I've got family in the co-op. Family I love, family with whom I'll always have a connection. I understand the emotional basis for their decision, and, frankly, consider it just that. There are THOUSANDS of small Israeli businesses who try and make their living through export. They are the equivalents of Republicans, Democrats, Socialists, Amish, Evangelicals, Unitarians, agnostics and aetheists. Small businesses, agribusiness behemoths, single moms with cottage industries. By painting ALL of us with the same black tar brush the Olympia co-op members are no more sensitive to suffering people than the Hammas terrorists who fling bombs and terrorize their own peoples. The Olympia Co-Op board and members areas much expemplifying the innocence of naive American viewpoints as they are wielding their idea of an economic sword of deterrence. The result? Teva Pharamceuticals won't know a thing about it. Neither will Keter Plastics (a left-wing, Socialist company I might add). Nor would any of the large-revenue generating companies doing business with the U.S. But yes, they will have incredible impacts on my friends who sell honey from their 10-acre farms. And the folks who fight their own chemical-based local industries to bring organic and natural products from Israel to the U.S. are barred, their income, already limited, further reduced. If the "brave" folks in Olympia want to send a message, let them think, strategically, of how they can hurt the fascist Israeli organizations and supporting industries. And not, like schoolyard bullies, take their anger out on the weakest in the school yard.
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