Friday, February 19, 2016

"Fairness" In Marxist/Islamist BDS Terms--Boycotting the "Despotic" US and UK Along With Israel

The BDSers' true colours are in full view at the University of Illinois-Chicago--the "virtuous ones" despise the West, of which Israel is an exemplar (as well as the proverbial canary in the coalmine):
The student council at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) on Tuesday voted to divest their school’s $2.3 billion endowment from Lockheed Martin, Hewlett-Packard, Boeing, and Caterpillar, in other words, the usual suspects guilty of doing business with the Jewish State, but the vote came with a twist: those companies were also punished for their shameful collaboration with other “despotic regimes,” such as the United States and the United Kingdom. 
According to the Washington Free Beacon, the debate over the decision became so fierce, Jewish students asked campus police for protection. 
The decision reads like the brainchild of an SDS manifesto from the 1960s and a PLO list of demands from a hijacked Swissair Jumbo in Tripoli — probably because it is. It condemns America’s “drone attacks in foreign countries that have killed between 2,700 and 5,000 people, torturing prisoners and keeping them indefinitely in Guantanamo Bay, and NSA’s mass surveillance,” which is why their school’s money should be kept from “Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard, G4S, Lockheed Martin, Foxconn, Elbit Systems, and Boeing.” ...
The decision reads like the brainchild of Karl Marx with input from Yasser Arafat, more like.

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