Saturday, August 25, 2012

Every time I go to Greenlake in Seattle I hate it a little bit more

Yuppie capitol, home of people who think that if you're rich but eat organic and do yoga you're fighting the man. Here's a hint: you are the fucking man, you're not challenging anything by ripping off hippie culture.

*on edit: the Greenlake ethos is exemplified by PCC Natural Markets which has a location just west of Greenlake on Aurora Avenue. PCC is a co-operative store. As a "cooperative", it's owned by its members, in a semi-egalitarian way, but, guess what--it's the most expensive chain store in all of Seattle. It's prices are so sky high that no one can regularly shop for anything there unless they're rich. Pure and simple. I can't even go in there and get a snack because it's so expensive. The only things I get at PCC on a semi-regular basis (and not at the Greenlake one, by the way), are natural cleaning supplies.

So there you have it, all the sustainability and organic-ness that you could want, but no one who actually has to live within the constraints that 90% of Americans can actually buy anything there, making it a defacto trendy spot for the wealthy to show how much they care about the environment.

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

Reduce, reuse, recycle, in that order. Green consumerism is an oxymoron.