@Madrid For me, it’s a struggle to shop completely ethically, although I try. But unfortunately, I buy gas every 2-3 weeks for my car, once in a while I shop at Stop & Shop/Wegmans/Market Basket/Walgreens/CVS and I have no clue about their collective political leanings but I gotta assume that most big businesses are financially conservative. We get our natural gas from eversource (though we signed up for 100% of this last year. Verizon fuels our lightening fast WiFi. Whole Foods, where I probably spend most of my grocery money, is lining the pockets of someone I despise (Bezos). And before Amazon bought WF, owner John Mackey was a bit of a nut job. I’m at Trader Joe’s once a week without knowing anything about the company’s politics, even though they project a liberal/fun image (I was shocked when they didn’t have employees wearing masks for several weeks in the early days of the pandemic). I turned a blind eye because they serve my food needs. I try to shop at my local farms and businesses as much as possible but I often compromise myself and I try my best to offset that. I love Bill Penzey and his crazy emails and buy all my spices there.
Even though I knew about Wilson Farms and the support of Trump, I was just there today, buying bulk tomatoes and cider doughnuts for Spring Onion. The support of Trump was a big topic of discussion amongst my food friends and I when it came to light. I never shopped there much anyway because 10 years ago I had heard about some unsavory things regarding their irrigation practices (edited). But I do break down and go there once in a blue moon.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that it’s a complicated world we live in. If I could live off the grid, Grizzly Adams-style, I would in a minute. (Wait, did I just date myself? LOL)