There’s an hilarious new blog called Stuff White People Like, but by “white people” he means limousine/latté liberals under the age of forty. Each post is titled with the name of something that “white people” like. Each post generally includes a stock photo, which means that the mysterious blog author is putting a lot of effort into his project.
#5 Farmers Markets
White people like Farmers Markets for a number of reasons. The first is their undying need to support local economies (see future post), and the idea of buying direct from the farmer helps them assuage the fears instilled in them from reading Fast Food Nation (and yes, every white person has read this book).
White people also like Farmer’s Markets because it is outdoors (they love being outdoors), they can bring their dogs and children in expensive strollers, and they get to see other white people. If they are single, this is a good place to meet other single white people who share their passion for sustainability.
The idea of calling these limousine/latté liberals just “white people” is brilliant because, not only is it true that they are nearly all white, but it will make them feel extra guilty about being white, and perhaps make them aware of how stupid some of their beliefs are.
I believe that the whole limousine/latté liberal lifestyle is a substitute for religion, which explains the strange liberal dietary restrictions. Liberalism-as religion explains why the liberal feels as smug about being vegetarian as the evangelical Christian feels about his belief in Christ.