Gay Patriot Header Image

Should the Government Legislate Morality?

A generation ago, the answer would have been. “No, of course not, what kind of a fascist are you?”

These days, the answer from the Democrat Progressive Left is an enthusiastic and obscenity-modified, “F–k, yeah!”

In fact, the Left is now claiming that Big Government is something we should all embrace on the moral principle “because that’s what Jesus would have wanted.”

We see it with cradle-to-grave entitlements, as they demand we must do it because “Jesus was a socialist!” We see it with amnesty, as they demand we must do it because “The pope says so!”

We see it when they insist that we adopt their version of “Who we are as a nation,” which always ends up meaning “Give more!” (Never mind that the phrase “Who we are as a nation” chills free speech and implies that we’re a monolith, thereby negating what we are, which is a nation of free and diverse individuals.)

And it’s mainly because when the Government forces *other people* to conform to the left’s moral choices, it relieves them of the responsibility.

Consider those who insist that health care is a right (it isn’t), but never bothered to ask their own insurers about putting their uninsured friends or neighbors on their own policies. Instead, they just sit around patting each other on the back for insisting that the government force us all to be as charitable as they never have been or will be individually.

Forget It, Jake, It’s Commie Town

Posted by V the K at 8:49 am - April 21, 2017.
Filed under: Progressive immorality

Thanks, once again, to 4Chan, the violent leftist thug who was caught on video bashing Free Speech supporters in the head with a bike lock has been identified as Eric Clanton; an instructor in Philosophy at Diablo Valley College in California who teaches — I am not making this up —  “ethics, critical thinking, and comparative philosophy.”

Cowardly piece of human filth Eric Clanton is seen on video sneaking up behind a Free Speech supporters at a protest in Berkeley and bashing him on the head with a bike lock; because leftists are as cowardly as they are violent. BTW, according to his Amazon account, he ordered 14 bike locks with one day delivery shortly before the protest. (So, either he gets a lot of bikes stolen… or he was arming his fellow progressive leftists.)

Now, having been identified, will he be arrested? And if arrested, will he be prosecuted? And if prosecuted, will he receive a harsh sentence, or will he be, in the words of Obama’s mentor Bill Ayers “guilty as sin, free as a bird.” Given the cozy “no enemies on the left” attitude of Berkeley Law Enforcement (who even coordinate “symbolic arrests” with their fellow socialists), it’s not very likely.

Remember, this is California, where the criminals go free and the state prosecutes the people who expose the criminals.

In the left’s self-constructed mythology, there are no violent leftists. And when violence “happens” at a protest arranged by left-wingers, and when those who commit the violence melt effortlessly into the crowd, and when in a violent protest involving hundreds of people not a single witness comes forward from the left to identify those who committed the violence … “Why, it couldn’t be possibly be one of us who set those fires/smashed those windows/raped those women. We must have been infiltrated by right-wingers who wanted to make us peaceful progressives look bad. Yeah, that’s the ticket.”

By the way, former Democrat Party Chairman and Presidential Candidate Howard Dean says it’s OK to use violence to stop people like Ann Coulter or Ben Shapiro from speaking because “the Constitution doesn’t protect hate speech.” “Hate speech” being defined as facts and opinions that do not conform to left-wing ideology/political correctness.

UC-Berkeley, by the way, canceled an appearance by Ann Coulter claiming that it would be impossible to provide sufficient security (wink-wink). Then, they reversed and said she could come, but only at a time when classes were over and the campus was empty of students after classes had been dismissed for summer recess. Nevertheless, Ann Coulter persisted.

Sorry LGBT, the Left Has Met Someone They Like Better

(HT: pst314) A liberal New Yorker finds out the hard way that gays are no longer the left’s favorite toy; Mohammedans are the shiny new thing.

Last month, when Marine Le Pen refused to put on a headscarf for a meeting with Lebanon’s “Grand Mufti,” a friend of mine, whom I’ll call Dave, commended her for it on Facebook. Dave, as it happens, is a Manhattan liberal who voted for Hillary Clinton, despises Donald Trump, and thinks Le Pen is a fascist. But he’s also a gay man who’s very clear-eyed about the danger of Islam, especially to gay people, and who is angry at the left, both in the U.S. and Europe, for appeasing the Religion of Peace. And so he gave Le Pen a thumbs-up for her gutsy action.

