Couple the predispostion of blinkered socialist-schooled power-seekers to form in the hierarchies of public union leadership with their inherent sympathy for ruthless authoritarian techniques, it is no surprise that they are practising the facile progressive political bigotry of general advocacy causes. Their own methods are so validated to themselves and by the purchase of powerful media and internal propaganda at the expense of their complicit or usually otherwise members whose workplace issues are not availed in the least. And so, CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) Ontario, representing 200,000 unfortunate public sector employees in the province, has passed a resolution supporting an international campaign of boycott, divestment and economic sanctions against Israel (HT Dust my Broom). Benefits of union membership will now include — surprise, you innocent proletarian! — CUPE Ontario's obligations to:
The Last Amazon, who knows more about Israel than a dozen dressed-up academics put together, is disgusted:
CUPE Ontario's next step, [president Sid Ryan] said, is to try to get other unions such as the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Canadian Labour Congress to join the campaign of "boycott, divestment and sanctions."
Read the rest here.
But if CUPE cannot see the security value of the Israeli fence I suggest that every CUPE member and their families need to stand unarmed in the place of the wall/fence to understand the very real threat to Jewish life and limbs. Perhaps when the cost becomes painful to CUPE members they will finally be able to comprehend that Jews are human and have an innate right to their limbs and lives too.
Monday, May 29, 2006
Posted by MapMaster on Monday, May 29, 2006