I was rightfully called out as a hypocrite today. I was wearing a Right-to-Know, Label GMOs tee-shirt to McDonald’s this morning and a young woman called me out. I told her she was right to do so. We had a nice, brief conversation afterward after we both gave our money to the man.
I am really torn on GMO’s. I don’t know enough about them to come down on one side or the other. One blogger I respect a great deal, Mother Jones’ Kevin Drum, was even against California’s GMO labeling initiative, Proposition 37 last November*. I was for Prop. 37. I’m also anti-hypocrite.
But I do realize we are all human and life is complicated. Being hypocritical from time to time should not mean you can’t advocate for this or that issue. Hypocrisy will hurt one’s credibility on a subject, sometimes rightfully so. But it shouldn’t be the end of the conversation, or the personal or societal goals for which we all strive.
*http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/10/why-i-disagree-kevin-drum-californias-gmo-labeling-proposition Rather than linking to Kevin’s blog – I’ll link to Google’s first search result. This article does link to one of Kevin’s posts against Prop. 37.
- Hypocrites Everywhere (phillipbrande.wordpress.com)
Meta Note (aka navel-gazing) : when posting, WordPress offers you about 10 posts that their search engine think matches your post. The options are often pretty good. I might frequently use these. The one I’m adding today mentions McDonald’s hypocrites like myself. I may or may not agree with the Savior conclusion, but that’s just because I’m agnostic and I like and respect people’s own decisions on that one. Also, another cool thing about writing blogs, you get numbers. I love numbers and believe numbers are for sharing, good or bad. Here are mine as of right now – 51 views, 10 visitors. Hooray! and hi.