Since Dave’s own friends list consists almost exclusively of other big-city liberal types, he was immediately savaged for his post on Le Pen. One of them wrote that just because Muslim women decide to cover their hair or body doesn’t mean they’re oppressed, and added that Le Pen, by refusing to wear a headscarf, wasn’t standing up for women but simply “trying to spread hate” towards Islam. Another of Dave’s friends agreed: Le Pen “didn’t behave properly.” …

In response to his friends’ complaints, Dave tried to play the gay-rights card, explaining to them that if they accepted the Muslim rule that women need to don a veil to meet a mufti or enter a mosque, they also had to accept the Muslim requirement that gay people – people such as himself – be stoned to death. Plainly, Dave expected that this argument would win the day with his oh-so-liberal, oh-so-gay-friendly friends. But it didn’t. On the contrary, their responses made it clear that they’d fully accepted the current progressive pecking order among officially recognized oppressed groups: gays (especially affluent gay American males such as Dave) are at the bottom of the ladder; Muslims are at the very top. Which means that when gays criticize Islam, a decent progressive is supposed to scream “Islamophobe”; but when Muslims drop gays to their deaths off the roofs of buildings, one is expected to look away and change the topic.

The Democrat Progressive Left has no fixed set of ethical standards, moral principles, or concept of inalienable rights. What they have is “What feels good right now” and “What is politically advantageous right now.” And what feels good right now is virtue-signaling about Mohammedans. Inconvenient realities about the beliefs of Mohammedism vis-a-vis homosexuals must not be allowed to stand in the way of self-righteous virtue-signaling.

And there is a political calculus as well. Globally, Mohammedans outnumber gays and mass immigrations and high birth rates mean there are more votes in mosques than gay bars. Also, Mohammedans share the Democratic Progressive Left’s lust for absolute political authority and violent repression of opposing belief systems. So, there’s that.

The Ethics of the Progressive Left

Posted by V the K at 8:36 pm - April 5, 2017.
Filed under: Progressive immorality

From AOSHQ

“Ethicist” Peter Singer now argues that there’s not really much harm if you rape a severely developmently disabled person, because, come on, they’re barely more than animals (and he notoriously concluded that bestiality is no crime, either). Who’s to say if the very mentally handicapped even can perceive harm, or if harm to them even matters?

Leftists Are Terrible People

Posted by V the K at 7:54 am - February 28, 2017.
Filed under: Progressive immorality

Dakota pipeline rent-a-thugs left behind a bunch of pet dogs to starve to death in the cold.

Democrat: If Little Girls Don’t Want to Look at Wangs, It Means Their Parents Are Intolerant

Posted by V the K at 7:49 pm - February 23, 2017.
Filed under: Progressive immorality

According to CNN News Anchor Chris Cuomo (Brother of New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo {Because Democrat-Media Complex}), if a 12 year old girl objects to seeing a penis in the Girls Locker Room, it’s because of her intolerant, sexually repressed parents.

I am not making this up. (I am however excerpting it because Twitter drags the site down).

Q. What do you tell a 12 year old girl who doesn’t want to see a penis in the locker room?

A. i wonder if she is the problem or her overprotective and intolerant dad? teach tolerance. 

One day last week, after a good sweaty workout, I went into the locker room and there were three naked little kids in front of my locker. Parents often take their kids to swim in the adjacent Natatorium. These kids had just showered and were goofing around and just happened to be where I had parked my stuff. I just kind of reached over them and got my stuff while taking care not to look in their direction. They were so involved interacting with each other, I don’t think they noticed me at all. But a locker room environment is a place where children are vulnerable. Mix a creep in with that situation and… potentially terrible outcome.

I just don’t get why all of society should have to be reordered and everyone has to bend over to accommodate the tiny number of people who are trannies? Why is it not incumbent on trannies to accommodate the actually quite reasonable wishes of a much larger amount of society? There seems to be implicit social contract that trannies… being a tiny minority, should be willing to reasonably accommodate the broader society in return for that society’s protection and inclusion. Instead, it’s the broader society that is supposed to contort itself and jump through hoops to accommodate the unreasonable demands of a difficult and fussy, exceedingly small minority.

Anti-Trump Protest Leader Arrested on Sex Charges

Posted by V the K at 9:43 am - February 4, 2017.
Filed under: Progressive immorality

Micah Rhodes, a leader in the Portlandia’s Professional Progressive Protester Community has been charged with four counts of second-degree sex abuse.

