Wow – this is interesting (J-Big)!! I would definitely like to come along after work, then I can find out where I can buy avocados that are ethically grown teehee…Infinity might be start.
I actually was going to join the Boycott of Israeli goods, but yeah, thought it would be anti-semetic – silliness really. Like saying the boycott of goods from USA is anti-christian really.
Good effort people. Mad love
I do have an issue with people thinking that it’s OK to boycott Israeli goods because of perceived injustices to the Arabs there, but not boycotting, say, Chinese goods because of that country’s Han majority treatment of ethnic minorities such as those in Tibet and the Uyghurs. And that’s not to mention the fact that they have currently locked up a Nobel Prize winning human rights activist Liu Xioabo.
And that’s just the very start – not only of crimes against humanity by China but by other countries around the World – not least all of those in the Middle East. And if you don’t know what those crimes are – from vote rigging in elections, to homophobia, to lack of women’s rights, to torture, to cotrolled presses, to support of terrorism – then you would be an ignoramus.
And that’s just the start – not only of crimes against humanity by China but by very many other countries around the World – not least all of those in the Middle East. And if you don’t know what those crimes are – from vote rigging, to homophobia, to women’s rights, to torture, to support of terrorism – then you would be an ignoramous.
So if your “conscience” tell you not to buy Israeli goods (i.e. from a democratic and liberal, but not perfect, society) then you should even more wish to shun goods from fascist and/or totalitarian regimes.
I cannot speak effectively on behalf of the occupation and the stop the cuts coalition but i can voice my personal opinion on the matter. Personally I agree with some of your points, you highlight a very real hypocrisy that surrounds some ethical issues. What i do not agree with is your use of language, “you” singles people out. Yes, people need to feel individually responsible and directly challenging. It can be effective to use words like “we” because we should all be aware of our contradictions.
There are those who have raised a very valid points but they are incapable of escaping the hypocrisy of our society. There are conflict minerals used in electronic devices which you and others no doubt use to raise your points. So, in that vein, I
suggest that we should all take note of our contradictions and accept that we can only really strike a balance.
Anyway, thank you for taking the time to read and post on the blog.
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