 3 times the price for this chicken because of the advertising but I also never forgot that.
The term Virtue Signalling hadn’t been coined at that time but it would have fit perfectly.
Now days, because they don’t teach that shit in schools anymore and because good little Marxists need only rely on the government for any caloric needs they may have, people don’t have the slightest clue where their food actually comes from or what it takes to produce it.
All they know is that steaks and hamburger magically appear every day and eggs come in convenient little cartons.
Salads come pre- made in a bag and Oreo cookies are a food group.
It’s absolutely pathetic and a built in Kill Switch at the same time.
But hey, they can feel good about themselves because some slick advertising outfit says it’s the right way to live.