Police interviewed Rhodes on January 25 and also on January 28, 2017. He waived his Miranda rights both times. During the January 25 interview, Rhodes admitted to police that he had had sex with an underage male and an underage female. He also said that he did not know how old either victim was at the time but later admitted in the January 28 interview that he “probably knew the victims were 17 when he engaged in sexual acts with them.”

Rhodes admitted meeting the male victim through Grindr, and also acknowledged that the victim told him he was 17 years old. Rhodes said that he does not remember if he had sex with the victim in Gresham but said that he might have had sex there and that they did have sex in Troutdale. Also in the affidavit, the Oregon Youth Authority said that in 2015 Rhodes had told them that he sex with the male victim, and that he was on probation at the time for First-Degree Sex Abuse and First-Degree Sodomy.

IIRC, the former Democrat Mayor of Portland did something similar with an underage boy, and the left insisted it was not a big deal.

But the important thing is, he isn’t a hypocrite. Because if he said that molesting teenagers was wrong and then did it, that would be wrong. (Is a ‘SARCASM’ tag necessary?) If he were a Christian, a conservative, or a Republican activist … these offenses would discredit his entire movement and be a national news story. But since he’s an anti-Trump Democratic-Socialist Progressive, it’s a local crime story and no big deal.

Speaking of child molesters, the Rotherham Sex Gang chants ‘Allahu Akbar’ as they are sentenced to prison.

Fashion for Fascists

Posted by V the K at 8:51 am - February 3, 2017.
Filed under: Progressive immorality

Inspired by the thugs who arsoned, vandalized, and assaulted their way through UC-Berkeley, a New York fashion designer has designed a line of menswear to take the Black Bloc look mainstream.

New York-based designer Robert James debuted a collection that was unmistakably, “decidedly militant in tone” in order to “create clothes that felt like armor.” The look screams “Occupy radical chic.”

So, whether you’re beating a Trump supporter unconscious with a metal pipe, or just spraying painting “STOP HATE” on a Mormon Church, you will look fabulous, darling. Oh, the romance of socialist revolution! Why be a plain vanilla college student who has led a quiet life of white privilege, when you can be a revolutionary like Che Guevara! Put on that distressed leather jacket, cover your face with a black bandana, and go out there and start a fire in a trash can! Smash some other people’s car windows! That will show those jocks from high school who never invited you to their parties and got to screw all the good-looking girls!  You’re down with the struggle, baby!  When you take your laundry home — including the pair of pants you crapped in when you thought you saw some riot police headed your way — make sure you tell Mom and Dad’s maid to follow the f–king care instructions TO THE LETTER!  Can’t have your best bad-ass riot clothes ruined by that insolent wench.

Let Them In

Posted by V the K at 6:37 pm - February 1, 2017.
Filed under: Progressive immorality

Syrian Refugees sexually assault fourteen year old girl. School officials tell her mother, “Hey, it’s their culture. Besides, she was asking for it. Dressed up like a slut and all, so what do you expect?”  (Paraphrasing)

Her daughter was approached by two Syrian migrants who are enrolled at the Canadian high school. Both attempted to grind with the fourteen-year-old girl before one of the migrant students came up behind her, and aggressively touched her — her body and her breasts — before forcing his hand down her pants, touching her vagina from inside her underwear.

Through emails and a recorded phone interview, the Fredricton mother told me that, at first, Fredricton High School belittled reports of the sex assault against her daughter, and was told to consider things from the Syrian migrant’s perspective — to consider how western girls’ clothing has the potential to create cultural tension.

Yeah, these are the people Democrats are furious about Trump not admitting into our country without intensive screening.

The Canadians also thought mixing twenty-something men from an honest-to-Odin rape culture with young teenaged girls was a good idea.

Syrian men in their twenties enrolled in the high school, successfully hitting on the much younger girls; requests for gender segregation and prayer spaces; expressions of excitement over the Brussels bombings and hobbies that included rocket propelled grenades.

The safety of teenage girls must take a backseat to leftist virtue-signaling. (Shiny New Object.)

They Warned Me If Donald Trump Was Elected, Bullying Kids Would Be Okay Again

Posted by V the K at 10:30 am - January 21, 2017.
Filed under: Progressive immorality

And they were right:

Update:  Just when you thought the left couldn’t be any more vile.

