When Davey Hogg announced that he would challenge Mike Lindell to a pillow fight, we said good for you, more or less. Competition benefits consumers. His tagline could be Make Pillows Cheap Again.
That didn’t last. The venture is still trudging along, and while Hogg has stepped away from the pillow business, he may have planted a seed in the mind of MyPillow founder Mike Lindell who has announced a new venture of his own. MyStore.com
“For years entrepreneurs and inventors have come to me with products and ideas. They don’t know how to market them, and I haven’t had the time to show them,” Lindell said in a video on the site.
“I am going to put vetted products from great entrepreneurs on here, like you see a sampling of them here today, that are going to change this country,” he continued.
“We’re finally going to be able to see these products and be able to get these great entrepreneurs, their great ideas, out to you, the public.”
He styles the budding eCommerce site as a potential competitor of Jezz Bezos’ Amazon.com, but Lindell’s vision excludes cheap crap from China, my words, not his.
You won’t find expensive crap made in China either, so no Nike or Apple products, not the branded stuff at least. And you won’t find much of anything there yet.
There is also no notion (of which I am aware) of what the interface will evolve to moving forward. For now, it’s a page on the MyPillow sever with a few dozen products to get things started.
As with the Hogg venture, now Hoggless, competition is essential in free markets. But it runs contrary to every CO2 ladened political breath these leftists exhale.
Their centrally-commanded vision could include corporatism, which is more fascist than communist. Oligarchs are not out of the question – every tyranny has a material ruling class but almost always subject to the fickle whim of “The Party™.” But nothing in those systems supports true competition, and nothing rises from nothing without the blessing of those in power, including – where applicable – their corporatist cronies.
We wish Mike the best of luck. Just like the short-lived Pillow fight, competition forces everyone to look for efficiency, which is good for consumers (especially lower middle class and low-income folks). This could as well, if it takes off, not that Amazon isn’t always looking at that.
Just remember that this never happens with the sort of government the Left’s craves. That evolution makes competition nearly impossible and crushes innovation.
It is why countries run on a similar totalitarian system (socialism, Marxism, Fascism, Communism, Corporatism, Syndicalsim) have a wealthy ruling class but not much else.
One pillow, comrade, and you will say it is the best pillow you’ve ever used, and it won’t be made by anyone but the approved vendor of the ministry of “we lied when we said we wanted to keep the government out of your bedroom.”