Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Plain and Simple #4 - "A Welcoming Place"

Here is another gem from our pro-BDS people at the Park Slope Food Coop, as part of their reasons why we should join the boycott.
It [joining the BDS movement] will also make the PSFC a more welcoming place for all people who want justice realized in Palestine.

Setting aside what "justice in Palestine" might mean - that will have to be a separate post - I assume they are talking about themselves. Are they saying they don't feel welcome? So let's see:

  1. They have had over two and half years of letters printed in the Linewaiters' Gazette.
  2. They have had an entire General Meeting devoted to their topic.
  3. They have had hosted several education events in the Coop.
  4. They give out flyers in front of the Coop.
  5. They have 2 items sitting on the Agenda Committee list.

Just how much more welcome do they need to feel?

And since when is holding a political position akin to race or ethnicity or religion or sex or orientation? Since when are holders of a political positions a protected group? By definition, holding a position means excluding those who hold the opposite position. So, we have to be more welcoming to one group by endorsing a position that will make the people who disagree with them feel less welcome.

These are peace activists? This is the meaning of co-existence?

If your head hasn't exploded yet, can someone please explain to me the logic of "If you won't take a position on an issue, then your inaction means you support the people I disagree with."?

Once again, plain and simple, they don't know what they are talking about.


  1. I think you know that answer to that: they will "more welcome" when the coop is Judenrein, the same way they want Palestine itself. (

  2. Wifely: not Judenrein, just Zimmis (see

  3. and here is some more (spelled in Wiki as dhimmi):


  4. The publication you cite refers to any Islamic state. The article in USA today deals directly with the Palestinian desire that the state of Palestine be Jew-free. I do believe there is a difference worth noting.

  5. well mom aren't you glad there are stupid people on this planet? if there weren't you'd never have been compelled to write this blog, and reasearch this cool stuff

    love ANCM


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