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LA Times Op-Ed: What In-N-Out’s vaccine standoff reveals about the California dream

Melanie Wong | Oct 24, 202107:17 PM     6

" . . . It takes a delusional Californian to think In-N-Out was anything more than what it is, just like it takes a delusional Californian to build houses in fire country and then rebuild them when infernos inevitably burn them down. Or take showers longer than five minutes. Or live with no earthquake kit, or think online shopping is ethical.

Why did so many fall for In-N-Out’s ruse? It’s more than just the offerings, which — again — are better than good but not anywhere close to the revelation acolytes make them out to be. It’s because in this famously fractured nation-state, Californians yearn for a collective hero, something or someone who rises above our ideological and geographic divides to connect us.

But they’re just as imperfect as the rest of us — and that’s a good thing. If In-N-Out continues to issue strident press releases about government overreach seemingly cribbed from a Tucker Carlson tirade, maybe Californians will be convinced to drop our collective delusions once and for all. . . "

Column: What In-N-Out's vaccine standoff reveals about the California dream

In-N-Out’s surprisingly outspoken anti-vaccine mandate move is a surprise, but it takes a delusional Californian to think In-N-Out was anything more...

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