Thursday, January 8, 2009
Boycott American goods? Think again.
It's always easy to call for a boycott of American goods. Groups and individuals advocating such a boycott may have the best intentions but seriously, does it work? There are bloggers calling for a boycott who forget they are using Facebook, Goggle and their sleek US-made computers. They then have their McDonalds and Coke. Of course, they switch on to CNN and listen to Larry King, a Jew, for the latest updates on Gaza. Then they watch more Hollywood movies produced by Jewish film makers. It's easier say than done. We call for a boycott of US products and have we considered the economic consequences of the US and Jewish lobbyists hitting us back? Then, there are the religious bigots who see the Gaza problem as a Muslim issue. It is not. Many Palestinians are Christians too. Likewise, there are Arab Christians who live in Israel and there are also secular Jews, who hate the Zionists. And certainly most of the people of Israel are not Christians as their spiritual concern is Judaism. Can't we see this from a purely humanitarian point of view? The people of Gaza Strip need our prayers. Let's have a heart.