"More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly." -- Woody Allen
Note how this "radical" idea is simply what used to be the American and European norm. That's how far to the right we've gone. And all the good, adult Democrats will snicker about the stupid morons who want to push this stuff. As the right continues to rise.
[21 Dec: Walker’s doubled down: NYT and the post on her blog/site. One line in her blog post I definitely agree with: “The ignorance of many humans, especially in our country, is abysmal.” Correct, and she's a prime example of that.]
They won't. But they should.
By the way, a few months ago, working for #MeTooGaza, I actually talked to Walker on the phone, as she was having trouble uploading a video. She's a nice and funny person, in an interpersonal sense. I didn't know about this lunacy, though.
Here's the poem noted in the link above (original here):
Somewhat famously, when the usual suspects, led by Alan Dershowitz (that avatar of civil liberties), tried to quash a fucking conference on BDS at Brooklyn College in 2013, Michael Bloomberg reacted properly:
I am not "for BDS," as each and every potential boycott or divestment notion needs to be independently considered. I also have some experience with the leaders of BDS; they're assholes.
I am against an academic boycott, for sure. Boycotts of Israeli products made in the occupied territories? Sounds good to me. Divestment of mutual funds from companies that profit from or are located in the occupied territories? Sounds good to me. And so on. (Sanctions are a state-level tactic; we're nowhere near that yet.)
Washington, D.C. 2019 INT. DNC CONFERENCE ROOM. An intern runs across the conference room as PR HACK watches his progress. JOE BIDEN walks in. BIDEN Do you like our intern? PR HACK Is it unpaid? BIDEN, right hand in pocket, smiles and saunters over to PR HACK. BIDEN Of course it is. PR HACK Must be a relative of a very big donor. BIDEN Very. I’m Joe. PR HACK PR Hack. BIDEN It seems you feel our work might be a benefit to the public. PR HACK Candidates are like any other product. They’re either a benefit or a hazard. If they’re a benefit, it's my problem. BIDEN May I ask a personal question?