(more…)

Liberal Parenting

Posted by V the K at 8:24 am - January 20, 2017.
Filed under: Progressive immorality

Ten (?) year old kid out on a school night setting a fire in the street, but it’s OK because he hates Donald Trump.  (Or maybe Obama. Or maybe the kid doesn’t even know.)

It was a remarkable live-TV moment. During Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show, reporter Griff Jenkins was at the scene of an anti-Trump demonstration in DC where a fire had been set in the street. Suddenly, a young boy [maybe 10-11] stepped up to say that he “kind of started the fire.”

When Jenkins asked why he started the fire, the boy, who identified himself as “Carter,” said “because I felt like it and I’m just sort of saying, screw the president.”

Yeah, I saw the video. It was a dinky little fire, but think about what this snotty little brat’s parents are teaching him: “It’s OK to set fires as long as you can claim a political justification.”

Wonder if the parents will remember this night when they’re bailing him out of jail for his third aggravated felony/drug charge.

More FSFTG*

Posted by V the K at 2:11 pm - January 11, 2017.
Filed under: Progressive immorality

German Green Party wants the Government to pay for hookers for poor people.

Sex with prostitutes will be paid for by the Government for anyone too poor for a hooker and deemed to need sexual assistance under German Green Party plans

This being Germany, I expect the sex to be highly efficient.

*Free (Stuff) From The Governmet

All This for $74,000 a year

Posted by V the K at 8:30 am - December 28, 2016.
Filed under: Progressive immorality

A feminist professor at the Georgetown Asylum ($46,750 – $74,000 per year depending on degree) has been in a month-long social-media meltdown against a Muslim colleague who committed the unforgivable heresy of voting for Trump.  OK, deranged leftist going on a tear against someone for not sharing her political dogma is totally dog-bites-man. It’s not clear what C. Christine Fair is a professor of, but she is a self-described ‘slut,’ so, okay. Also…

Fair’s personal website says “she can cause trouble in multiple languages,” and her YouTube features videos like “Introducing the Pussy Avenger” and “Tales of My Pussy.”

Well that sounds super-scholarly and stuff.

Professor C. Christine Fair’s professional comportment is indicative of the state of the modern intellectual left.

It’s Always Cakes with You People

Posted by V the K at 3:57 pm - April 19, 2016.
Filed under: Progressive immorality

From the evidence, it seems possible that a left-wing gay pastor tried to stage a “hate crime” for publicity and profit.  He claims that a baker at ‘Whole Foods’ wrote the word ‘FAG’ on a cake, and the sight of the word has traumatized him beyond the limits of human endurance.

Austin Kaplan, Brown’s attorney, released a statement in which he explained that Pastor Brown “continues to be overwhelmed by the feelings of pain, anguish, and humiliation because of this incident.” Kaplan added, “He frequently shopped at Whole Foods, which makes this all the more shocking and disappointing. What really concerns him is knowing that unless some action is taken, this kind of thing could happen again, and that someone else might have to go through a similarly excruciating experience.”

Arguing against Pastor Brown’s version of the incident:

  • The person who decorated the cake is described by ‘Whole Foods’ as “part of the LGBTQ community.”
  • Pastor Brown claims he didn’t see the horrible, horrible word until he opened the box, even though the box had a big ol’ plastic window on top through which the top of the cake could be easily seen.
  • “Video surveillance maintained by Whole Foods shows that the sticker label sealing the cake box, which Brown suggested was never tampered with, was originally on the top of the box. In Brown’s YouTube video, the sticker label sealing the cake box is seen on the side of the box on the bottom. If this claim by Whole Foods is true, then clearly Brown’s proclamation that the cake box’s “seal” was never broken is a complete lie and suggests that this is nothing more than a social justice warrior hoax.”

FWIW, we had Whole Foods cupcakes when one of the women in the department had a birthday. They weren’t very good. They were way too dry and had way too much icing. Yuck.

 

The State Cracks Down on a Dissident

Posted by V the K at 9:15 am - April 6, 2016.
Filed under: Progressive immorality

This is the kind of thing we used to associate with  Nazis, Soviets in their gulags or some mad regime — Pol Pot or others.

California authorities raid home of anti-Planned Parenthood Filmmaker. “Authorities seized a laptop and multiple hard drives from his Orange County apartment, Daleiden said in an email. The equipment contained all of the video Daleiden had filmed as part of his 30-month project, ‘including some very damning footage that has yet to be released to the public,’ he said.”

Of a piece with this: Sixteen Democrat State Attorney-Generals are preparing to prosecute people who question the dogma of Anthropogenic Climate Change That Can Only Be Prevented by the Imposition of Global Socialism.

German Tax Dollars at Work

Posted by V the K at 7:25 pm - March 11, 2016.
Filed under: Progressive immorality

In what has to be the ultimate Progressive Statist Wet Dream, German Government has created a website to promote sex.

The German government has set up an explicitly-illustrated website dedicated exclusively to promoting interracial sex between the nonwhite “refugees” and Europeans.

If the rape statistics from Sweden, Norway, and Germany are any indication, this message is unnecessary at best, broadly misinterpreted at worst.

Divided into six main “themes,” the website uses sexually explicit drawings designed to portray interracial sex as often as possible.

In addition, the website also promotes homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, and “transgenderism.”

Since when is it the Government’s job to promote sex? Straight or otherwise?.According to every socialist/statist I know, Government only pays for roads, fire, and police protection and anybody who wants even a little less government hates those things.

Remember how people who said that general acceptance of homosexuality and gay marriage brought about the destruction of empires used to be mocked and ridiculed. Well, Europe embraced homosexuality, and now they are on the verge of being conquered by a homophobic, patriarchal, rape culture. I’m not saying it’s “God’s vengeance,” or anything. Just that the cultural embrace of homosexuality correlates strongly with a culture in decline; and cultures in decline are vulnerable to aggressive other cultures.

Just sayin’

ZANZU

Also, why is the man on top? Effin’ Patriarchy.

Socialism and Authoritarianism Are Joined at the Hip

Posted by V the K at 1:45 pm - January 27, 2016.
Filed under: Progressive immorality

In the Netherlands (a progressive democratic-socialist Eurotopian country in the Bernie Sanders model), the police are paying house calls to intimidate people who express the wrong ideas in social media.

Throughout the Netherlands, the police visits are part of campaign led by local authorities to address concerns related to social media at the communal level. A spokesperson from the municipality of Loon op Zand, which governs Kaatsheuvel, told DW that police in her municipality only rarely pay personal visits to social media users. If they do, she says, the goal is to clarify that user’s intentions and plans for real-world protests.A police spokesperson from the Oost-Nederland region added that similar programs in his region are intended to be proactive rather than reactive: Local authorities let social media users know in advance that they’re walking a fine line, and they also inform those users that they could face incitement charges if their calls for protests ultimately result in violence.

All Socialist countries will incline toward authoritarianism; this is because all Socialists are authoritarians in their bones. They are people who are driven to outrage that other people may make choices they disagree with. The socialist doesn’t like guns, therefore *you* will not be allowed to own a gun. The socialist hates the American South; it’s culture will be mocked and its symbols erased. The socialist approves of gay marriage, therefore you will be punished if you don’t support gay marriage. When socialists control the State, they control the apparatus to enforce compliance. This is their goal.

Note how many leftists today are cheering because the FBI killed a protester in Oregon last night, and want more.

MultiCulturalism at Work

Posted by V the K at 3:47 pm - January 23, 2016.
Filed under: Progressive immorality

Angela Merkel and the Eurotopian Left are fundamentally transforming Eurotopia much like the American Left is doing in what was once the United States of America. Their efforts are rapidly bearing fruit.

A group of migrant men and women were caught on security camera at the Johannisbad baths in Zwickau, Saxony engaging in unacceptable behaviour, including masturbating into the jacuzzi. In separate incidents other groups of migrants were caught “contaminating” the children’t training pool by “emptying their bowels in the water”, and sexually assaulting other bathers, reports Bild.

This behaviour in Zwickau is not by any means unique in Germany. Breitbart London has reported on a number of sex attacks on children in swimming baths over the past week, with girls as young as 11 and boys as young as three being targeted by migrant gangs. On one occasion in Munich, a pair of young girls enjoying the waterslide at their local pool were groped, “allegedly under their bathing suits”, “and possibly raped” by a gang of “refugees”.

Obviously, these refugees have been oppressed by the intersectionality of power and privilege; which the left obsesses over to the exclusion of such piddling things as terrorism, the National Debt, and economic decline. This Social Justice obsession has — somewhat ironically — led the American and Eurotopian Left to abandon Post-Enlightenment ideals like Free Speech and Individual Rights and actively promote the aims of Mohammedist Atavism.

Because of intersectionality’s insistence that identity politics trumps all, reflexive condemnation replaces reasoned discussion, and those claiming to represent a higher good smother the rights of individuals. Likewise, intersectionality compels one to adopt agendas that have nothing to do with his or her own. Worse, in the name of “solidarity” with other supposedly “oppressed” groups, it leads to alliances with those actively hostile to one’s cause. This is how a gay rights organization led by well-meaning progressives can be duped into disinviting private citizens of the one country in the Middle East respecting the humanity of gays, all at the behest of people who use cultural relativism to excuse Muslim societies that throw homosexuals from the tops of buildings. Denouncing A Wider Bridge as an “Israel advocacy organization,” Spade accused it of promoting a “regime producing colonization and genocide,” a morally scandalous statement not just for its tacit comparison of Jews to Nazis, but also its deliberate elision of the very real genocides taking place in nearby Islamic lands. In a world of people who want to murder them for being Jewish, denying the rights of Jews—and Jews alone—to live their own national life is a moral evil no different than targeting LGBT people or anyone else for being who they are—and that would be true even if Israel wasn’t the sole bastion of LGBT rights in the Middle East.

The Progressive Left is perfectly comfortable embracing Mohammedans who sexually assault women and murder gay men. It’s American Christians with guns they cannot stand.

Feminist Tyranny on Campus

Posted by V the K at 8:43 am - January 7, 2016.
Filed under: Academia,Progressive immorality

A slutty white girl at the University of Findlay hooked up with a couple of black guys after a frat party. According to witness, not only was everything consensual, but the girl was bragging about it in the days that followed. But a couple of weeks later, she changed her mind and decided it was rape. Two days later, without a hearing or any other Due Process, the men were expelled.

On Oct. 3, 2014, two days after M.K. filed her complaint and 13 days after the sexual encounter, Browning and Baity received expulsion letters. Each student was allowed to appeal the decision within 72 hours, and even though they were forced to move back home (each lived outside of Ohio), they filed their appeals within the time allowed.

Yet before the 72-hour period ended, and before the appeals were heard and decided upon, the university sent out a campus-wide email naming Browning and Baity and announcing their expulsion for sexual assault.

You really should read the whole thing; the university… under pressure from the Obama administration which recently issued new rules requiring universities to crack down on the nonexistent campus rape epidemic … went to pains to ignore exculpatory evidence and essentially railroaded the two men.

BTW, the Democrats (natch) have introduced a bill in Congress that would codify this abuse of civil rights and Due Process into Federal Law. And Marco Rubio has signed on as a co-sponsor. Democrats have determined that, for political reasons, gun owners and men falsely accused of rape have no right of Due Process.

(During a) recent congressional hearing, Democratic Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) said, “If 10 people are accused and under reasonable likelihood standard maybe one or two did it, it seems better to get rid of all 10 people.” Polis later backtracked on that statement, admitting he had made a gaffe and “went too far.”

And they wonder why we don’t trust them.

PC as a Cover for Being a Horrible Person

The left has decided that it’s okay to be a rotten person as long as you adhere to their precepts;  vote Democrat/Socialist, use the right words for race and gender, hold politically correct viewpoints, and most importantly, be environmentally obnoxious.

It took a left-wing newspapersite to explain why the environmentally pious are so often rotten people.

According to a study, when people feel they have been morally virtuous by saving the planet through their purchases of organic baby food, for example, it leads to the “licensing [of] selfish and morally questionable behaviour”, otherwise known as “moral balancing” or “compensatory ethics”.

Do Green Products Make Us Better People is published in the latest edition of the journal Psychological Science. Its authors, Canadian psychologists Nina Mazar and Chen-Bo Zhong, argue that people who wear what they call the “halo of green consumerism” are less likely to be kind to others, and more likely to cheat and steal. “Virtuous acts can license subsequent asocial and unethical behaviours,” they write. [See footnote].

The pair found that those in their study who bought green products appeared less willing to share with others a set amount of money than those who bought conventional products. When the green consumers were given the chance to boost their money by cheating on a computer game and then given the opportunity to lie about it – in other words, steal – they did, while the conventional consumers did not. Later, in an honour system in which participants were asked to take money from an envelope to pay themselves their spoils, the greens were six times more likely to steal than the conventionals.

 The complete self-absorption of those who shop at Whole Foods has been noted previously.